Where there is innovation, there is Reed Smith. Committed to delivering truly global legal services to focal points of growth, Reed Smith was one of the first international law firms to establish a base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a decades-long presence in Abu Dhabi, we have acted for clients in all industry sectors, providing multilingual and Arabic speaking lawyers with experience across a wide range of practice areas, and forging strong community and commercial ties.
Our Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices have become the hub of Reed Smith’s practice in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa. Our longstanding relationships and history in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) markets, coupled with our global footprint, enable us to provide insightful, responsive legal services to multinational companies with operations, offices or interests across the region.
Reed Smith Academy
In 2022, we launched the Reed Smith Academy in the UAE, which hosts a training programme enabling in-house legal teams and law firms to sponsor individuals through the process of qualifying as a solicitor (England & Wales). The programme prepares individuals to sit both stages of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE) and acquire additional practice knowledge and skills, all while still working for their employers or on secondment.
The Reed Smith Academy specifically encourages applications from those seeking a recognised international professional legal qualification after graduating from university or those who are already practicing under another legal qualification and are seeking to dual-qualify.
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