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zainlundell
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Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

Postby zainlundell » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:33 pm

Hi, I am interested in Big Law in the mentioned cities, mainly due to the the salary being income tax free.

Is there anyone who has lived in these cities who can provide some information regarding pros and cons v. big law in NYC or Toronto.

Thanks a lot.

:)

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:54 pm

I could be wrong, but I don't think your entire salary will be income tax free. I think it's the first $80K (still not a bad deal).

Also, the big law firms I've heard of don't really pay more, but they give generous cost of living allowances so that you are basically living rent free while you are there (with a live in maid and nanny if you have kids).

It can also be a good way to get some responsibility early in your career.

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Re: Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:03 am

Sharia law, huh? Just kidding. That would be a great thing to do though. My brother works for an american firm in the UAE and he loves it so far.

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Re: Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

Postby LSATNightmares » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:14 pm

Don't quote me on this, but wouldn't you still have to pay U.S. state taxes (though you would get a federal credit) if you're an American abroad earning money?

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Re: Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

Postby bobtyme » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:48 pm

im guessing these opportunities will likely be transactional as opposed to litigation.

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Re: Big Law in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar?

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