Pinsent Masons LLP | UAE Employment and HR – protecting your business

Businesses within Dubai attract a wide variety of employees, with nationalities, cultures and ages within any workforce being particularly diverse. In the context of a fast moving employment regulatory regime, managing employees and protecting businesses from a workforce and HR perspective are extremely important and complicated areas of business within the UAE.

Our Breakfast Briefing will provide you with an opportunity to learn and discuss topics related to how best to manage employees and protect your business from an HR and employment law perspective.  The session will provide practical advice and case study examples covering the following:

  • Employment exit procedures, covering redundancy, performance and misconduct dismissal
  • Managing poor performance and protecting your business from underperforming employees
  • Grievances and whistleblowing – what is the law and how to manage internal and external complaints
  • Theft of confidential information and protecting your business from key employees leaving to join your competitors
  • Labour Court employment disputes – how to avoid disputes and how best to manage them when you are in the Court process


  • Luke Tapp, Partner and Head of the Middle East Employment Practice - Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Andrea Hewitt-Sims, Associate within the Middle East Employment Practice - Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Ruth Stephen, Associate within the Middle East Employment Practice - Pinsent Masons LLP

About Luke Tapp - Partner and Head of the Middle East Employment Practice - Pinsent Masons LLP

The Pinsent Masons Employment Practice is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the leading employment practices in the UAE.  Legal 500 recognizes Pinsent Masons as “a stand out employment practice” blending “impressive technical knowledge with pragmatism and commercialism”.  The team were runners-up for Employment Team of the Year 2018 at the Middle East Oath Awards.

As head of the Pinsent Masons Middle East Employment Practice, Luke Tapp advises clients based in the UAE and Gulf region on all aspects of employment and labour law issues.  Chambers 2018 describes Luke as being "widely regarded as a lawyer on the rise.  One client commented:  “It doesn’t get better than the service he has given me”.  He is actively involved in advisory work in a range of areas including executive terminations, restructuring and exit strategies.”  Luke is ranked as a leading employment lawyer 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. He regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters, such assisting in the transfer of employees, reviewing contracts of employment and handbooks, and advising on the placement of employees and consultants in Middle East and African jurisdictions. Luke also assists clients with restructures, senior executive terminations and exit strategies. Luke has managed a wide variety of free zone and onshore GCC labour litigation matters, covering all types of employment law claims.


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