Immigration & Labour Law in Qatar has been developed for all those working within the Qatar industry sectors who want a recap of the Qatar labour laws; or want to gain a better understanding of Qatar labour laws and current practices; and for anyone who is new to the region or to a Human Resources role. It has been designed for those who want an update on the regulatory trends and an insight of how to address issues that often arise in the employment context, in the new economic landscape in Qatar.

Benefits of attending:
  1. Understand the significance of local and international labour contracts
  2. Identify the implications of terminating an employee and know which employee entitlements are discretionary for employers
  3. Calculate end of services gratuities
  4. Gain an understanding of the statutory and regulatory provisions relating to immigration and sponsorship
  5. Learn to address the most common labour issues

Clyde and Co

Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm which operates worldwide across 120 countries; with over 3,000+ staff based across 46 offices. Clyde & Co is particularly well-known for its expertise in relation to international trade, emerging markets and high-profile and/or difficult dispute resolution work. Clyde & Co’s first Middle East office was formally established over 25 years ago in 1989 after many years of regional client involvement. Our Middle East and North Africa offices provide advice to clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporate entities and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. We are now one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 200 specialist Lawyers and Paralegals, operating as one unit across offices in the Middle East, including Qatar. Clyde & Co is one of very few firms in the region that has a dedicated team of specialist Employment Lawyers advising on the varied issues facing businesses on a day-to-day basis. The team has native Arabic speakers and is integrally involved in assisting companies in meeting their human resource related challenges within the context of a rapidly evolving labour law framework across the wider Middle East, North Africa, and India.

Emma Higham

Emma Higham Partner – Employment

Emma is an Employment Lawyer with over 16 years' experience. Having been based in Qatar for more than 14 years, Emma incorporates her extensive knowledge of the local law when advising both local and international clients. Emma advises on a wide range of employment and immigration matters both in and outside the Qatar Financial Centre.

Emma joined Clyde & Co in October 2007, having previously worked for another international law firm for six years, both in London and Qatar. Prior to that, Emma worked for Price Waterhouse for eight years in both audit and corporate recovery.Emma is admitted to practise as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

In addition to developing Clyde & Co's employment practice, which was awarded Qatar Employment Practice at the Qatar Business Law Forum Awards (in 2016 and 2017), Emma was mentioned in Chambers as follows: “Sources say that Emma Higham is a very experienced Lawyer who ‘can channel everything in the right direction and knows who to contact.’ One client praised her as ‘the best I have ever dealt with.’ She possesses noted experience on employment-related matters.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018).

Date Early Bird 1
Final Fee
18 Nov 19 - 18 Nov 19 USD 1095 USD 1595