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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 New York, NY
  • Salary $Commensurate with experience$
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description We are working with a Tier 1 Global Banking business to find a VP Credit Risk Audit Manager to join their high performing team in New York.   Please note: while the COVID-19 crisis continues
IT Audit Manager
  • Location Washington DC
  • Salary $Commensurate with experience
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking , Other Financial Services
  • Description We are working with a top tier US financial services business to find an IT Audit Manager to join their growing technology group in Washington DC. The IT Audit Manager is a critical part of the team
Senior Security Systems Engineer (Security Clearance Required)
  • Location Washington D.C
  • Salary $150,000 - $200,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Corporate Security, Resilience , Intelligence , Privacy/Data Protection, Technology Risk, Information Security , Public Sector
  • Description Job Description: Barclay Simpson is seeking a Security Systems Engineer who wants to work on a new agile DevSecOp project in an IC DoD customer space.  This role provides, implements
Internal Audit Director
  • Location Washington DC
  • Salary $Commensurate with experience
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Other Financial Services
  • Description Our client is a leading global financial services business financial services business with services across retail banking, commercial lending and capital markets
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