Focusing on reducing the risk to your business, we recognise that different sectors bring with them a variety of challenging organisational needs. We have a practical understanding of working with HR teams and directors in your industry and work hard to communicate in an approachable, authentic, decisive way. Our Employment Law Alliance is a network of over 3,000 lawyers providing employment expertise in more than 135 countries around the world and in all 50 US States.
Locally and internationally, our Employment team can advise on many practical areas, including advice on employment contracts, people change projects, transfer of undertakings, restrictive covenants, industrial disputes, immigration, people change projects, discrimination, equality and diversity, absence and performance management, disciplinary matters, settlement agreements, terminations, IT and data security, recruitment, retirement or being taken to an employment tribunal.
In line with the announcements made by the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship concerning the extension of residency visa validity until 31 December 2020, the DWF Middle East LLP Employment Team set out all you need to know when dealing with visas within the Dubai International Financial Centre.
On 21 April 2020, His Highness the President (the "President") of the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "DIFC") issued Presidential Directive No. 4 of 2020 in Respect of COVID-19 Emergency Measures (the "Directive"), which sets out temporary emergency measures for DIFC companies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our employment team take a closer look at the key changes and considerations in preparation for the introduction of the DIFC Employee Workplace Saving Scheme ("DEWS"), the DIFC default-qualifying scheme.
There is an increasing movement by expatriates towards seeking routes to facilitate retirement and long-term residency options in the UAE. The Cabinet Resolution No. 56/2018 aims to facilitate options for expatriates wanting to stay in the UAE as it introduces a long-term residency visa, known as the "golden visa" which in turn, promotes local UAE investment. The DWF Employment Team consider the main categories of investors eligible for the long-term visas and changes in other rules related to sponsorship.
DWF (Middle East) LLP in conjunction with Alvarez & Marsal and Thomson Reuters hosted the first session of their Restructuring and Insolvency Breakfast Series on Monday 28 October 2019 which focused on Corporate Turnarounds.
DWF (Middle East) LLP in conjunction with Alvarez & Marsal and Thomson Reuters hosted the second session of their Restructuring and Insolvency Breakfast Series on Monday 4 November 2019 which focused on Developing Claims and Seeking Recoveries in Distressed Situations.