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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

VP Credit Review Officer
  • Location New York
  • Salary $130,000 - $160,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Banking
  • Description Our client is a full service commercial bank headquartered in midtown Manhattan, seeking to recruit a VP Credit Review Officer for their growing team. This position will report to the Head of Credit
Compliance Advisory
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Salary Up to $110K + Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking , other Financial Services
  • Description Our client is a global financial services institution, headquartered in Boston, MA. The bank are seeking a Compliance Advisor to report to the Director, and to play a key role in the monitoring and
VP Audit Manager - Compliance
  • Location New Jersey
  • Salary Up to $140K + Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description Our client are a global financial services group undergoing a period of significant expansion. As such they are seeking to build out their Internal Audit function to achieve a number of strategic
VP Audit Manager - Compliance
  • Location New York, NY
  • Salary Up to $140K + Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description Our client are a global financial services group undergoing a period of significant expansion. As such they are seeking to build out their Internal Audit function to achieve a number of strategic
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