The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.Read the full edition
We have offered specialised employment services to clients for a number of years; the success of this much sought-after and well-respected group has meant that effective 1 July 2011 the employment team has been set up as a department in its own right.
The Employment Department
We are proud of the fact that the employment department is the largest specialist employment group of its kind in the Middle East, providing specialised employment advice to a large number of multinationals, government owned entities, local companies and other law firms both locally, regionally and internationally.
Lead by Samir Kantaria and Rebecca Ford, the employment practice consists of nine lawyers in total. Our extensive experience and capabilities enable us to advise clients on all aspects of employment work, including transactional work, day to day employee relations advice, and employment litigation.
As the largest, dedicated employment department of any law firm in the region, we have built a reputation for providing the most relevant legal advice and we do this by ensuring our lawyers remain at the forefront of any changes in the law and when the need arises, by clearly communicating this to our clients.
We can guide clients through the complex and changing employment environment in the region and we aim to provide advice and assistance that is practical, commercially viable and cost effective.
Our expertise spans all aspects of employment law in the public and private sectors, whether onshore in the Emirates, or within the free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, including:
POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTATION including service agreements, employment contracts, secondment arrangements and employee handbooks, for all categories of staff, including directors and senior executives
CORPORATE SUPPORT on employment aspects of acquisitions and disposals (both share and business transactions), including due diligence and related reports
BUSINESS REORGANISATIONS including redundancy programmes, changing terms and conditions, and transfer of employment
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ISSUES including disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures, settlement negotiations and severance agreements
LITIGATION ASSISTANCE in the Ministry of Labour, UAE Labour and other Civil courts, and in the Dubai International Financial Centre courts, from termination and bonus claims, to protecting trade secrets, confidential information and business interests
For more information please contact:
Partner, Head of Employment