Event Details

Join British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi for an informative networking evening to hear from expert speakers on the latest legal updates impacting businesses in the UAE.

Samantha Ellaby, Legal Director at Clyde & Co., will discuss - The Top 5 Things Employers Need to Know about Updates to the UAE Labour Law.

Andrew Garbett, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland, will discuss - The Top 5 Things Businesses Need to Know about the New Data Protection Law.

Darren Grainger, Managing Director - Middle East at NES Fircroft, will discuss - The Top 5 Things You Need To Know from the HR Industry Perspective.

BCC AD Member Rate: AED 150

Guest Rate: AED 240

*Event price includes 2 beverages and pass around canapes.

In accordance with current Abu Dhabi guidelines for attending events, all guests must show a Green Al Hosn app indicating a negative PCR test result obtained within 96hours, and show double vaccination status. We appreciate your compliance and understanding as we do our best to bring you a safe networking environment at BCC AD events.

Eversheds Sutherland - New Data Protection Law

Clyde & Co - New UAE Labour Law

NES Fircroft - HR Industry Perspective


  • Andrew Garbett (Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland International LLP)

    Andrew Garbett

    Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland International LLP

    Andrew is a senior associate in the commercial practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Abu Dhabi. Andrew focusses on TMT and IP matters across the MENA region, with a particular focus on technology and digitisation projects. Andrew has over 15 years’ experience of TMT work, including contractual and transactional work on major projects for regional and global clients. Typical areas of work include IT projects and procurement contracts, due diligence on TMT issues (in particular software, OSS and escrow due diligence) and IP licences and assignments. A selection of his recent experience includes:

    • acting for a major Middle Eastern bank on its IT acquisition contracts as part of a strategic digitisation project
    • acting for a major Middle East telecoms company on a strategic IT system supply contract and subsequently on issues arising during the implementation of the project
    • drafting a complete set of contract templates for a major IT-focussed division of a MENA government entity
    • advising the MENA subsidiary of a global payments company, and a global FINTECH company, on regulatory issues governing their operations in the UAE

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  • Darren Grainger (Managing Director - Middle East of NES Fircroft)

    Darren Grainger

    Managing Director - Middle East of NES Fircroft

    Darren has overall responsibility for NES Fircroft throughout the Middle East region, developing new and existing revenue streams which offer guaranteed contract and permanent hire solutions to our clients.

    Responsible for shaping and driving strategy, promoting best practice in multiple operations, maintaining and developing key business relationships whilst ensuring NES Fircroft are recognised by our clients as the partner of choice in these locations on a compliant basis.

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  • Samantha Ellaby (Legal Director of Clyde & Co)

    Samantha Ellaby

    Legal Director of Clyde & Co

    Samantha is an employment law specialist advising on the full range of employment issues in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and wider region. Her practice includes contentious and non-contentious work including workplace investigations , the employment aspects of corporate transactions and senior on-boarding and exits. She has a particular focus on education sector, including safeguarding issues. She also leads the team's workplace health and safety practice.

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Bab Al Qasr Hotel

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

If you have any questions please contact Eunice Lois Dela Torre

Contact Organizer

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