David is a UK-qualified lawyer in our employment practice, working alongside Ben Brown in AG's Dubai office.
David advises clients on day-to-day compliance with local labour and employment laws in in the United Arab Emirates and its free zones (including the DIFC and the ADGM), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. In particular, David advises on the termination of employment, internal disciplinary matters, drafting and advising on employment contracts, policies and settlement agreements and he has undertaken extensive investigations into allegations against senior executives. David also advises our clients on all employment aspects arising out of corporate acquisitions and restructurings.
David has been involved in a number of high profile litigation matters in the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). Following the conclusion of a lengthy employment dispute in the DIFC Court of First Instance, David was described by our leading Queen's Counsel in the case as "entirely unflappable and always extremely personable".
Before his move to the UAE and AG David worked for two major UK-Top 100 law firms.