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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

Senior Fraud Manager
  • Location Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Salary £65,000 - £75,000
  • Job type Contract/Temp, Permanent
  • Sector Asset Management/Funds , Interim, Data/Analytics
  • Description A fantastic opportunity to join a very high performing team at an exciting time in fraud prevention.
Internal Audit Consultant, Trade Finance
  • Location Remote Working (London)
  • Salary to £700 per day
  • Job type Contract/Temp
  • Sector Banking
  • Description This niche bank has an opportunity for an Internal Audit Consultant to join them on a short-term basis. This assignment will involve completing a review of their trade finance area.
Senior Product Compliance Officer
  • Location London
  • Salary £75,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description I'm working on a new and exciting opportunity with an established retail bank based in the city. The hiring manager is looking for a Senior Product Compliance Officer with broad product knowledge
Head of Internal Audit
  • Location London /Flexible
  • Salary £Six Figures
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Asset management/Funds , Other Financial Services
  • Description My client is a rapidly growing international financial services company. It is looking for an experienced internal auditor who can manage and develop a team and be credible with senior stakeholders.
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