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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

RCSA Specialist
  • Location New York
  • Salary Up to $180,000 Base + Bonus
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking
  • Description Barclay Simpson are representing the impressive Operational Risk Managing Director of a prestigious global Commercial Bank who is seeking to recruit an Operational Risk Specialist at either AVP or VP
Senior Director IT Audit
  • Location New York, NY
  • Salary $160,000+
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector IT Audit
  • Description Barclay Simpson are partnered with a national financial services client who are looking for a Senior Director IT Audit.  This is a senior level management position and you will be
Credit Risk Modelling / Quantitative Modeller – PD/LGD/EAD
  • Location New York
  • Salary Up to $125,000
  • Job type
  • Sector Banking, Credit Risk, Operational Risk
  • Description Barclay Simpson have an opportunity for a quantitative modeller to join a leading global bank that are expanding rapidly and looking to hire key talent to join their expanding credit risk function.
Senior Information Technology Auditor
  • Location New York
  • Salary $90,000 - $130,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Audit, Operational Risk
  • Description An IT audit senior is required for one of the world's leading banking groups, based in New York. This is a brand new role, as the bank look to provide audit coverage across various emerging
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