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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
Gordon is a Partner within Al Tamimi & Company’s Employment & Incentives practice and has worked in the Middle East since 2011. He previously worked with a leading UK law firm, acting for a wide range of blue chip clients for whom he appeared before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Prior to a career in law, Gordon spent several years in financial services.
Gordon advises on the full spectrum of employment and immigration law issues throughout the employment life cycle with a particular focus on disputes, whether before the UAE or DIFC Courts. In respect to the latter, Gordon is a DIFC registered practitioner with full rights of audience.
A key part of Gordon’s practice involves compensation and benefits advice where he advises across all sectors and with a specific focus upon banking, financial services and technology.
Gordon is a ranked lawyer with Chambers and Partners, who noted:
Gordon Barr is highly regarded by both peers and clients, who highlight his extensive experience in the market. One satisfied client remarked: “Gordon is very professional and has vast knowledge of DIFC employment laws. He always provides the right legal guidance and has good interpersonal skills.” Peers also “rate him very highly,” explaining: “He has been an employment lawyer his entire career,” elaborating that because of this, “he sees the bigger picture and is very pragmatic and practical”.
Gordon is a regular speaker via UAE media outlets and at industry events, and has contributed to a number of significant legal publications.
2003 – Dip LP, University of Aberdeen
1998 – LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde
2005 – Scottish Law Society
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