In the UAE employers must comply with local labour and employments laws, bearing in mind these vary between onshore and the various UAE free zones.

In the UAE, where regulations often change, it is important to take the advice of a well-informed and well connected law firm. Our employment team are renowned experts in employment law and UAE labour law, from providing everyday administration, such as drafting policy & procedure documents to taking on complex claims arising from contract breaches. As a local firm, we often liaise with officers from the Ministry of Labour, meaning we are leading the way with up to date advice throughout the UAE and the free zones regarding; immigration, visa procedures, drafting labour contracts, contractual breaches and legalities of redundancy and termination.

We assist private organisations, individuals, government and semi-government entities on all aspects of employment and labour law in the UAE. Our advice spans most sectors including, real estate & construction, banking & finance, manufacturing, insurance and manufacturing. Our expertise mean we are often called up by international law firms.

Our employment lawyers work closely with our corporate and commercial team with regards to due diligence, document review and various types of employment contracts which often include non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. When employment matters become contentious, we also provide dispute resolution.

Our lawyers provide services to both the public and private sector including;

  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Ministry of Labour compliance
  • Policy and procedure documents
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Reviewing employment contracts
  • Detailed written advice
  • Negotiations
  • Litigation claims
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Incorporations and Formations

We routinely provide professional and tailor-made advice to clients on such matters, and assist in setting up companies incorporated in all seven emirates.

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Intellectual Property

As one of the leading Intellectual Property (IP) advisors in the region, we advise our clients on how best to protect their IP interests when it comes to their products, services and inventions.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our expertise cover cross border and national mergers, demergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as a full serviced corporate department advising on all areas of commercial transactions.

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Private Equity

Our private equity practice is recognised as having financially proficient lawyers with the expertise to understand the complexities of private equity, and meet the demands of competitive private equity institutions.

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