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Legal recruitment steady across the Middle East

The Middle East legal jobs market has certainly been affected by the global economic crisis but opportunities still exist for qualified lawyers across the region. In the UAE there is currently more recruitment activity in Abu Dhabi than in
Dubai, but other countries such as Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait also offer excellent opportunities for qualified lawyers looking to work for international organisations on a tax-free package. The Middle East offers high living standards, good schools, tax-free salaries, excellent quality of work and superb career progression.

We are recruiting for in-house legal jobs in the Middle East across all industry sectors with the main demand currently in financial services and oil & gas. Opportunities exist for lawyers making their first move into an in-house role, as well as for in-house lawyers with a minimum of two years post qualified experience up to senior Heads of Legal. Experience gained in the local market is highly valued, and due to current economic conditions it is now proving more difficult to move directly from the West without previous experience of working in the region. Qualified lawyers who speak fluent Arabic are in high demand.

To discuss the Middle East legal recruitment market in general or to gain further information on specific Middle East based legal jobs, contact Tim Sandwell
ts@barclaysimpson.com or telephone him on +44 (0)20 7936 2601.

For up to date information on current legal jobs, Middle East recruitment market, including latest salary information, visit
Middle East Market Report 2011.

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Latest jobs

Audit Manager
  • Location West London and/or City
  • Salary £60-80,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Asset management/Funds
  • Description This niche bank offers a great opportunity to join internal audit at a time of growth. You can leverage your subject matter expertise to learn new areas while developing your coaching skills.
Senior Auditor
  • Location London or West London
  • Salary £40-60,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Asset management/Funds
  • Description This mid-sized financial services company operates in a number of markets including, retail and corporate banking, asset and wealth management. It has vacancies for an Audit Manager and Senior Auditor
Senior Manager Regulatory Liaison
  • Location London
  • Salary £95,000
  • Job type Contract/Temp
  • Sector Banking
  • Description My client is a leading retail bank based in the city. They are looking for a Senior Manager in the Regulatory Liaison team for an initial 6 month FTC maternity cover
Head of Risk
  • Location Dublin
  • Salary £90,000 - £120,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Operational Risk, Market Risk
  • Description My client is a Global Asset Management firm, seeking a Head of Risk to join their Dublin based team.  This is an exciting opportunity which offers a senior platform to influence and be part of
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