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Life in the City of Gold – 7 reasons why you should be considering a legal career in Dubai
Laurence Simons
Life in the City of Gold – 7 reasons why you should be considering a legal career in Dubai
Coined the City of Gold, Dubai is somewhat of an exception from its neighbouring emirates which constitute the United Arab Em...
23/08/2016
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M&A activity lifts Dubai’s highly competitive legal market
Georgina El Mountassir
M&A activity lifts Dubai’s highly competitive legal market
Even though uncertainty over fluctuating oil prices is still weighing down on business activity in the Gulf Cooperation Counc...
01/08/2016
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Islamic finance – a global industry?
Laurence Simons
Islamic finance – a global industry?
Banks and governments across the globe are working to reform regulatory environments and establish measures to facilitate com...
08/03/2016
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Iran Sanctions – A Legal Recruitment Perspective
Laurence Simons
Iran Sanctions – A Legal Recruitment Perspective
With the first month of 2016 coming to a close, we begin to turn our attention to what the year ahead is likely to hold. Perh...
27/01/2016
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The Abu Dhabi Conundrum
Laurence Simons
The Abu Dhabi Conundrum
Dubai and Abu Dhabi: two city states perched on the edge of the Arabian Gulf, beacons of economic development and political s...
14/08/2015
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Should in-house counsel in the Middle East be bilingual?
Laurence Simons
Should in-house counsel in the Middle East be bilingual?
The obvious response would be – yes! In reality, however, the value add of lawyers needing to speak and understand Arabic is ...
28/07/2015
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The continuing development of Qatar: A legal recruitment perspective.
Laurence Simons
The continuing development of Qatar: A legal recruitment perspective.
Ranked as the number one country by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for gross domestic product per capita, Qatar is uni...
21/07/2015
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Saudi Arabian Lawyer named most influential woman of 2014
Laurence Simons
Saudi Arabian Lawyer named most influential woman of 2014
Bayan Mahmoud Zahra, a Saudi Arabian lawyer has been named as the world’s most influential woman of 2014 by online news websi...
29/12/2014
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What the UAE has to offer legal professionals
Laurence Simons
What the UAE has to offer legal professionals
Over the past eight years the UAE – and specifically Dubai and Abu Dhabi – has seen a meteoric rise, a crushing fall, and is ...
07/08/2014
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UAE legal market 'performing well'
Laurence Simons
UAE legal market 'performing well'
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is almost as interesting to lawyers as it is to international businesses and dystopian novelis...
22/05/2014
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Is Qatar a viable location for international law firms?
Laurence Simons
Is Qatar a viable location for international law firms?
Although Qatar used to be largely a base for pearl-hunting - an exciting-sounding trade, but not one that screams out 'invest...
27/01/2014
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Doha's thriving market for legal services
Laurence Simons
Doha's thriving market for legal services
The Qatari capital of Doha has proven a major business hub for companies looking to gain a foothold in the United Arab Emirat...
17/12/2013
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Overview of the legal recruitment market in Dubai
Laurence Simons
Overview of the legal recruitment market in Dubai
In-house legal recruitment in DubaiWith unstable economies in Europe and the US, it would have been easy to surmise that the ...
19/04/2013
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Growth, lawyers, and the Middle East
Laurence Simons
Growth, lawyers, and the Middle East
Your starter for ten: how can in-house lawyers fuel their company's growth? Well, lots of ways, obviously. But one of the mor...
26/09/2012
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