To navigate the most-pressing issues facing multinational employers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baker McKenzie COVID-19 Global Employer Guide offers jurisdiction-specific guidance across 41 countries including in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Download the Guide now to read the latest employment law guidance on issues  including: legal requirements, practical and operational considerations, and emerging government regulation related to the outbreak.

For more information on the virus’ multidisciplinary business and legal implications for your company, visit Baker McKenzie’s Coronavirus Resource Center and contact your Baker McKenzie relationship partner.


Joanna Matthews-Taylor is a partner in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie and head of the employment practice. Joanna advises clients based in the UAE and wider Middle East region, on the full spectrum of employment law issues, including recruitment, employment contracts, benefits and termination. She has also advised clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, cross-border secondments and the mobility of employees in the Middle East. Joanna has worked with international clients in a variety of sectors including technology, life sciences, hospitality and insurance.


Christiana O'Connell-Schizas joined Legal Advisors in 2014 and leads our Saudi Employment and Compensation team. She actively advises both Saudi Arabian and foreign clients on strategic employment law matters including restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and outsourcings in addition to day-to-day employment law support.


Ghada El Ehwany heads the Firm's corporate and commercial practice in Egypt. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Ghada practices in corporate, commercial and labor matters with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions, healthcare regulatory, insolvency, compliance, investigations, TMT and dispute resolution matters.

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