Duration: Two Half Days Price: £295 + VAT, €345 / $395 per Half Day

UK and European organisations are increasingly operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and employing both expatriate and local workers. In order for HR professionals to effectively recruit and retain employees in the Gulf States it is vital they understand the laws governing both employment relationships and customers, underpinning the day-to-day working environment. 

It is also imperative that all firms which operate in the Gulf Cooperation Council region have an understanding of the customs, protocols and ethics that underpin Middle Eastern business culture. The success or failure of Middle Eastern operations will often depend on the extent to which both international and regional managers understand and engage with the local ‘modus operandi’. 

We are offering 2 half day courses focusing on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Other countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council region will be mentioned in the courses.

What will I learn? 

  • Overview of employment law in the Gulf Cooperation Council 
  • An appreciation of local employment law issues and cultural differences 
  • Reliable information on employment conditions, policies and procedures 
  • The key ways in which international organisations can operate and do business in the Middle East 
  • Key tenets of Shariah law and its importance in the Middle East 
  • How to deal with bureaucracy/notarisations and attestations 
  • The importance of the spoken word over the written agreement 
  • Appointments and meetings: etiquette and protocols 
  • The role of entertaining in the Middle Eastern business environment 

Book this course

Virtual Duration: Half Day   |   Price: £295 + VAT per course
To pay in another currency, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7549 2549 or info@bondsolon.com
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Sara Khoja - Clyde & Co 

I qualified in England and Wales in 2002 and specialise in employment law. I joined Clyde & Co’s Dubai office in 2008 establishing the specialist team; I provide employment advice for the Middle East region, in particular the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council member states. 

I have worked with multinational clients in a variety of sectors but with a primary focus on the oil and gas, hospitality, technology media and telecommunications, professional services and insurance sectors. I provide advice on all aspects of employment law, including recruitment, termination, terms and conditions of employment (benefits, bonuses and remuneration) and the application of quotas and training requirements for the employment of nationals in various AGCC countries. 

I also have a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional projects (including advising on restructures, sales of a business as a going concern and employee status issues) as well as issues arising out of employee mobilisation/international assignments and including the territorial reach of UK employment law.