Corporate Associate (KSA)

Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: Riyadh, SA

Company: Dentons

Firm Profile
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. 

PQE:  3-4 - KSA nationals only

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Reports to: Ziad Saad/Nick Simpson

Practice group: Corporate

Location: KSA

Reference no: 4018


The Department


In today’s dynamic business and regulatory environment for corporate transactions, our clients need a partner with knowledge, versatility, and determination to help you achieve your goals.

Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and are located in offices across the globe in order to deliver seamless, integrated solutions to clients. Using a forward-thinking approach, Dentons works together with the client to create innovative solutions, helping them preserve value while managing risk.

From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, we are by our client's side, helping them effectively and efficiently meet their business needs. Our practical approach, coupled with sound, constructive, and responsive advice, allows clients to navigate roadblocks at critical moments.

With transactional expertise, deep knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate, and far-reaching experience in advising global, national, and emerging companies, we maximize our global presence and local expertise to meet client needs.


Purpose of role


Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions, from strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration. We are located in offices across the globe, offering seamless and integrated solutions to our clients.

We now have an opportunity for an Associate to join the Corporate transactional team. The successful candidate will develop their expertise in a team that has deep sector knowledge and far-reaching experience in advising global, national, and emerging companies.

Maximizing our global presence and local expertise, you will connect with colleagues throughout the firm globally and work on a range of corporate transactions including M&A, private equity, venture capital and ECM. You will work within a wide variety of sectors.

You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raise your own profile, and support the continued growth of the practice.

The role would be ideal for a mid-senior level.




  • You will take a lead role in a variety of transactions across a range of sectors,
  • Build and maintain client relationships,
  • Contribute to business development,
  • Coach and mentor more junior members of the team,
  • Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally,
  • Required experience, skills, and attributes,
  • Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent,
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience in corporate transactions,
  • You will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the corporate sector,
  • You will ideally have experience in preparing and participating in pitches to clients,
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence,
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability,
  • Is dedicated to exceptional client service,
  • Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus,
  • Strong financial and business awareness,
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills,
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills,
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development,
  • Language Capabilities,
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred,
  • Candidates based in KSA will be ideal.


Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture that respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.


Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. During the application process, any applicant has the opportunity to tell us about any adjustments they may require during the application process. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email 

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.