Construction Lawyer

Dubai / Abu Dhabi / Qatar
Attractive tax-free salaries, benefits, relocation
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Construction Lawyers – All levels up to Partnership – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar

The demand for construction lawyers in the Middle East remains high and vacancies are opening up regularly in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar for lawyers with contentious, non-contentious or mixed practices. The firms differ from one to another but all offer high-value, complex work on major projects.  Junior/mid-level lawyers will likely notice a step up in terms of responsibility and client contact whilst more senior lawyers tend to enjoy the opportunity to establish themselves in a market that is less crowded at the top-end.  The record for firms making up Partners in the region compares favourably.

We are currently working with clients who are actively looking for mid and senior level Associates (approximate range of 2 -8 years’ experience) as well as a further two clients who are seeking senior level hires, ideally people who are already in the region or who have previous experience of advising on matters in the Middle East.  In both cases immediate Partnership would be considered but that would likely require some following.

If you have at least twelve months’ construction experience from a leading UK/US/Australasian law firm and you are interested in a move to (or within) the Middle East please contact Jason Horobin.  Even if we do not have the right role immediately, we are happy to offer advice and keep you informed as (or before) positions hit the open market. 


The international division of Origin Legal specialises in helping lawyers to make career defining cross-border moves. We work globally but have particular expertise in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Offshore markets. Please contact Jason Horobin directly or visit our website for more resources and a full list of current vacancies.

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