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UAE New Labour Law

About the event

Want to find out how your business can implement the new UAE labour law? Join DMCC with experts from Clyde & Co for an informative session where you can better understand the key requirements of the new UAE Labour law.

Discuss and learn more about Law No.33 of 2021 and explore how to apply it by amending contractual terms and updating policies and procedures.


Key topics include:

  • Work models – full-time, part-time, temporary and flexible
  • Contract types
  • Leave – annual, sickness, maternity and other
  • Conduct – disciplinaries, discrimination and harassment
  • Termination
  • End of service gratuity
  • Post-termination issues - including non-compete provisions


Event details


Online. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to join the webinar.


11:00am - 12:00pm, 07 Feb 2022





Rebecca Ford is a partner in the MENA Employment Group, described as a "leading lawyer in the employment area" in Chambers & Partners. Rebecca is a partner in the MENA employment team of Clyde & Co LLP, based in Dubai and has worked in the Middle East since 2008.

Before joining Clyde & Co LLP in 2012, Rebecca was a partner in a large regional firm based in Dubai and prior to that was the head of the European, Asia and Australian employment team in a global financial institution based in London. Rebecca has particular expertise in employment disputes and has managed high profile employment litigation for clients in the High Court of England & Wales in London, as well as the UAE and DIFC courts. She is a registered practitioner of the DIFC Court. Rebecca also advises on, and undertakes workplace investigations and advises on the employment aspects arising from multidisciplinary compliance issues.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of employment law and immigration issues arising from employment in the Middle East, in a variety of different sectors, with a particular focus on financial and professional services. She advises on issues arising across the employment cycle, from employment contracts and policies, employee relations and incentives, to termination issues and disputes. Rebecca also advises on the key challenges faced by employers in the modern work environment, including global mobility, working hours, use of social media, the protection of confidential information, and alternative business, incentive and retention structures. Rebecca is recognised as a Band 1 leading individual by Chambers & Partners and is listed in Who's Who Legal, Management Labour & Employment.




Samantha is a UK qualified employment lawyer in Clyde & Co's Middle East Regional Employment and Incentives Practice, based in the Dubai office.

Samantha advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including education, oil and gas and financial services. She advises on a range of issues throughout the employment cycle (both within the Free Zones and onshore) from the immigration processes and contractual documentation required to employ an individual in the Middle East (including in relation to secondment arrangements, dual contract arrangements and intra group transfers) through to termination procedures, exit strategies, settlement agreements and labour claims.

Samantha has significant experience of project managing large multi-jurisdictional projects and regularly prepares and delivers training sessions to HR professionals, in-house lawyers and management on employment and immigration issues in the Middle East.

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