Conflicts Advisor

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Details: Posted on: 8th January 2018

  • Company Name: Al Tamimi Company
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary: Unspecified
  • Minimum Work Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education Level: N/A
  • Listed By: Employer
  • Career Level: Mid-level


The role

We are currently looking a Conflicts Advisor that can join our Compliance Team to be based in our Sharjah office.

The main objective is to ensure the firm is complying with conflict checking rules and procedures when taking on new matters, including the evaluation of conflict search results, following up with lawyers and the Conflict of Interest Committee as required, and administering and maintaining the firm's conflict database/system.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reviewing and analysing conflict search results following initial search by secretary or lawyers
Following up with secretaries and lawyers to ensure internal discussions are being handled to clear any potential conflicts
Escalating and liaising with the Head of Quality Assurance/Conflicts Committee as appropriate
Approving the clearance of conflicts so that the Compliance can open a new matter
Collating and sending out conflicts emails (regularly during the day) to all lawyers
Act as a subject matter expert on conflicts procedures and policies
Assisting with the development and maintenance of the firm's conflict checking systems
Contribute, as required, to projects aimed at improving compliance knowledge across the firm
Reviewing engagement terms between the firm and its clients

Skills and experience


Minimum of 2 years' experience in a paralegal or compliance role, ideally within a law firm or a financial institution
Law degree or other legal qualification or background
Strong communication skills
High adherence to policies and procedures
High level of discretion and confidentiality
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Good time management skills to prioritise workloads
Strong work ethic and sense of ownership and responsibility
Drives results through teamwork, people, communication and influence
Comfortable with change, ambiguity, debate, conflict and informed risk taking
Willingness to make decisions, while ensuring buy in from stakeholders
Desire for continuous professional development
Organised and systematic
High level of proficiency in IT systems

Excellent researching skills
Strategic thinking and the ability to deliver a vision of continuous improvement

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is one of the premier law firms in the Middle East and the largest law firm in the region, with presence in all of the six GCC countries. Established in 1989, the firm has 57 partners, staff of over 670, and 17 offices in nine countries throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt.

The firm specialises in advising major international corporations and financial institutions, Middle East banks and government organisations, businesses and families in their global operations and investments. It has particular expertise in arbitration & ADR, banking & finance, dispute resolution & litigation, IP & data security, shipping & aviation, project & infrastructure finance, real estate & construction, corporate & commercial, technology, media & telecommunications, insurance and private client.

For more information please visit : www.tamimi.com

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