Partner, Employment & Incentives
Clyde & Co LLP, Dubai
Sara qualified in England and Wales in 2002
and specialises in employment law. She
joined Clyde & Co's Dubai office in 2008
where she provides employment advice for the Middle East
region, in particular the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC)
She has worked with multinational clients in a variety of sectors
but with a primary focus on the hospitality, insurance, professional
services, technology, media and telecommunications sectors.
Sara provides advice on all aspects of employment law, including
recruitment, termination, terms and conditions of employment
(benefits, bonuses, and remuneration), and the application
of quotas and training requirements for the employment of
nationals in various AGCC countries.
Sara also has a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional projects
(including covering restructures, sales of a business as a growing
concern, and employee status issues), as well as issues arising
out of employee mobilisation/international assignments and
including the territorial reach of UK employment law.
Sara regularly presents at seminars and workshops as part of
Clyde & Co's regular client programme, and at external events
organised by various business councils and HR consultancy firms.
She has written for a number of publications, including the New
Law Journal, Asian Counsel, Solicitors Journal, and Personnel
Today. She is also regularly quoted in publications such as Gulf
News, Gulf Business, and Emirates 24/7. She has contributed
UAE chapters to: International Labour and Employment
Compliance Handbook (published by Kluwer Law International
and the IBA); Corporate Immigration (published by the Oxford
University Press); and Compensating Mobile Executives
(published by Taxmann).