Office Address

Phone Number

+971 4 384 4000

Fax Number

+971 4 384 4004

Email Address

rebecca.ford@clydeco.com

Firm Website

www.clydeco.com

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Firm

Clyde & Co

Main Office Address

PO Box 7001
 Rolex Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Locations

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh

Firm Phone Number

+971 4 384 4000

Firm Fax Number

+971 4 384 4004

Personal Background

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, Asia and Australian employment team in 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, employee relations and incentives, to 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 & Wales in London, as well as the UAE and DIFC courts and she is a registered practitioner of the DIFC Court.

Rebecca is described as a "leading lawyer in the employment area" by Chambers Global, 2014 and is listed in Who's Who Legal, Management Labour & Employment.

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 contributed UAE chapters to PLC Labour and Employee Benefits multi-jurisdictional guide (2010), Employment and Labour Law, Global Legal Insights (First Edition), and Pensions & Retirement Plans 2013, Law Business Research and 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. 


Firm Background

Clyde & Co's first office in the Middle East was established in 1989, following many years of regional client involvement. Today Clyde & Co is the largest international law firm in the GCC with over 150 specialist lawyers and paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Doha in Qatar and via an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Our Middle Eastern offices provide advice to corporate clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporates and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Our approach in the region is based on a successful formula which combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards. Consequently, through independent research and assessment, industry analysts have endorsed Clyde & Co as the pre-eminent law firm in the region:

  • Selected as the "Most Responsive International Firm" by Asian Counsel 2010
  • "Strength in depth demonstrates the firm's credibility and in core markets" – Chambers Global 2010
  • "A 'highly efficient and dedicated approach' to serving clients." - Chambers Global 2009 


Firm Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance / Financial Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction, Projects & Infrastructure
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Debt Recovery
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Establishment, Agency & Franchising
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Regulatory
  • Shipping & Transportation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

These services are underpinned by outstanding in-house translation and government liaison teams.

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