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Employment

Contractual Documentation • Corporate Support • Business Reorganisations • Employee Relations • Litigation Assistance

Key Contacts

  • Samir Kantaria, Partner & Regional Head of Employment view profile

Overview

As the largest dedicated employment group of its kind in any law firm in the Middle East, we have built a reputation for providing the most relevant and comprehensive legal advice available, for the most thorough regional coverage and for a celebrated track record. Our clients include a large number of multinationals, government owned entities, local companies and other law firms both locally, regionally and internationally.

This standing has been achieved through our extensive experience and capabilities that enable us to advise on all aspects of employment work, including transactional work, day to day employee relations advice and employment litigation.

As we guide our clients through the complex and changing employment environment in the region, we aim to provide advice and assistance that is practical, commercially viable and cost effective. Ensuring that our lawyers remain at the forefront of any changes in regional law and in clear and regular communication to our clients is key to our approach.

Expertise

Our expertise spans all aspects of employment law in the public and private sectors, whether onshore or within the free zones, including:

  • Policies, procedures and contractual documentation
    Service agreements, employment contracts, secondment arrangements and employee handbooks, for all categories of staff, including directors and senior executives.

  • Corporate Support
    Employment aspects of acquisitions and disposals (both share and business transactions), including due diligence and related reports.

  • Business Reorganisations
    Redundancy programmes, changing terms and conditions, and transfer of employment.

  • Employee Relations Issues
    DIsciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures, settlement negotiations and severance agreements.

  • Litigation Assistance
    Before the relevant labour authorities, labour courts and other courts, from termination and bonus claims, to protecting trade secrets, confidential information and business interests.