United Arab Emirates

Building on Latham’s substantial experience advising companies and financial institutions operating in the Middle East, the firm began creating a physical presence in the region in 2008.

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East offices recruit newly qualified and experienced lawyers with exceptional academic achievement who are accredited to practice law in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe or our local offices. Ideal candidates will have deep experience on sophisticated transactional matters in the Middle East region and the highest commitment to quality and client service. In particular, we are interested in lawyers who can work fluently in Arabic and/or who have strong ties to the region.

Please send employment inquiries to Middle East Recruiting at

Training Contract

At this time, Latham’s Middle East offices do not have a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) training program. Those who are interested in training contracts should apply through the London office as we offer seats in our Middle East offices as part of our London training program.

Summer Internship

Our summer Internship is the perfect way for you to get your foot in the door at Latham, and for us to get to know each other.

Our Internship is a great opportunity to get involved with real, client-facing work, giving you a taste of life as a lawyer.

You’ll be exposed to many opportunities to work closely with our experienced lawyers, and you will be best-placed to start thinking about what kind of lawyer you want to be.

The Application Window for our Summer Internship 2023 is now closed.