The employer-employee relationship is a crucial part of a business’ life-cycle, especially in a cosmopolitan, albeit commercial and financial hub like the UAE that on the one hand attracts a high volume of globalised skilled and unskilled labour, and on the other generates a high rate of turnover.

At BBA, we believe that proficiency in employment law is key to managing crucial legal phenomena that interact with labour relations; therefore, we emphasise the practice of well-drafted and periodically reviewed employment contracts from standard to bespoke. 

We guide our Clients to adapt their internal staff, HR policies, procedures and documentation to both Emirate and Federal standards and regulations. At the same time, we assist our Clients in more complex M&A transactions that involve legal due diligence and compliance.

Our risk-management philosophy assists those of our Clients seeking flexible corporate  support, which is why we endorse dispute prevention toward settlement arrangements. Nevertheless, when a dispute cannot be resolved amicably, our Clients benefit from our extensive experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings.



  • Employment & Secondments Contracts
  • Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbooks
  • Confidentiality, Non-Compete & Restrictive Covenants
  • Remuneration, Benefits & Gratuities 
  • M&A Labour Due Diligence
  • Restructuring & Employee Transfers
  • Local & Multi-National Regulatory Advisory
  • Dismissals & Redundancies
  • Workplace Grievances & Disciplinary Mechanism
  • Dismissals & Redundancies  
  • Litigation & Arbitration