Alaa Momtaz is Senior Counsel in the Employment & Incentives team and advises on contentious and non-contentious matters. He is also advises on UAE immigration and visa status issues.

Alaa has extensive knowledge of the UAE courts, rules and procedures, as well as the relevant proceedings and regulations at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. He also has broad experience in drafting court memos, pleadings, settlement agreements and notices. He been involved in representing and defending some of the firm’s most notable and high profile multinational clients on employment litigation issues.

Alaa holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Ain Shams University, English section, Cairo, and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

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Recent Experience

  • Providing clients with advices on the UAE Labour Law and its Executive Regulations.
  • Providing clients with legal assessment on cases and disputes filed by employee against the company for claims arising out of or in connection with the employment relationship.
  • Advising on a broad range of contentions and non-contentions employment law matters, both on-shore and free zones.
  • Advising clients on employment-related criminal acts under the UAE Penal Code and Cyber-Crimes Law.
  • Attending mediation meetings with the concerned labour department.
  • Providing training sessions and presentations to client’s HR, Legal and managerial level employees with regards to the UAE Labour Law, its executive regulations, Ministerial Resolutions etc.


  • Arabic
  • English


2009 – Bachelor of Law, Ain Shams University


2009 – Member of the Egyptian Bar Association