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Immigration & Labour Law in Qatar
Helping you understand and apply the immigration and labour law in your organisation with confidence
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Current Trends In Labour And Employment Law In Qatar has been developed for all those working within the Qatar industry sectors who want a recap of the Qatar labour laws; or want to gain a better understanding of Qatar labour laws and current practices; and for anyone who is new to the region or to an HR role. It has been designed for those who want an update on the regulatory trends and an insight of how to address issues that often arise in the employment context, in  the new economic landscape in Qatar.

  • Employee Benefits
  • Issues For Companies
  • Employer Civil And Criminal Liability For Employees
  • Resignation By Employee
  • Termination
  • Protecting The Company
  • Employment Disputes
Who Should Attend

This course will be highly beneficial for those who have had minimal formal training in labour law and wish to consolidate their experience in the region, as well as professionals who have recently transferred to this region, including:

  • Administrative Managers
  • HR/Recruitment Managers
  • Training/Talent Managers
  • Immigration/Benefits Managers
  • Company Secretaries
  • Paralegals/Legal Executives
  • Lawyers (In-house and Private Practice)
Benefits Of Attending
  • Understand the significance of local and international labour contracts
  • Identify the implications of terminating an employee and knowing which employee entitlements are discretionary for employers
  • Calculate end of services gratuities
  • Gain an understanding of the statutory and regulatory provisions relating to immigration and sponsorship
  • Learn to address the most common labour issues
Course Director

    Emma Higham
    Legal Director, Corporate Commercial Lawyer
    Clyde & Co LLP

    Emma Higham is a Corporate Commercial Lawyer with over twelve years' experience. Having been based in Qatar for more than ten years, Emma incorporates her extensive knowledge of the local law when advising both local and international clients.

    In addition to her corporate and commercial practice, Emma advises on a wide range of immigration and employment matters pertaining to Qatar, including termination and associated disputes, international and local consultancy and "secondment" arrangements.

    Emma joined Clyde & Co in October 2007, having previously worked for another international law firm for six years, both in London and Qatar. Prior to that, Emma worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers for eight years in both audit and corporate recovery.

    Yasser Shabbir
    Associate – Employment

    Yasser is an employment specialist working within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Corporate Employment team in Doha.

    Yasser joined Clyde and Co in February 2015, having previously worked for over three years for a large national law firm in Manchester where he advised both public and private sector clients on all aspects of employment law both contentious and non-contentious.

Venue and Accommodation

    Grand Hyatt Doha

    Doha, Qatar

    Grand Hyatt Doha

    Celebrate unparalleled luxury in Qatar at Grand Hyatt Doha. Our 5-Star hotel in Doha is within convenient reach of Hamad International Airport, and steps away from the city's financial and commercial centre.

    Being one of the most sought-after hotels in Doha and located on the shoreline of the new West Bay Lagoon district, Grand Hyatt Doha features balconies or terraces in most of its luxury suites & rooms showcasing breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf.

    Our 5 star hotel offers extensive meeting and banquet facilities, a full-service business centre, the renowned Jaula Spa, a 400-metre private beach and indoor & outdoor pools.

    Grand Hyatt Doha
    P.O Box 24010
    Doha, Qatar, State of Qatar

    Tel +974 4448 1234


    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
4 September 2017
Final Fee
9 October 2017
US$ 1,095 US$ 1,595
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

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