DMJ Middle East is a Dubai-based division specialising in legal search and selection.

The team focuses on legal recruitment for both Private Practice at the partner and associate level across the range of UK, US and regional law firms in the region, along with In-house counsel appointments at top companies and financial institutions.

Our consultants facilitate and advise lawyers relocating to the Middle East from the UK and other major international legal hubs, ensuring it is a smooth and successful transition.

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Meet the Middle East Team


Marc Tobias

Founding Director


Stuart Greenland

Director - DMJ Middle East


Dubai FAQs

It’s a very exciting time for the Dubai legal market. Tax-free salaries are on the rise, the work is varied and the experienced gained is highly valued. However, relocating to the Arabic Peninsula is no small decision and it’s important to understand exactly what to expect from your new life. We have put together the most frequent questions that Stuart Greenland, Director of DMJ Middle East, receives from those considering the move.


Middle East In-House Market & Salary Overview 2021/2022

Legal professionals considering a move to the Middle East should take a close look at our new Salary Overview for the In-house Market. Created by DMJ Middle East Director, , this document includes key trends, challenges, salary benchmarks and more.

With the region bouncing back over the past year, it's a fantastic time to consider the Middle East for your professional development. 


DMJ Middle East

DMJ Middle East places legal, compliance and corporate governance professionals. We cover roles ranging from General Counsel to Junior Counsel, Company Secretaries to Compliance Directors.

We differ from other offerings in the market by building long-term relationships, providing true expertise and experience and the benefits that come from working with career consultants and not simply agents. 

If you're looking for legal and governance talent for your Middle Eastern business, download our brochure to see how we can help. 




Stuart was very diligent and helpful throughout the process. I would recommend him to any lawyers looking to make a move.

David Wloszczowski

Senior Associate, Allen & Overy (Dubai)

Stuart was extremely helpful and after our initial discussions understood the roles that I was looking for. Stuart knows the market well and was very informative. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for roles in the Middle East.

Sam Cooper

Associate, Crowell & Moring LLC

Stuart provided a very professional and courteous service to me in securing an in-house position. I would recommend him and First Counsel to any candidate looking for a new job.

John Rowland

Legal Director, Elysium Healthcare

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