Immigration and employment

Organisations must have the appropriate policies and processes in place to ensure they are compliant with the region’s labour, immigration, and payroll policies. Increased enforcement by the immigration and labour authorities coupled with stringent penalties has made it more important than ever for organisations to ensure they have the appropriate compliance policies in place to manage the associated risks.

Immigration and employment law compliance is, therefore, a pressing issue in today’s ever changing market that could have a huge impact on how you do business. Our job is to partner with you to provide bespoke immigration and employment law solutions designed to work in line with your core business and to ensure compliance with regional laws. A robust immigration and employment function will not only benefit your business in terms of ensuring compliance but can also aid efficiency and effectiveness.

Our joint immigration and employment law capability provides strategic, multi-territory legal advice across the full lifecycle of an organisation from startup through to restructuring and termination. We provide a seamless and coordinated approach to complex workplace issues and challenges. Unlike traditional law firms we provide clients with a truly integrated legal service in conjunction with the rest of the PwC’s network including tax, deals, People and Organisation and other service teams.

When could this be relevant for you?

  • If you’re a new company that is looking to set-up locally and bring in foreign talent

  • If you’re a company already operating in the region and are looking to strengthen or outsource your internal immigration or HR/employment law function

  • If you’re looking to assess your immigration and employment law needs and want to implement a robust compliance management and control system or otherwise ensure day-to-day compliance

  • If you are examining the impacts of legislative reforms and how these would affect your business;

  • If you are experiencing difficulties obtaining work authorisation for an individual that is crucial for the local business

  • If you need support with developing creative solutions for short-term business travellers or you need to meet contractual obligations.

What we do?

  • Strategic immigration and employment law advice and assistance, including both advisory and transactional advice, support and assistance  

  • Immigration and employment audits/health checks

  • Support with obtaining long-term work authorisation and residency

  • Support with formal de-registrations of employees

  • Support for short-term business engagements

  • Assist with corporate registrations and corporate immigration and employment documentation

  • Provide document legalisation and consular support.

Contact us

Jonathan Gibson

Jonathan Gibson

Legal Market Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

Tel: +971 4 304 3424

Anir Chatterji

Anir Chatterji

Immigration Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

Tel: +971 (0) 4 304 3922

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