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Emily Aryeetey

T: +971 4 407 3942 Email Emily | Vcard Office: Dubai

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Emily Aryeetey Associate

Contact details

Emily Aryeetey

Emily Aryeetey
Associate

T: +971 4 407 3942 Email Emily | Vcard Office: Dubai

Emily advises on HR issues from recruitment to termination, including the employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She also helps businesses navigate immigration laws, bringing skilled staff to the UK and assisting individuals applying to work or invest in the UK. Clients like her pragmatic, plain-speaking and approachable style.
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Emily regularly advises on employment contracts and policy documentation, data protection, tricky grievances and disciplinaries, changes to employee terms and conditions, performance improvement, staff re-organisations and multiple redundancies.

Emily is experienced in guiding employers and employees to resolve disputes through the employment tribunal and High Court, judge-led mediation and ACAS conciliation. Over the years she has conducted the defence and pursuit of claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, and whistleblowing.

She also conducts due diligence in relation to business sales and outsourcing transactions. She will set out a clear analysis of material employment law risks and give practical advice to help companies to negotiate the employment-related terms of agreement.

Many of the clients she works with have an international workforce and as a business immigration expert, Emily is able to help them to navigate sponsor licence applications to bring staff to the UK, on-going compliance with sponsor duties and the completion of illegal working audits.

Emily's broad expertise means she can help employers to deal with overlapping employment and immigration law concerns especially around recruitment, discrimination and termination.

Emily is currently on secondment to our Dubai office where she is supporting the development of our employment practice in the Middle East. The Dubai office covers all employment law matters relating to the UAE onshore area and its free zones including the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

  • Employment
  • Business immigration

Redundancies and restructuring

Advising on multi-site redundancies and restructuring, collective consultation obligations and termination costs.

Employment tribunal litigation

Advised on conduct and defence of cases of unfair dismissal (redundancy, health & safety), whistleblowing and discrimination relating to race, religion and belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and sex. Advice on judicial mediations and settlement negotiations.

High court litigation

Advising companies following discovery of breach of confidence in disclosing sensitive business information to prospective (competitor) employer, breach of restrictive covenants and defamatory statements to customers, collation and use of forensic evidence.

Data protection

Advising on preparing and responding to data subject access requests.

Corporate and real estate transactions

Conducting due diligence and negotiation of employment terms of transaction documentation, advice on the application of TUPE, information and consultation obligations to employee, and on post-completion integration processes in relation to share and asset purchases.

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Sponsor licences

Advising on applications for companies in the financial services, creative industries, and professional services to sponsor non-EEA staff under Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (ICT) of the points-based system, licence management and compliance.

Entrepreneurs

Advised on initial and extension visa applications including advice on business plan and evidence required to demonstrate expertise.

Points-based system and other applications

Preparation of, and advice on, in-country and out of country visa applications for leave to enter or stay in the UK under Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer), Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme), Tier 5 (International Agreement), Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange), Visitor applications including for business visitors, Permitted Paid Engagements and entertainers.

Prevention of illegal working

Advising on right-to-work document check audits and purchaser obligations following business transfers and acquisitions and defending impositions of a civil penalty for employment illegal workers.

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