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Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to work with colleagues and market-leading clients all over the world

Why Clifford Chance Middle East

Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join a global law firm with one of the most pre-eminent legal practices in the world. We have had an established presence in the Middle East for over 40 years, advising both regional and international clients. We also have extensive relationships with other leading firms throughout the MENA region and Clifford Chance cooperates with AS&H in Saudi Arabia. We pride ourselves on our vast global reach, and are equally committed to maintaining a close-knit community within and amongst our offices.

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Applications for our opportunities are now open:

  • Training Contract – August 2026 and February 2027
  • The Winter Vacation Scheme

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What we offer

Clifford Chance Middle East offers you the opportunity to join an international law firm with a global vision and pre-eminent regional practice. You will have the chance to work on high-calibre, often ground-breaking work in your office and all over the world.

Alongside this platform, we offer first-class training, leadership and development opportunities, as well as an excellent working environment and a compensation package commensurate with our demanding standards.

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Our work

Our Middle East practice operates a fully integrated part of the firm's international network, and provides a full service in the following practice areas:

  • Corporate, M&A, ECM & Private Funds
  • Banking, Finance and Projects
  • Islamic Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets and Structured Products
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Litigation Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
  • Financial Services Regulation
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Our practice in the Middle East has won numerous awards over many years. This includes the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Law Firm of the Year Middle East award seven times since its inception in 2007. No other firm has won this award as many times.

More recently, the outstanding work of our teams and their close working relationships with clients won us International Law Firm of the Year at both the IFLR Middle East Awards and Middle East Corporate Counsel Awards in 2016. We are consistently awarded Tier One rankings in the Middle East categories of the Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR directories.

Our people

We are proud of our people and the unique culture here at Clifford Chance. Read more about the experiences of some of our exceptional people.

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Corporate responsibility

We recognise that being one of the world's leading law firms has its responsibilities. We are committed to supporting the communities where we do business by widening access to justice, education and finance.

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