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Business teams

Prepare to progress in a role where your impact on the business is always valued.

Find out why we think our professional support staff are key to the success of our business.

We specifically look for candidates who have excellent experience and demonstrate a high level of teamwork and adaptability. You will ideally be based in the region and have an appreciation of the Middle East market. The ability to speak Arabic is a distinct advantage.
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Our departments

Business Development and Marketing

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.

Business Services

Business Services

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.

Finance

Finance

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.

Human Resources

Human Resources

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.

Information Technology

Information Technology

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.

Employee stories

Laura Mooney

Legal Support Supervisor - Corporate

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Louise Morris

Senior Business Services Manager - Business Services

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Katherine Wenbourne

Head of HR

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Learning and development

We're passionate about providing top-quality training and development for all our people. Our aim is to constantly grow as a leading global law firm and our people are key to achieving this goal. That's why we invest in you – providing a career which is tailored to your skills and helping you achieve your goals. We aim to bring you opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else – and to do this, we've created the A&O Support Academy.

Its aim is to provide our business teams globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential. The programmes are delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, these programmes are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of business teams at A&O.

The Academy can be joined at any point in your career, from foundation, through advanced and up to mastery level. Many of the programmes are offered on a regional basis to enable everyone globally to attend and network with their peers from other offices.

Working environment

Allen & Overy Abu Dhabi is located on the 5th floor of Al Mamoura Building B on Muroor Road. Conveniently removed from the immediate bustle of the city centre, yet still situated near the main commercial centre with easy access out towards the airport and towards Dubai. Beach Rotana is in the bustling tourist club area and backs on to the popular Abu Dhabi mall.

Our Dubai office is in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which is classed as the "financial hub" of Dubai. It is a bustling area with many cafes, restaurants, bars and a gym.It also boasts easy access to Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

 

The Middle East offices of Allen & Overy include 25 days holiday, comprehensive medical coverage and group life assurance. In addition, we also offer a Rent Loan for Accommodation Pre-prepayment. 

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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