The Middle East has become an increasingly strategic international hub for both Western and Eastern financial centres. Whilst Dubai is still regarded as the main corporate and legal centre for the region, GDP and economic growth in other locations such as Qatar are some of the highest in the world. Over the coming years we expect to see many political and social changes following the Arab Spring. Jurisdictions such as Kuwait are already becoming increasingly important for the future development of the region. International law firms have been quick to understand the strategic need of securing a significant presence in the region, in the interests of clients and partners alike.
FRS’ Middle East practice has a unique and in-depth understanding of the cultural and economic realities of doing business in the region. With our presence in Dubai and local language fluency, we are responsible for some of the highest profile partner and team moves in the market. We have significant experience in assisting both US and UK law firms in establishing a presence across the region including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. We have the ability to search multiple markets across Europe, Asia and the US in order to meet our clients’ requirements and strategic growth needs in the Middle East. This allows us to identify and source the most appropriate and successful candidates for our clients.