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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 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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Compliance Manager
  • Location London
  • Salary Up to £75,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description My client is mid sized international bank. They are looking for a Compliance Manager to assist the Head of Compliance to ensure the bank is being compliant with rules, law and regulations
IT Audit Manager
  • Location Dubai, UAE
  • Salary To£90,000 tax free
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking , Asset Management/Funds
  • Description A leading Middle East bank has an opportunity for an experienced IT Auditor to join their team based in Dubai.  The role will take the lead in the review of IT Infrastructure projects undertaken
Senior Asset Recovery Investigator
  • Location London
  • Salary c£60,000 + Bens
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Financial Crime Compliance , Corporate Security
  • Description This role would manage specialist asset tracing cases, tracking down hidden assets through creative research methods, utilising multiple sources including public records, international media
Senior Internal Auditor, Methodology and Quality Assurance
  • Location London
  • Salary To £65,000+Bens+Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Other Financial Services
  • Description An opportunity has arisen for an internal auditor to join a leading bank in London. In this role you will be involved in the delivery of independent quality assurance reviews of audits performed by
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