Canadian lawyer thinking of making the move
Hi all, I've looked through some of the info here and its so helpful!
I'm a Canadian trained lawyer with 10 years of experience (top tier firm and in-house) in regulatory law for financial services. I've done some lending work, not a whole lot but I could certainly do more. I've also done corporate work, corporate secretarial and M&A with a focus on FIs. I've also done some work for Islamic bank clients.
I've had friends whispering in my ears about how great Dubai is and how it can offer both a great salary as well as that elusive work/life balance. I'm single and don't have kids - and if it makes a difference, i'm a woman.
I'd be interested in getting your thoughts on the following:
1) wld my skills be valued in Dubai?
2) what would be a good package for a lawyer with this much experience. (With this question, of course, I'm trying to determine if the opportunities in Dubai are worth leaving my job with a large bank here and uprooting my life generally. Once I have this info I can figure out whether after factoring in accommodation and other expenses, I will be better off in Dubai.
3) what kind of hours do lawyers work (in-house and firm numbers would be good to know)?
4) anything else I should be thinking about?
Thanks so much!