's employment team consists of four partners, one counsel, two senior associates, and four associates. The key areas of practice are corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, restructuring, joint ventures, commercial contracting, cross-border transactions, banking and ... finance, real estate, capital markets, shipping, international trade controls and sanctions. In addition to the head office in Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, Afridi & Angell has offices in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Dubai International Financial Centre. Afridi & Angell is the exclusive UAE member of a number of the world’s top legal networks and associations, including Lex Mundi and World Services Group. The team advises on a range of non-contentious and contentious employment matters including employee transfers and workforce reductions arising from corporate restructurings and related M&A transaction, pensions, HR policies, employment contracts, employee handbooks, compensation and incentive schemes, enforcement of non-compete clauses, and negotiating settlements in the event that a matter proceeds to court or arbitration. The team focuses mainly on employer-side representation, advising local and international companies to ensure compliance with UAE and DIFC labour and immigration laws. The firm also has experience representing departing executives.