United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Team Leader, UAEAqsa Khan Sadiquae@laborlawplus.com

Experienced employment lawyer specialising in labor and employment law, both nationally and internationally. Aqsa has advised leading companies on a wide range of employment related issues, including general employment advice, termination of employment, claims by employees at the Ministry of Labor or the DIFC Courts, employment agreements, handbooks and other documentation.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Registered Practitioner at the DIFC Courts

Professional Experience:

  • Counsel, Taylor Wessing, 2019 - Present 
  • Associate, Taylor Wessing, 2018 - 2019
  • Counsel, James Berry & Associates, Dubai, 2015-2018
  • Counsel, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, 2015
  • Counsel, Hackney Learning Trust, London, 2013-2014
  • Trainee Solicitor at London Borough of Hackney, 2011-2013


  • BPP Law School, LPC, London, 2008 
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queen Mary University of London, 2007

Languages: English 


  • A guide to UAE and DIFC employment law



Our affiliate firm in Dubai has been operating in the Middle East for over 20 years and our lawyers are some of the most regionally experienced in the United Arab Emirates. Our Dubai office is made up of seven partners, Counsel, 2 Consultants and 12 Associates and has access to a network of “best friend” firms throughout the rest of the Middle East and Africa. The office has lawyers who are qualified in both civil and common law jurisdictions from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, South Africa, Germany and Egypt. The firm has both Arabic and English speaking professionals. 

Our affiliate firm offers a full legal service and has teams of specialists in the following practice areas: Corporate and Commercial; Banking and Finance; Business, Real Estate; Construction; Employment; Energy and Environment; Intellectual Property; and Dispute Management and Resolution.

Labor and Employment Practice:

The team has in depth knowledge and experience of UAE employment laws, including the UAE Labor Law, DIFC Employment Law and free zone regulations of relevant free zones in the UAE. 

The team also has experience in all aspects of employment law, including drafting and/or advising on employment contracts, termination of employment issues, immigration and visa issues, negotiation and settlement of disputes, litigious and non-litigious disputes in UAE proper and DIFC and the ability to offer advocacy in DIFC court employment actions.

The Plus - Business Law Capacity: 

The Dubai team provides legal advice on all aspects of business law, including construction, corporate, commercial, dispute resolution, corporate governance, employment, energy, finance & financial services, information technology & media, intellectual property and real estate.

The team also have strong connections in Dubai and the Middle East and regularly work with SMEs, multinational companies and all forms of business entities, including sole proprietors, FZEs, LLCs and Branch offices; High-Net-Worth individuals; High-Net-Worth local merchant families and their corporate groups; Middle Eastern financial institutions; and International financial institutions doing business in the Gulf. 

Key Facts:

  • Location: Dubai
  • Size: 7 Partners, Counsel, 2 Consultants and 12 Associates
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial; Banking and Finance; Business; Real Estate; Construction; Employment; Energy and Environment; Intellectual Property;  Dispute  Management and Resolution. 
  • Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Urdu, Punjabi and Afrikaans.

Contact: uae@laborlawplus.com