Alina is an associate in the Employment & Incentives practice in Abu Dhabi. She is also a member of the Education Sector Group and Russia & CIS Desk.

Alina advises both foreign and local clients on a wide range of employment matters, including compliance with applicable laws and regulations, recruitment process and immigration formalities, employment contracts, secondment arrangements, company policies and handbooks, terminations, pension and end of service gratuity, settlement agreements, employment litigation and dispute resolution. She advises on the Federal Labour Law, Federal Civil Service Law, Abu Dhabi Human Resources Law and Abu Dhabi Global Market Employment Regulations.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising the largest Russian bank on setting up in the ADGM and localizing its template employment contract and handbook.
  • Optimising a major energy sector employer’s disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures.
  • Advising a federal authority on termination of a UAE National employee in accordance with the Federal Civil Service Law.
  • Advising a regional media conglomerate on international assignments, reviewing and amending the secondment agreement template.
  • Assisting an American management consultancy on enforcement of restrictive covenants in the DIFC and mainland.


  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian


2015 – Master of Laws, National University “Odesa Law Academy”

2014 – Bachelor of Laws, National University “Odesa Law Academy


2019 – Ukraine