DIFC Academy successfully hosted a webinar on December 9, 2021 entitled, DIFC Employment Law and the New UAE Labour Law.

DIFC Academy in collaboration with SOL International and Gateley UK LLP (Dubai) delivered a webinar session on the new UAE Labour Law with a comparative analysis to the amendments to the New DIFC Employment Law. Our employment experts will explore changes to current work models, compare and contrast areas such as discrimination, employment contracts, minimum wage and statutory entitlements.

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Welcome Remarks:

Alya AlZarouni, Executive Vice President for Operations at DIFC Authority and Head of DIFC Academy

Speakers:

Sarah Malik, CEO and International Disputes Counsel at SOL International

Sarah Malik is an experienced and well- regarded lawyer whose 20 year career to date has spanned internationally. Prior to founding SOL International Ltd, she practiced as a Barrister at a leading set of Chambers in London, worked as employed Counsel at a leading UK law firm and headed the Advocacy and Investigations team of an International law firm in Dubai. She is a member of the SIAC Users Council in the Middle East and is appointed on the Lagos Panel of Arbitration Neutrals. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator. Sarah is known as a straight talking, no nonsense lawyer who fights her clients corner hard and her approach and commitment has resulted in a loyal client following. She is dedicated to the work she undertakes and is recommended as an excellent advocate by those who work with her.

Sarah also has a network of trusted lawyers in London, full rights to appear at all court levels in England and Wales and is an Associate member of a London Chambers.

Thenji Moyo, Legal Director and Head of Employment at Gateley

Thenji is an admitted UK employment solicitor who has been based in the UAE for ten years working predominantly on contentious and non-contentious employment matters within local and international firms. A ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners, she has over twelve years’ experience working in employment and immigration law, advising private clients and blue chip, multinational, regional, local from all industry sectors.

Advising on complex employment issues which include global mobility of employees, workplace investigations, cross-jurisdictional matters including temporary assignment, secondment and cross border engagements, Thenji works closely with the employment local litigation counsel to file employment claims at the Dubai Courts via the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and she is a legal practitioner registered with the DIFC Courts.

Thenji is a visiting employment law lecturer at the University of Middlesex (Dubai) and an active volunteer lawyer within various pro-bono clinics, such as the DIFC Pro-bono clinic and the DMCC Free Zone Mediation Centre clinic. She is also an appointed board member on the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings Scheme Supervisory Board.