DLA Piper has made a new round of job cuts in the Middle East, announcing Monday that it is to lay off another 9 percent of staff in the region in response to continued deterioration in the market.

The latest round of cuts, which follows a review of the business, equates to seven lawyers and 10 support staff losing their jobs. The firm did not provide a breakdown of the job losses but said the majority of the layoffs were in Dubai and affected the construction, real estate, project finance and development projects teams.