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    UAE Employment Law
    with DMCC


    Join our upcoming UAE Employment Law Workshop, hosted by DMCC in collaboration with the distinguished international law firm, Pinsent Masons.

    Explore various facets of UAE employment law during this full-day session with legal experts from Pinsent Masons providing practical insights, utilising case studies and real-life examples to illustrate the application of employment law in the UAE.

    This workshop is a unique opportunity for DMCC member companies and their employees to enhance their understanding of key employment law elements. By participating, you will gain direct access to expert perspectives, engage in practical discussions, and have the chance to network with peers.

    Key topics include:

    • Employment in the UAE: Introduction

    • Recruitment and employment documentation

    • Employment statutory and contractual benefits

    • Anti-discrimination

    • Grievance procedures

    • Investigations and terminations

    • Terminations

    • Gross misconduct

    • Employment litigation

    • The gig economy

    Register today for only AED 730 (inclusive of VAT). Seating is limited, so be sure to secure your spot today!






    Almas Conference Centre, Almas Tower, JLT, Dubai


    8:30AM – 4:00PM, 29 February 2024



    8:30am – 9:00am

    Registration and breakfast

    9:00am – 10:30am

    Employment in the UAE: Introduction
    Recruitment and employment documentation
    Case Study 1

    10:30am - 11:00am

    Coffee Break

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Employment statutory and contractual benefits
    Case Study 2

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch Break

    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Grievance Procedures
    Investigations and terminations
    Case Study 3

    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Coffee Break

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Gross Misconduct
    Employment Litigation
    The Gig Economy
    UAE Employment Quiz




    As head of the Pinsent Masons Middle East Employment Practice, Luke advises clients based in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf region on all aspects of employment and labour law issues.

    Chambers describes Luke as being "praised by sources as a very experienced and capable lawyer. Other commentators add that he's proactive and definitely someone to watch. He regularly advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, including before the DIFC courts".

    Luke is ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and an “Associate to Watch” by Legal 500 and Chambers respectively, and was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 DIFC Gala Dinner.

    Luke is ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and an “Associate to Watch” by Legal 500 and Chambers respectively, and was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 DIFC Gala Dinner.

    Luke assists clients on all aspects of the labour laws of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. Luke regularly presents to clients and HR professionals on a variety of employment law topics.

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    Michael is a UK Qualified solicitor who specialises in employment law, working in the UAE and advising on employment issues across a number of jurisdictions in the Middle East. Michael advises clients on compliance with the Federal Labour Law as well as the regulation in the free zones including the DIFC law in the Dubai International Finance Centre and the ADGM law in the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Michael works closely with the DMCC mediation team, assisting with training and the DMCC legal clinics.

    Michael has experience advising on a wide number of employment-related issues including both contentious and non-contentious matters. In particular, Michael advises on employee relations, dismissals, employee litigation, contractual queries/disputes, breach of privacy/confidential information, restrictive covenants and also on large, multi-jurisdictional employment law projects across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

    Michael handles all aspects of employment law issues, including advising on:

    • breach of restrictive covenants and theft of confidential information for a UAE based client in the Oil industry;

    • a global contract review and harmonisation project for a multinational construction client;

    • a redundancy project for a software client with employees across the GCC region;

    • litigation relating a contentious exit for a senior employee working in the financial sector; and

    • a variety of employment law disputes such as contentious terminations, breach of restrictive covenants, with DMCC based employers in association with the DMCC Disputes Centre Legal Clinics; and

    • large multinational transactions, including acquisitions and advising on the impact of business restructuring, visa transfers and the effect of organisational changes on employees.



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