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Private Practice

Associates (Middle East)

March 15, 2017

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, has openings for experienced professionals to join the Firm as Associates in the Riyadh and Bahrain Offices.

The successful candidates will be called to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction or the United States and have at least two to four years of experience as a practising lawyer in a business or commercial practice. Arabic language skills are an asset but not a prerequisite for consideration.

In 2009, Blakes opened offices in Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, through an exclusive association with Dr. Saud Al-Ammari Law Firm. We were the first international law firm in Al-Khobar and the first Canadian law firm to establish a permanent presence in the region. In November 2016, we expanded our operations with the opening of an office in Riyadh, the capital and financial centre of the KSA.

The team in the Middle East is supplemented by more than 600 Blakes lawyers worldwide, offering local and global expertise in the following key areas, including, without limitation, corporate/commercial laws and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, infrastructure (including public-private partnerships), securities, energy, competition law, and conventional and Islamic financings.

Blakes is committed to a long-term future in the Middle East. We are dedicated to not only growing our practice, but also building a team that is an effective mix of local and Western-qualified lawyers in order to meet our clients’ needs on both a regional and global scale.

To apply for this position, please submit a complete application package containing a cover letter, résumé and transcripts, to legaljobpostings-tor@blakes.com to the attention of:

Kari Abrams
Director, Associates, Student Programs & Benefits
Employment Counsel

Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.

The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is a leading business law firm with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Bahrain, Beijing and an associated office in Al-Khobar. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. We also focus on building long-term relationships with clients by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at www.blakes.com or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.

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  • Company

    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • City

    Riyadh & Bahrain

  • Area of Practice


  • Experience Required (Years)

    2 - 5 Years