PwC Middle East

Tax & Legal Services - Legal - Immigration - Senior Associate - Dubai

Not disclosed
21 Jan 2022
21 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


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.

Job Description & Summary

We are part of the largest global legal network and have over 3,500 lawyers and legal professionals in over 90 countries (over 170 countries including immigration law and entity governance & compliance). Our Middle East Legal Network continues to rapidly grow.

Our lawyers and legal professionals work alongside the wider PwC, providing a truly joined up client facing service offering. Our team often works with Tax, Structuring, Consulting and Risk Assurance Services and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a unique, comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.

We are a thriving business across the Middle East with a regional hub in Dubai, looking to expand further.

The Immigration practice provides advisory and compliance services to clients in relation to immigration and provides a unique opportunity to broaden your own skills and be at the cutting edge of legal services. We also look to embrace technology in everything we do.

We are looking for a Senior Associate with ideally four years’ experience and a Middle East Immigration background to join the team and to help support its continued expansion.

Our Senior Associate will be fully integrated into the team and will work closely with lawyers and legal professionals of all levels; assisting with our broader initiatives and advisory work. Like the rest of our team, we expect those in this role will enjoy an interesting, varied and challenging workload. The day-to-day work may involve providing advice to clients on immigration compliance, preparing visa/work permit applications, assisting with business development initiatives and drafting client alerts. It will involve liaising with our other specialist legal teams in the Middle East and with our Network firms in other jurisdictions, and generally working with the team to develop top quality service to our clients.


The following skills are required for this role:

Essential skills:

  • Middle East immigration experience with a focus on the UAE (mainland and freezone jurisdictions) and other GCC countries
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; clear, articulate and confident in written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest and experience in business development
  • A high level of computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and legal databases/caseworking tools
  • Well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Primarily a team player but also able to complete specified tasks under own initiative
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Highly driven and proactive
  • Respect for confidential information

Desirable skills:

  • Understanding of basic social security matters such as GPSSA or other levies related to the immigration process
  • Proficient Arabic language ability highly desirable

The skills we look for in our employees

Our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, “The PwC Professional”.

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business.

As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we’re open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Travel Requirements

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Government Clearance Required?

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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