Clyde & Co adds second partner to Middle East employment & incentives practice

International law firm Clyde & Co is delighted to welcome Rebecca Ford as a partner in the firm's employment and incentives team in the Middle East.

Clyde & Co is one the very few firms in the Middle East which has a dedicated specialist employment and incentives team.  Jonathan Silver, head of Clyde & Co's regional practice, said of Rebecca's appointment: "Rebecca's arrival strengthens and deepens the capabilities of the team.  We have a unique service offering to clients and continue to invest in this growing area of law through further expansion of the team, which will consist of nine lawyers by September 2012."

Rebecca was previously a partner at regional firm, Al Tamimi & Company, and was with that firm for four years.  Prior to her move to the Middle East she was head of the employment team within the legal department of a financial institution, the BGC International and Cantor Fitzgerald group of companies, based in London having previously spent six years in private practice.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, and her experience complements the existing employment team in the Middle East.  Rebecca advises major blue chip, multinational and semi governmental companies and has a particular focus on the financial sector.  Rebecca has worked on a number of high profile employment litigation cases, in the UK and more recently in the DIFC.

Rebecca commented: "I am very much looking forward to working alongside Sara Khoja and the existing Clyde & Co team to build upon the current client offering and strengthen the firm's international reach".

The employment and incentives team in the Middle East, which consists of both English and Arabic speaking lawyers, has intimate knowledge of regional Middle East employment laws and regulations, UK and European employment laws, as well as international employment issues.

The team operates on a regional basis and works closely with the firm's specialist employment teams across the globe to provide a seamless service to regional and international clients.