Clyde & Co Bolsters MEA Employment Group with Appointments

Clyde & Co, has announced the expansion of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) employment group with the appointment of partner Ben Brown and senior associate David True. Both join from Addleshaw Goddard and will be based in the Dubai office.

Ben Brown, rejoining the firm after four years, is recognized for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious employment law across the UAE and the GCC. He has a particular focus on high-stakes employment litigation in the DIFC and ADGM Courts and has acted in significant employment cases in recent years.

David True advises clients on all contentious and non-contentious employment matters in the UAE and its free zones, including the DIFC and the ADGM, and across the GCC. He has been involved in numerous high-profile employment disputes in the DIFC Courts and ADGM Courts and specializes in conducting sensitive workplace investigations.

Sara Khoja, Partner, Head of MEA Employment group, and MEA Chair, Clyde & Co, expressed her delight at welcoming Ben and David to the team. She highlighted the firm’s strategy of aligning with market opportunities and client priorities, especially as the region continues to grow through increased investment and employment regulatory reforms.

Ben Brown sees his return to Clyde & Co as a fantastic opportunity, given the firm’s well-established reputation in the region. He and David True look forward to continuing their success in advising high-profile companies on their employment matters, particularly complex and high-value employment disputes.

Clyde & Co’s dedicated MEA team of specialist employment lawyers, named Employment Team of the Year at the Oath Middle East Awards 2023, assists regional and multinational clients with a full range of workplace issues. The firm also provides an innovative electronic platform, Law at Work, which offers comprehensive insights, analyses, and resources to help employers and legal professionals navigate the intricate landscape of employment law in the UAE, KSA, and Qatar.