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Our people

We embrace diverse talent and skill sets

Our people work hard to blend their global experience with the local customs, laws and environment.

We're a close team with a shared sense of purpose and commitment. We all come from different cultures and backgrounds, but we work as one to tackle problems with fresh perspectives. Always enthusiastic and always willing to go that extra step.

Our open-mindedness and effective teamwork help us cement relationships with clients and achieve ongoing success in the region.

To work here, you'll need to get on easily in teams across markets, industries and continents. Our client base ranges from the leading private equity companies and financial investors, international corporates, local family conglomerates, the markets leading international and domestic contractors and developers as well as governments and regulators.

We embrace diverse talent and skill sets – it's essential given the variety of work we undertake.

Our people

Lawyers

We're looking for world-class talent to join our offices in the MENA Region.

We recruit corporate, finance, and dispute resolution lawyers with responsibility coming early for those who relish a challenge: as a smaller office we offer a broader spectrum of work, accountability, visibility and profile for high achievers. 

Our lawyers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and appreciate the breadth of culture in the region. We have lawyers with a range of post-qualification experience as well as trainees from across the network who complete placements in the region. Many of our lawyers are multilingual. Irrespective of background and levels of experience our lawyers all share the same important characteristics – respect and support for each other and a determination to deliver for our clients, whatever it takes.

Be prepared to take on a variety of tasks as business dictates. It's hard work, but it's rewarding.

Business Services

We have a number of business services professionals who make our business run smoothly, supporting our lawyers and delivering outstanding client service. 

Their roles encompass a range of non-legal functions that are key to the firm's success. These include personal assistants, HR professionals, finance support roles, IT, administration and marketing and business development executives.

As with our legal teams, we only want the best people to take on business services roles that are so pivotal to our success. We're always interested in hearing from people with the right skills.

Roles

Business services embraces a range of professions. 

  • Finance support
  • Human resources (HR)
  • IT
  • Marketing and business development
  • Office management
  • Personal assistants

Lawyers

To recruit and retain the best lawyers, we offer exceptional career development. Development starts when you join the firm and continues throughout your career with Freshfields. 

We provide top-quality, comprehensive legal training to equip new lawyers for practical work and courses on global developments.

We encourage participation in external seminars and training courses. We also believe getting involved is the best way to learn. On-the-job coaching features from day one, equipping our people with practical, hands-on experience.

Our lawyers are invited to regular worldwide practice conferences. These are great opportunities to network with colleagues from other offices working in the same field.

We also run innovative global programmes to develop team, project and client management skills as well as the business know-how that keeps our lawyers ahead of the crowd.

Business services

Everyone who supports our fee-earners has the opportunity for both personal and professional development.

We make sure all our employees supporting our fee-earners receive a comprehensive range of personal and professional development.

Our courses aim to address individual and firm-wide needs by encompassing all key areas of personal development and practical skills training.

Our tailored development programmes and activities will help you progress your career by building on your existing strengths and meeting your development needs.