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Rebecca Ford

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 is a partner in the MENA employment team of Clyde & Co LLP, based in Dubai, and has worked in the Middle East since 2008.

Before joining Clyde & Co LLP in 2012, Rebecca was a partner in a large regional firm based in Dubai, and prior to that was the head of the European, Asian and Australian employment team for a global financial institution based in London. Rebecca advises on all aspects of employment law and immigration issues arising from employment in the Middle East, in a variety of different sectors. She advises on issues arising across the employment cycle, from employment contracts and policies to employee relations and incentives, and termination issues and disputes. Rebecca also advises on the key challenges faced by employers in the modern work environment, including global mobility, working hours, use of social media, protection of confidential information and alternative business, incentive and retention structures.

Rebecca has managed high-profile employment litigation for clients in the High Court of England and Wales in London, as well as in the UAE and DIFC courts, and she is a registered practitioner of the DIFC Court.

Rebecca 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), Global Legal Insights: Employment and Labour Law (first edition), and Law Business Research’s Pensions & Retirement Plans 2013. She has prepared the Rules of Procedure for the Review of Complaints by the Director of Employment Standards in the DIFC, and also assisted the DIFC in drafting various amendments to the DIFC Employment Law.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Labour and Employment which can be purchased from our Shop.

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