Shoeb Saher - Corporate & Commercial lawyer

United Arab Emirates

       Employment,

The employment and labour laws and regulations in the United Arab Emirates are fast evolving keeping pace with the development and globalization of the economy.

As most of the workers in the UAE are expatriate, their employment matters usually involves both local and cross-border element and dimension. The complexity of these laws and regulations may often overwhelm the companies and employees, particularly, when they are operating and working in unfamiliar jurisdiction.

In addition, there are number of free zones in the UAE where in addition to the federal labour laws, the employment regulations of each free zone is applicable, often making the matters more complex.

My clients often retain me to advise them on contractual issues related to hiring and dismissals and anything in between. As a result of my solid experience gained during my tenure with best local and international law firms in Dubai I am well prepared to handle these types of issues.

My clients also rely on me for practical day-to-day advice related to labour law such as hiring, termination, compliance, outsourcing arrangements, workplace policies and manuals and health and safety.

I also offer litigation assistance if at all there is no way to settle the matter out of courts.

As a part of my 11 years of successful career, I have made long term associations with national and international clients.

My expertise lies in the following:

  • Advising on general employment and labour matters
  • Corporate restructuring, take-overs, mergers & acquisitions
  • Drafting and advising on employment contracts and termination (senior management, directors, staff)
  • Dismissal redundancy and transfer of employment
  • Drafting Service agreements, employee handbooks, employee contracts related to all categories of staff covering senior management and directors.
  • Advising on employment disputes like grievances, dismissals, resignations, terminations, settlement negotiations and any aid related to employee dispute.
  • Drafting of Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants
  • Visa processing
  • Dispute resolution and litigation