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Graduates - MENA

In a small practice, responsibility comes early.

We offer a number of six-month internship placements in our Dispute Resolution practice in Dubai each year.

We advertise during the months of January and September and look for graduates with an interest in the region and international arbitration.

As an intern in a small practice, responsibility comes early. You gain a wide range of legal experience as our thriving dispute resolution practice undertakes a broad range of work. An internship in our dispute resolution team will provide access to experienced lawyers and expose you to a wide-range of cross-border work, including some of the most complex, challenging and interesting projects and risk management issues/disputes in the market. This internship offers opportunities to work with experienced legal professionals and to gain practical knowledge and experience.

Our focus is on risk management and the resolution of disputes for our clients. The globalisation of business has resulted in more cross-border risks and disputes requiring high quality and co-ordinated advice.  The increased wealth and dynamism of Middle Eastern economies over the last decade has spurred a significant expansion in cross-border investment and trade involving countries in the region.  This, in turn, led to a dramatic increase in the number of cross-border risks and disputes involving the Middle East.

There are three pillars to our dispute resolution practice:

  • Commercial disputes: commercial arbitration, investor-State dispute settlement (investment treaty arbitration), DIFC/ADGM court litigation, managing onshore local litigation across the region and risk advisory work;
  • Major projects: construction arbitration, major projects structuring and contract negotiation and risk advisory work;
  • Global investigations: internal investigations, regulatory investigations, risk assessment and compliance related advice and general risk advisory work (covering business ethics and integrity issues and corporate economic crime, including bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, fraud, etc).

Our firm has a pre-eminent reputation in all three areas of practice. 

Interns are supervised by senior members of the team and working in a small office means you have contact and opportunity to work with the whole team, from newly qualified lawyers right up to senior partners.

How to apply

If you are interested in our internship programme, please contact for more information.

All conversations will be held in the strictest confidence.