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Rebecca Ford

Clyde & Co LLP
PO Box 7001
Level 15, Rolex Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 384 4000
+971 4 384 4004

Biography • Labour and Employment

Rebecca joined Clyde & Co as a partner in the MENA employment team in July 2012. Rebecca was previously a partner at Al Tamimi & Company and was with the firm for four years.

Prior to her move to the Middle East, Rebecca spent six years in the employment department of Olswang, London, and subsequently 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. In this latter role, Rebecca was responsible for the provision of employment advice to the group across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious including employment contracts, policies and procedures, secondment arrangements, redundancies, issues arising from company acquisitions and insolvencies, employment transfers and reorganisations, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of post-termination restrictions and labour bans.

Rebecca has managed high-profile employment litigation for clients in the High Court of England and Wales in London, and more recently in the UAE, including the DIFC Court of First Instance and she is a registered practitioner of the DIFC Court.

Rebecca advises major blue-chip, multinational and semi governmental companies and has a particular interest in the financial services sector.

Rebecca prepared the Rules of Procedure for the Review of Complaints by the Director of Employment Standards in the DIFC and more recently assisted the DIFC in drafting various amendments to the DIFC Employment Law, which came into force in December 2012. She is regularly asked to speak at industry events and has also been a guest lecturer on the Michigan State University (Dubai) MBA programme. She has been quoted in publications such as The National and Emirates 24/7 and has also contributed UAE chapters to PLC's Labour and Employee Benefits Multi-jurisdictional Guide (2010) and Global Legal Insights: Employment and Labour Law (first edition).

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Labour and Employment Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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