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Abu Dhabi and Dubai offer bright and committed lawyers and support staff the opportunity to work in unique legal jurisdictions within the Middle East. The legal system of the UAE continues to develop in line with ever-increasing sophistication in the market, and the partners and employees of Hadef & Partners get the chance to contribute to some of the region's most high profile and complex matters. Our partners are hands-on, and lawyers of all levels are encouraged to play significant roles in our transactions and assignments.

We continue to recruit high calibre lawyers and support staff. We seek applicants with a sound academic background, relevant professional experience, commercial acumen and an understanding of business development. We provide services in local and international transactions, and, although Arabic is not essential, candidates who are fluent in Arabic and English are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities at Hadef & Partners, please go to the vacancies section of this page to view current requirements, or fill in an application form.

The UAE is a federation of seven Emirates situated on the Arabian Gulf in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula. The Emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Hadef & Partners has two offices in the UAE: one in Abu Dhabi, the federal capital; and the other in Dubai, a recognised centre of trade and finance in the Middle East.

In recent times, expatriates flocked to the UAE, attracted by the lifestyle and economic opportunities available in this oil-rich, tax-free country, and now make up more than 80% of the population. The UAE has recorded one of the highest population growth rates in the world over the past two decades, sustained by an economic boom as the UAE grew its petroleum production capacity and diversified its revenue base into tourism, trade and services. The UAE's current total population is estimated at about 5 million.

Our lawyers and staff include both UAE nationals and foreign who originate from and are qualified in a range of Middle Eastern and western jurisdictions. The diversified mix of nationalities among our workforce reflects the homogeneous society of the UAE.

Are you interested in joining Hadef & Partners?

We recruit through various means, including via executive search consultants, recruitment agents and internal referrals.

Vacancy: IP Associate

An excellent opportunity for a junior to mid-level IP lawyer to take their career to the next stage, and be part of a leading UAE Legal firm.

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Intellectual Property Associate