Ivor McGettigan is a Partner in the Employment & Incentives practice in Abu Dhabi and he also chairs the firm’s Education Sector Group.

Ivor advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment to retirement. He has particular experience in advising Abu Dhabi based clients on the latest trends and practices within that market. As well as advising on the Labour Law he has advised extensively on the Federal Civil Service Law, Abu Dhabi Civil Service Law and all associated employment issues. Ivor regularly speaks and presents on employment law matters including on the radio and TV.

On the Education front, Ivor has advised education providers-from schools to Universities- on a wide variety of issues including employment, tenure and academic freedom, drafting of policies, disciplinary proceedings and termination agreements.

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Recent Experience

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Electricite De France (EDF)
  • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • Etihad Rail
  • Mubadala


  • English


2009 – Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society of Ireland

2004 – Diploma in Arbitration, University College Dublin

1993 – B.A. (Hons), University College Dublin


2010 – Solicitor in England & Wales

1998 – Solicitor in Ireland