Law Practice Management
Layoffs in Dubai, Too: DLA Piper Axes 8
Posted Apr 3, 2009 11:10 AM CST
By Martha Neil
In the midst of a stunning series of major law firm layoffs in the United States and United Kingdom because of the dismal economy, the Middle East has been seen as a relatively booming practice area ripe for expansion.
But there is a slowdown in legal work there, too, says DLA Piper, which is laying off eight associates in its Dubai office, reports Legal Week. That amounts to about 8 percent of the firm's associate roster there.
The "redundancies" are primarily in the office's corporate and finance and projects-related practice areas, DLA Piper says.
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