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Careers in the UAE

Taylor Wessing Middle East’s office is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the centre of the commercial area of Dubai close to the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Our Dubai office has a collegiate, friendly and hardworking atmosphere with a commitment to excellence. We have a very diverse and multicultural office. The culture is both inclusive and tolerant and operates with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.

We want people to enjoy working together at Taylor Wessing and we promote an environment that encourages our people to bring their best to the operation. The social committee in our office arranges seasonal parties, along with professional events which are always well attended by our lawyers and business services teams alike.

Find out why our staff wanted to work at Taylor Wessing

I joined Taylor Wessing’s Dubai office just under a year ago. The office takes considerable pride in what it does but is one where we are mutually supportive of one another and take pleasure in each other’s successes. The office operates an open door policy and opinions are always welcome from all members of the office. I have also been impressed by the refreshing transparency which we bring to much of what we do. Taylor Wessing has a great brand but brands alone will not get you business. Making it clear to clients that while we are very good at what we do, others are also good but we believe we are people with whom clients will enjoy working.

Nick Carnell

Partner | Dubai
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After completing part of my professional training with Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP in 2011, I re-joined the firm in 2014 as an Associate. The possibility to work on international and local transactions as part of an experienced, international team and the great team spirit were the key reasons. Right from the start my supervising partner got me involved in many interesting types of matters. I quickly began to take the lead on mid-size transactions and have the chance to take responsibility for certain aspects of large transactions. I believe developing my skills so fast was only possible due to the support of my supervising partner and senior colleagues, who are always free to discuss a matter. Team work is also important in our office. All teams work closely together, allowing everyone to generate knowledge in various areas besides the area we specialize in. Also every lawyer is encouraged to develop business development skills. In summary, Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP is a fantastic workplace for ambitious lawyers to develop different skill sets quickly and work with a team of professionals, who can not only discuss a matter but also have fun together.

Julia Ofer

Senior Associate | Dubai
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After completing my Training Contract with Taylor Wessing and qualifying into the London-based Construction team, I moved to our Dubai office in 2013 to practice in international arbitration and dispute resolution. The highlight of my job is the real opportunity to work across multiple jurisdictions and get to know my colleagues across the globe. I am regularly exposed to matters across all of our offices, whether it is working with the Paris office to provide a legal opinion, working with Frankfurt on the enforcement of an arbitral award, assisting the Shanghai office with alternative dispute resolution or organising a joint pitch with our Seoul office. This international dynamic not only strengthens your commerciality and inter-personal skills, but makes you appreciate that every office places the same value on teamwork, highlighting that Taylor Wessing’s real strength continues to be its people.

Paul Blakeway

Senior Associate | Dubai
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Working in the Taylor Wessing network provides a wonderful opportunity for career enhancement and development. To be associated with world class professionals across a range of industry sectors is an exciting daily proposition and one I am very grateful. Taylor Wessing’s technology media and IP practices are well renowned; working on initiatives and client matters with the best of the best exposes you to a practice which has a real heart and instinct for the business of its client. If innovation and forward thinking are desirable from a legal career perspective, Taylor Wessing is certainly the place for you.

Ben Constance

Partner | Dubai
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