Having established our presence in the Middle East in 2005, we have grown to become one of the largest full-service global law firms in the region. With over 100 lawyers based in the region, we are the only international law firm with an on-the-ground presence and/or very strong connections in all Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
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As trusted legal advisers to some of the world’s most recognised global brands, in addition to the region’s leading companies and government departments, we work collaboratively across borders to provide our clients with a seamless integrated service. That service is underpinned by commercial insight, deep industry knowledge and cutting-edge legal solutions.
Each summer, we offer a three-week internship/work shadowing programme for law students at our Dubai office. Aimed at law students with an interest in or direct links to the GCC, the programme provides valuable insight into a career in private practice, whilst learning from internationally trained and recognised lawyers.
In 2017 and 2018 we were awarded International Law Firm of the Year at the Middle East Legal Awards, reflecting our continued investment and strong performance in the region. In addition, over half of our partners are ranked as leaders in their field by Chambers Global and/or Legal 500.
We were named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year at the Dubai International Finance Centre Academy of Law awards in 2017 and 2018, reflecting our on-going contribution to the wider community.
Represented by people of nearly 30 different nationalities, we have an inclusive culture that values diversity.
Whilst we hire laterals when the need exists, we are equally passionate about the development and promotion of home-grown talent, as illustrated by the substantial number of internal promotions of lawyers to our partnership in the last three years.
“I joined over ten years ago and have progressed in leaps and bounds. Every day comes with new, exciting challenges. This keeps me always looking forward for more.”
— Management Accountant
“To be successful at DLA Piper, you need to be enthusiastic, genuinely collaborative and supportive, and seize opportunities.”
“DLA has a hardworking, friendly culture. There’s a big focus on training and continuous learning which everyone benefits from.”
At DLA Piper we strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work.
We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised. And in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm.
We’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. We give, we share and encourage you to do the same.
Our culture is always open and always honest, strengthened by the four values we live every day: Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold; Be Exceptional.
At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.
We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.