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DLA Piper's Dubai office fields a respected team of lawyers with particular expertise relating to employment issues in the pharmaceutical, technology and financial services sectors, often representing big-name international players. The department is active on a wide range of matters, including executive recruitment, change management and the employment issues arising from M&A and corporate restructurings. It further benefits from the firm's extensive global footprint and has considerable experience defending clients against claims brought by former employees over such issues as gratuity pay.
One client said: "Their main strengths include communicating clearly, providing individualised support, and responding to queries in a timely manner."
Another client summarised the team's strengths as "speed of response, availability and friendly and personable expert advice."
A DLA team acted for a global telecommunications client on a workplace investigation concerning online harassment.
Neil Crossley is a longstanding lawyer in Dubai with considerable expertise in acting for major international clients on employee terminations. He also has noteworthy experience advising both on contract structuring and on an array of contentious employment matters, including workplace investigations and disciplinary matters.
"Neil is honest and available with great advice. He is very friendly."
Iain Skinner is an increasingly prominent lawyer based in Dubai who is widely recognised for his skills in non-contentious employment matters, including advising on contracts, policy and restructurings. He also regularly advises international clients on UAE employment regulations.