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 the UAE Head of the Employment practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. She is experienced in the full spectrum of employment law issues, including recruitment, employment contracts, benefits, protection of confidential information 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.


Christiana O'Connell-Schizas is a senior associate of Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited. She joined the firm at the beginning of 2014 and is actively involved in advising both Saudi Arabian and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial and employment matters and M&A transactions.


Ghada El Ehwany is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Cairo. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions. Ghada also advises on healthcare regulatory, structuring, insolvency, employment and compliance matters.

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