Careers in our Dubai Office

Simmons & Simmons has been operating in the Middle East for over 40 years. With two offices in the region, along with an alliance with Hammad & Al-Medhar in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, we provide a comprehensive and integrated service, advising on both international and local law matters.

Our Dubai office is the largest of our regional offices. It opened in 2005 and we have been located on the 7th floor of Gate Village in the Dubai International Financial Centre since 2007. There is an abundance of shops, restaurants, hotels and art galleries nearby, as well as the NASDAQ financial exchange and a number of the firm’s key clients.

Our Dubai office has a proud, collegiate, friendly and hardworking atmosphere. As one of the most diverse offices in our network, the culture is both inclusive and tolerant and operates with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.
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Legal Practice Areas

Fully integrated into our international network, our Dubai office focuses on the following core areas as follows:

As a qualified lawyer in any of these practice areas, you will have the chance to experience and play an active role in regular international group meetings, cross-group training and social events (including international group retreats) as well as consider secondment opportunities to other offices and international clients. Through our sector focus we not only encourage our lawyers to refer business across practice groups in the Dubai office, but we also encourage our partners to attend regular meetings with their international colleagues, creating a genuine and truly international culture.

Our Dubai lawyers are often afforded a greater level of responsibility and scope than our competitors, both in the region and internationally, and there are plenty of opportunities for career development.

Opportunities for qualified lawyers to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in Dubai may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn more about examples of qualified lawyers in Dubai and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.

Business Services

The business services function in Middle East, including finance, information technology, secretarial, paralegals and marketing & business development are largely based in our Dubai office and the team works closely with colleagues from the Doha office as well as with the wider international network. Central services functions in the London office provide additional support as needed, and colleagues work closely with their London and international counterparts on various international projects as these arise.

Please see profiles for examples of the types of roles open to business services professionals at Simmons & Simmons and for insight into why our employees enjoy working with us, as well as information about their experiences since joining the firm.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.


We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together. The social committee in each office arranges seasonal parties, along with both professional and family-oriented events which are always well attended by our lawyers and business services teams alike.

Click the videos below to take a tour of our office: 

Lucy Bushell, Managing Associate, Dispute Resolution 

Nicky Lloyd, Regional Business Development Manager