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Business professionals

To meet our clients' needs and find solutions to their most complex challenges, we seek people with a diverse range of bankgrounds, cultures and perspectives. Through every area of our firm, from lawyers to the reception team, from Finance to Business Development, we aim to recruit and retain talented people.

Our Middle East offices attract business support professionals of the highest calibre in a variety of areas.

Business professionals

Caroline Firstbrook, Our Global Chief Operating Officer, talks about how the unprecedented pace of change in the legal industry, of which Clifford Chance is at the forefront, is creating new opportunities to join our business teams. There has never been a more exciting time to join the legal sector.

Knowledge & Information

The Clifford Chance Middle East Knowledge & Information (K&I) team comprises of lawyers with experience of legal practice in both the UAE and abroad who develop knowledge resources (including templates, practice guides, know-how and client briefings) and manage the knowledge function across offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The team also helps fee-earners keep up to date with key legal developments and local market issues, and with their own professional development through a comprehensive local law legal training programme.

In addition, the team provides support to lawyers in the associated office of Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in Saudi Arabia.

Business Development & Marketing

The Middle East Business Development & Marketing (BD&M) team works with key internal and external stakeholders across the four regional offices. The team is fully integrated with the other BD&M teams across the Clifford Chance network. Its focus is helping our lawyers get closer to our clients through market research, business development planning, client acquisition and retention strategies, performance analysis, reputation-building activities, infrastructure development and management, and promoting the region both locally and globally.

Human Resources

The HR team works closely with the Partners and senior management team to deliver the full spectrum of HR activities across the region. These include resourcing, reward, learning and development, employee relations and operational processes.

Finance

The Middle East Finance team manages a variety of activities focused around the monthly production of management accounts, budgeting and forecasting, working capital management, preparation/review of statutory accounts filing requirements, and internal and external audits.

Office Management and Legal Support

We have a team of Office Assistants, Receptionists, Drivers and Legal Support Secretaries who provide assistance to the business professionals and legal teams. Legal Support Secretaries will often work with an allocation of five lawyers and partners and assist in a number of activities including Client Support, Team Support, Document Management/Production, Administrative Support, Financial Support (including generating monthly bills) and Diary/Meeting Management.

IT

This team is responsible for managing the IT infrastructure in all Middle East offices. This includes PC hardware and software, printers and MFDs, telephony, IT training, IT support, security access systems, meeting room technology and ad hoc IT requests.

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