Recruitment Update – Middle East – June 2015

Welcome to our latest recruitment update about the legal market in the Middle East. In contrast to a healthy pipeline of legal jobs for lawyers in the UK, the demand for lawyers in the Middle East is relatively steady and, as some commentators have suggested, “subdued”. Much of the explanation for this, perhaps not surprisingly, stems from the dramatic fall in oil prices. That said, whilst law firms continue to tread carefully, a number of opportunities do exist for lawyers, particularly those with regional experience and/or who speak fluent Arabic. Here are just some of the legal vacancies we are seeing in the Middle East:


Partner, Project Finance, UAE

Senior/Associate 4-7 PQE Real Estate, UAE

Senior/Associate 4-6 PQE Debt Capital Markets, UAE

Senior/Associate Corporate, KSA

Senior/Associate 4-6PQE Corporate/Finance, UAE

Associate 3-5PQE Dispute Resolution, UAE

Associate 0-3PQE Banking/Finance, UAE


For details of these and other legal jobs in Dubai and the wider Middle East please contact Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection.