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Samantha is an employment law specialist advising on the full range of employment issues in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and wider region. Her practice includes contentious and non-contentious work including workplace investigations, the employment aspects of corporate transactions and senior on-boarding and exits. Samantha has a particular focus on the education sector, including safeguarding issues. She also leads the team’s workplace health and safety practice.
Samantha advises clients across the UAE (including within the financial free zones), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and wider region on a range of issues throughout the employment cycle including the immigration processes and contractual documentation required to engage individuals in the region, managing disciplinary and performance issues, exit strategies and processes (particularly for senior employees), the enforcement of post termination restrictions and litigation arising from employment relationships.
She also advises on the employment implications of corporate processes such as reorganisations, office moves and employee transfers. Samantha has significant experience of project managing large multi-jurisdictional projects and undertaking complex and sensitive workplace investigations.
Samantha has a particular focus on the education sector and supports a number of nurseries, schools, universities, training providers and investors with their employment and safeguarding issues.
Samantha leads the team’s health and safety practice and regularly advises clients on how to navigate the complex health and safety legislative regime in the region as well as supporting clients with litigation arising from workplace incidents in both the labour and criminal courts.
Samantha regularly delivers training sessions on employment, health and safety and immigration issues.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Employment, Pensions & Immigration
Regulatory & Investigations
Safety, Security, Health and Environment