The DIFC is a global financial centre located in Dubai and is home to the regional headquarters of many of the world’s major financial institutions. The DIFC is a distinct legal jurisdiction with its own legal and regulatory framework.
There are serious legal, regulatory, financial and reputational consequences for companies which fail to comply with their obligations under DIFC law. This one day LIVE Online course will give attendees a thorough understanding of those obligations and the laws and regulations applicable to employment matters in the DIFC, which is a prerequisite for all business owners, senior executives, managers, legal counsel and HR professionals handling or intending to handle employment matters and/or HR issues in the DIFC.
Attendees will benefit from the extensive first-hand experience of our expert course trainers, who will provide attendees with relevant and practical solutions to common day-to-day employment issues arising in the DIFC.
Who Should Attend
The course will be crucial for all business owners, senior executives, managers, legal counsel and HR professionals handling employment matters and/or HR issues in the DIFC.
Benefits of Attending
- Learn the application and scope of DIFC Law No.2 of 2019, as amended (the DIFC Employment Law)
- Understand the rights and obligations of employers and employees in the DIFC
- Grasp the concepts of termination of employment, settlement agreements, restrictive covenants, cancellation of visas
- Interpret the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings plan
- Manage employment disputes in the DIFC
Ben is one of the most highly regarded and high profile employment lawyers in the DIFC and advises some of the most well-known international companies in the world. He was born and brought up in the Middle East and has been practicing in the UAE since 2014. In 2019, Ben advised the DIFC Authority on, and assisted with drafting, DIFC Law No.2 of 2019 (the DIFC Employment Law), the primary piece of employment legislation in the DIFC.
Ben's key involvement in drafting the DIFC Employment Law has cemented his position as a leading authority on all DIFC employment law matters and the go-to employment lawyer for many international companies operating in the DIFC. To illustrate his market-leading expertise, Ben was recently instructed by a top-tier US law firm to provide expert evidence to a US Court on DIFC law matters.
Ben has also been involved in a significant amount of DIFC Court employment litigation, including the following cases:
Given Ben's involvement in drafting the primary piece of employment legislation in the DIFC, his extensive experience of advising global companies located in the DIFC and his significant involvement in DIFC Court employment litigation, Ben is uniquely placed to provide training on DIFC employment law matters.
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and pass the assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.
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