Careers in our Doha office
Our Doha office has been open for ten years, and is one of the only law firms in the city which has a licence to practice local law as well as international law. This puts the firm in a unique competitive position and, as a result, Simmons & Simmons has become a first choice law firm for both local and international clients in Doha.
Based on the 5th
floor of Al Mirqab Tower, the surrounding areas are undergoing significant development to cope with the expanding professional sector and keep up with demand. The office is bright and airy and the people that work there are diverse in population. A career at Simmons & Simmons in Doha will allow you to work closely with colleagues from many different backgrounds.
- Legal Practice Areas
Fully integrated into our international network, our Doha office focuses on the following core practice areas:
As a qualified lawyer in one of our practice groups, 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 region, but also attend regular meetings with their international colleagues, creating a genuine and truly international culture. Our Doha 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 Doha may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn more about examples of qualified lawyers in Doha 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.