2018 The Middle East Legal Awards


Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest international law firms in the Middle East. With a team of over 100 lawyers based on the ground in seven offices across five countries in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Jordan (Amman), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh; Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland), and as the only international law firm with offices on the ground in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil), we are at the heart of the region and ideally situated to act as a strategic link between East and West. This local footprint is supported by an unrivaled depth of experience and is backed by genuine international weight; worldwide we have 66 offices in over 32 jurisdictions across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. We have extensive experience of acting on complex multi-jurisdictional projects, litigation and arbitrations, investigations, corporate and M&A transactions, investments and financings, and are able to draw upon the experience of a team of more than 2,400 legal advisors around the world.

Fox Rodney Search is a legal recruitment firm with a truly global focus. Our Dubai team, based in the DIFC, has been active in the Middle East since 2008. We offer all levels of private practice retained search and contingent recruitment services, with particular expertise in assisting with team moves. The strength and experience of our international team, combined with our market knowledge and specialist in-house research function, has led us to be seen as a trusted advisor to many of the top law firms and individuals within the legal sector. With offices across Europe, the USA and the Middle East and a diverse, multilingual team, we provide clients with an integrated, global approach to their hiring needs.

SSQ has an active Middle East practice, covering the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt. We recruit lawyers for leading law firms and corporates across the region. We work with lawyers who are already in the Middle East and also those who are looking to relocate to the region. We are also able to assist clients who are looking to set up in the region, or who are looking to expand, through targeting domestic and international talent. In addition, through our international network of offices, we can assist lawyers in moving from the Middle East to other jurisdictions.

Tailored to the regional market, we provide legal solutions that help our customers streamline their processes, collaborate with colleagues and clients, and leverage critical information and insights. Our products cover the full spectrum of legal needs, within law firms, corporate practice, and government departments. Thomson Reuters delivers best-of-class legal solutions that help you work smarter. Intelligently connect your work and your world through unrivaled content, expertise, and technologies.

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ACC Middle East promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporates, associations and other private sector organisations in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Part of the Association of Corporate Counsel that has more than 40,000 members working at 10,000 organisations in 85 countries, ACC Middle East provides a local network in the region and serves the in-house community through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.