UAE Labour Law & Immigration Changes, and an Introduction to Vialto Partners | 1 February 2023 | 8:30AM to 10:30AM (UAE time) | Capital Club Dubai, UAE

UAE Labour Law & Immigration Changes, and an Introduction to Vialto Partners | 1 February 2023 | 8:30AM to 10:30AM (UAE time) | Capital Club Dubai, UAE

Expired UAE Labour Law & Immigration Changes, and an Introduction to Vialto Partners | 1 February 2023 | 8:30AM to 10:30AM (UAE time) | Capital Club Dubai, UAE


Join LexisNexis and Vialto Partners on 1 February 2023 at Capital Club Dubai for an informative breakfast session on the UAE Labour Law & Immigration changes!



The UAE Labour Law & Immigration landscape has changed considerably over the last few years, most notably since the pandemic, with the introduction of visa categories to support flexible work arrangements and the widening of the Golden Visa programme. There are also key Emiratisation updates (applicable to Mainland companies) and important labour law changes that employers should be fully aware of. In this session we discuss key considerations for employers when hiring, managing and trying to retain talent, from an Immigration and Labour law perspective.

We’re delighted to introduce the Immigration team from Vialto Partners and the Employment Law team from Baker McKenzie, who will deliver an informative, free-to-attend breakfast session on these changes at The Capital Club on 1 February 2023.

Vialto Partners was founded in 2022 following a deal between US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and PwC, which resulted in the sale of PwC’s global Immigration and Global Mobility practice – it has created an opportunity to be transformative in their market. The Middle East Immigration team will deliver this session as the newly formed Vialto Partners, bringing insights and a wealth of experience in their field.



08:30 to 09:00 Networking & Registration
09:00 to 09:45 A Changing UAE Labour Law & Immigration Landscape

  • Introduction by LexisNexis and Vialto Partners, an overview of the team and vision for the future
  • Snapshot of the UAE Labour Law and the current UAE Immigration framework
  • In-depth review of the recent Labour Law and Immigration changes, including information on the Green Visa and Golden Visa programmes
  • Discussion on how the recent changes might impact your business, and any pros/cons in new visa categories and requirements
09:45 to 10:00 Questions & Answers
10:00 to 10:30 Networking & Refreshments



Rekha Simpson

Director, Middle East Immigration, Vialto Partners

Rekha is a UK-qualified lawyer and has specialised in Immigration for over 13 years. She has worked in London, Singapore and Dubai, and her corporate Immigration experience spans these jurisdictions.

Rekha has worked closely with senior HR stakeholders in managing the end-to-end Immigration process, strategising international employee moves, and consulting and advising on projects from an Immigration compliance perspective.

She has liaised with Government officials and bodies throughout her career, consulting on Immigration changes and complex client scenarios to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Rekha is responsible for a range of client projects in the UAE and formulates practical but legally compliant solutions for HR professionals.

Joanna Matthews-Taylor

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Joanna is a partner in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie and head of the employment practice. Joanna advises on employment law and immigration matters, working with clients based in the UAE and the wider Middle East region. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a senior legal consultant for an international law firm’s Middle East office and as a qualified assistant for a leading Scottish law firm.

From 2016 – 2020 Joanna has been recognised by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and as an “Associate to watch” by Chambers Global, with clients and peers commenting that “client service is her strength” and that she is “technically excellent” and “has been in the region a long time and has the local knowledge.”



About Vialto Partners

Vialto Partners is a Global Mobility, Tax and Immigration practice, with operations across the globe. The company was formed following the sale of PwC’s Tax and Immigration arm to a private equity firm in 2021, and Vialto Partner’s Middle East office opened in November 2022. The team of lawyers and specialists at Vialto bring a wealth of corporate Immigration experience to the market, and their predominant focus is on helping companies across a range of industries, solve the unique challenges that come with global mobility.


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Venue Phone: +971 4 364 0111

Venue Website:

Building 3, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Gate Village, Building 3,

Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 364 0111

  • UAE Labour Law & Immigration Changes
     8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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