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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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Model Validation Manager
  • Location New York
  • Salary $150,000 - $190,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Market Risk, Credit Risk
  • Description THE COMPANY: Our client is a global banking institution with a strong North American presence. They are seeking multiple managerial hires at VP and SVP level in their Model Validation team across the
Senior Auditor - Global Financial Services Firm
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Salary Up to $100K + competitive bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Other Financial Services
  • Description Our client, a global financial services firm, is seeking a Senior Auditor to lead and execute an integrated audit plan across its trading platform and the financial products traded on the platform.
IT Risk Assessment and Information Security Consultant
  • Location Manhattan, NYC
  • Salary Competitive
  • Job type Contract/Temp
  • Sector Cyber Security / Resilience
  • Description IT Risk Assessment and Information Security Consultant – Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT Risk, Banking, 6m Contract, NYC Our leading Banking client requires ...
Information Security AVP - Vulnerability, Assessment, IT Risk, Asian Banking
  • Location New York, Midtown
  • Salary Competitive
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Financial Crime Compliance , Cyber Security / Resilience, Interim
  • Description Information Security AVP - Vulnerability, Assessment, IT Risk, Asian Banking Our leading banking client is requiring an Information Security AVP to supp
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