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Structural Change during COVID-19, Adhering to UAE Labor Law and New Resolutions


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Structural Change during COVID-19, Adhering to UAE Labor Law and New Resolutions

The COVID-19 outbreak has ceased the normal way of life for people around the world. As businesses are rapidly devising and adopting new strategies to remain afloat and agile in these uncertain times, there causes several changes and restructuring in workforce management.

Join us for a webinar where discussions will be focused on developing a better understanding of how the current situation will influence employment and address the natural concerns of business owners and employees.

Join this webinar to learn the details of the new UAE Ministerial Resolution No.279 of 2020.
The webinar will allow the listeners to ask questions in real time.


Be Prepared. Be Safe.



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Luke Tapp

    Operations Partner, Pinsent Masons Middle East

    Luke is head of the Pinsent Masons Middle East Employment Practice and advises clients based in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East region on all aspects of employment and labour law issues.

    Luke is ranked as a leading employment lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers respectively. Chambers 2020 describes Luke as having "an extensive knowledge of employment law in the UAE" and Legal 500 refer to Luke as ‘an exceptional lawyer – his in-depth knowledge of the UAE employment laws coupled with his practical, pragmatic approach to issues makes his advice second to none.‘ The Pinsent Masons Employment Practice is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the leading employment practices in the UAE. Legal 500 recognizes Pinsent Masons as “a stand out employment practice” blending “impressive technical knowledge with pragmatism and commercialism”. The team were awarded Employment Team of the Year 2021 at the Chambers Middle East Awards.

    Luke and the team regularly advise clients on non-contentious matters, such assisting in the transfer of employees, reviewing contracts of employment and handbooks, and advising on the placement of employees and consultants in Middle East and African jurisdictions. Luke also assists clients with restructures, senior executive terminations and exit strategies. Luke has managed a wide variety of free zone and onshore GCC labour litigation matters, covering all types of employment law claims. Luke also regularly presents to clients and HR professionals on a variety of employment law topics.

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