Line of Service
Legal Services – Employment & Pensions
Job Description & Summary
PwC Legal Middle East
PwC Legal Middle East is a multiple award-winning regional team of over 65 lawyers and legal professionals working across Corporate & Commercial (particularly M&A and Restructuring), Financial Services & FinTech, Energy & Projects, Employment & Reward, Immigration, Corporate Governance, Entity Incorporations & Compliance and NewLaw. Globally, we are part of the largest legal network in the world and we have over 3,500 lawyers in over 100 countries.
Our lawyers and legal professionals work alongside PwC’s traditional service lines, providing a truly integrated “one stop shop” service offering alongside Tax, Deals, Consulting and Assurance services. We provide technically sound, practical advice and look to embrace technology in everything we do.
Our Employment & Reward practice provides a broad range of strategic advice and assistance to an even broader range of clients, from start ups to government bodies and some of the largest multi national companies in the world. No two days are the same as the team provides regional assistance in respect of the entire spectrum of employment law issues, including: day to day employee management matters, reward and executive compensation structures, pensions, transactional support in the context of corporate activities and workplace investigations. The practice is unlike any other employment law team in the market. It is involved in some of the most novel and exciting work across the region and is growing at a significant pace. This role provides a unique opportunity to be at the cutting edge of legal services working on genuinely interesting matters.
PwC Legal Middle East’s lawyers
Our lawyers must be entrepreneurial and have a collaborative mindset to succeed in a truly different legal environment to a traditional law firm.
Technical excellence is a given and local knowledge is required but beyond that, we look for people with business acumen, a global mindset and those who enjoy building relationships across PwC and with our clients across the Middle East region and globally.
Our lawyers work closely with other PwC professionals at all levels and across various jurisdictions. Our senior lawyers play an important role in the development of junior lawyers.
We are looking for a senior Arabic speaking employment lawyer to join our Employment & Reward practice. The successful candidate will be based in KSA (either in Riyadh or Jeddah).
The role will involve:
providing regional employment advice in respect of the entire spectrum of employment and labour matters, including pensions, executive compensation, the future of work and privatisation
managing regional employment projects
working closely with the global employment network on multi-jurisdictional matters
working in a multi-disciplinary environment with other PwC professionals
training and coaching junior members of the team
supporting with and, in time, leading business development initiatives
We are interested in individuals who have the following experience and attributes:
between 5 and 8 years’ post-qualified experience gained at a reputable law firm
significant and demonstrable employment law experience (preferably in the GCC though other experience will be considered)
managing a portfolio of clients and operating with a mindset of a business owner
evidence of leading business development initiatives
strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
strong communication and analytical skills
Bilingual – English and Arabic language fluency
Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
Degrees/Field of Study required: Law – Law
Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)
Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)
Up to 20%
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Government Clearance Required?
Job Posting End Date
September 29, 2022
About PwC Middle East
At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.