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Candidate Representation

We place all levels of fee earning professionals into private practice roles including:

  • Teams;

  • Managing Partners;

  • Partners as well as Department Heads; 

  • Associates; 

  • Newly qualified lawyers; and

  • Paralegals

We have one of the most extensive network of client relationships in the GCC. We work with some of the leading UK, US, International and Regional law firms in the Gulf. We have placed some of the highest profile partners and teams in the market. Our strong track record demonstrates our deep understanding of our clients' business and recruitment requirements. We are well equipped to assist candidates through the A-Z recruitment process from initial CV prep to offer and acceptance as well as resignation strategy. 


We understand the commercial sensitivity of making a career move. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality, honesty and integrity in all our dealings with clients and candidates. We will not formally represent candidates and make applications on their behalf without obtaining prior consent and authorisation. We believe this is an important factor that differentiates us from many other recruiters in the market. 

With an established presence in Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East, K&Co is your ideal gateway to your next career move in the Middle East.

Please get in touch for more info.        


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Executive Search

Executive Search is not a new recruitment solution but K&Co's search methodology is! We understand that clients undertake such assignments to fill strategic roles and that speed is usually of paramount importance. We appreciate that each firm has a unique culture and we promptly recommend candidates who may be suitable for the role, make approaches and submit candidate CV's whilst the market mapping is still being done. This ensures no time is wasted and clients have the option to commence early interviews with recommended candidates. 

Once the mapping is complete, we present the research and agree on a short list and the messaging to candidates. By liaising with relevant marketing teams, we also help our clients to produce confidential briefing documents and infopacks to share with interested candidates. In our experience, we have found this to be a very effective marketing tool that significantly increases the prospects of securing the best candidates. Thereafter, K&Co will manage the entire process including:


  • Initial meeting with candidate;

  • CV preparation;

  • arranging meetings for the client with candidates;

  • business plan /  lateral partner questionnaire preparation;

  • advising clients on offers; and

  • advising candidates on resignation strategy.

Please get in touch for more information.           


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Contingent Recruitment

We recruit all levels of fee earning professionals for both leading international and regional law firms across the Middle East. With more than 10 years of experience covering the GCC, we have an unrivalled network of contacts and candidates to assist our clients with all their legal recruitment requirements.


Additionally, we have significant experience of sourcing candidates from other jurisdictions including the US, UK, France, Germany, Asia, Australia, New Zealand to name a few. This allows us to identify the best talent for our clients and source the most suitable candidates for our clients' requirements.

Please get in touch for more information.       


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Market Mapping & Analysis

With over a decade of executive search experience, K&Co offers its clients a full market mapping service as well as market analysis. Our data is invaluable to law firms looking to expand into a new practice area or perhaps to launch an office in a new jurisdiction. We can offer tailor made reports focusing on key sectors and the recruitment trends in those sectors. We compile our own partner moves report, the most comprehensive report of its kind in the Middle East, and can quickly identify sector trends and recruitment activity.


Please get in touch for more information.       


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Salary Survey & Benchmarking

Law firms want to attract the best candidates. Offering a competitive compensation package is one way to help secure high calibre individuals: it is an important factor that will help determine whether a candidate will choose one firm over another. We offer various salary guides and surveys to meet client demands. Using our own in-house data in conjunction with access to many HR professionals and high level decision makers within the law firm community, K&Co maintains up to date salary information on all PQE bands in the market. We can help clients to understand how they compare to market rates and competitors in the market. 

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Team Moves & Office Launches

We are responsible for some of the highest profile team moves and international law firm launches in the region. We recognise that a lot of time and effort is invested in successfully moving a team and the risks are high. We are well versed in navigating the process whilst remaining aware of these risks and sensitive to the candidates' discretion. Some of our work includes:


  • Corporate Team – Dubai

  • Corporate Team - Riyadh

  • Banking & Finance Team – Dubai

  • Disputes Team - Dubai

  • US Law Firm Launch - Abu Dhabi

  • UK Law Firm Launch - Dubai

  • International Law Firm Launch - Riyadh

Please get in touch for more information.   


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