Our first Middle East office opened in Dubai in 1978, with our Abu Dhabi office following in 2007.
Our UAE practice has grown into a major force in the region. In terms of track record, breadth of resources and consistent quality across the range of disciplines, there are few firms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi capable of matching our overall service.
Our legal practice provides a comprehensive legal service to its clients, advising large companies, banks and government entities on their commercial and financial activities. Our UAE offices advise on all aspects of corporate, finance (including bank finance, debt capital markets and all types of Islamic financing), domestic and international real estate and regulatory advice.
Our staff are consequently exposed to a very wide variety of high-profile and excellent work and have numerous opportunities to advance their skill-sets.
We are focussed on developing our offering in the UAE by recruiting top calibre employees to join the team. We are therefore always keen to hear from qualified professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in joining Allen & Overy.
Departments in the UAE
Business Development and Marketing
We provide a global capability of effective, coordinated and decisive legal advice. In order to achieve this we require high quality support for Allen & Overy's activities. As with all our support functions, Business Development is a key component in driving the business forward and enhancing our reputation for excellence and innovation.
We seek exceptionally talented individuals to join us. We are actively committed to providing comprehensive training and development for all support staff by direct experience and formal training programmes and offer outstanding career development opportunities, both in London and worldwide. In all cases, you should possess the appropriate academic and professional qualifications. In addition, you should have a commercial approach, be able to think laterally, be pragmatic and well organised, and be able to cope under pressure.
The Business Services department covers a very wide variety of disciplines both locally and internationally. Across all areas, we seek to achieve the highest level of service and support for our internal customers and our clients. This is achieved by recruiting and retaining the best people. Business Services consists of operations, legal PAs, front of house, administration assistants, and drivers.
A career in Business Services is varied, challenging and very satisfying. We are looking for professional, intelligent individuals who are highly customer-focussed and who enjoy and understand the fast-paced legal environment.
As with all our support functions, the Finance department is a key component in driving the business forward and enhancing our reputation. Finance is highly computer automated, and growing at a rapid pace.
We are looking for exceptionally talented people to work in one of the department's many specialist functions. In all cases, you should possess the appropriate academic and professional qualifications. In addition, you should have a commercial approach, be able to think laterally, be pragmatic and well organised, and be able to cope under pressure.
The opportunities to develop your career at Allen & Overy are outstanding. We are committed to providing comprehensive training and development for support staff by direct experience and formal training programmes.
Providing a full HR service to our lawyers is a vital part of our business and we look for the best to support the best. The HR function in Allen & Overy plays a highly important facilitating role in enabling the firm to attract, motivate and retain the best possible quality of staff at all levels.
Our global HR function is organised to reflect the international structure of our business. Each territory has its own HR team who are part of a global HR network.
We often have opportunities for exceptionally talented HR professionals. If you have excellent experience in any of these areas and are ambitious, open-minded, adaptable and ready to take control of your HR career with Allen & Overy, we would like to hear from you.
Pre-eminent amongst law firms in the use of information technology, Allen & Overy relies absolutely on the quality of its advanced IT services and systems, and on the dedication of its highly professional IT staff.
If you set yourself the highest standards, are keen to learn and advance, and are interested in becoming part of a global team intent on delivering the best services and solution, we are keen to hear from you.