Shiraz Sethi is the Middle East Managing Partner of DWF. Shiraz's practice covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. From a non-contentious perspective, he regularly advises on offer letters, employment, consultancy and secondment contracts; provides advice on immigration and visa requirements; medicals and certification of documents; and frequently reviews employee handbooks and company policies to ensure they are updated and in accordance with the local legislation.
Shiraz also has extensive experience advising on terminations and the visa cancellation process, and specialises in running complex disciplinary procedures from commencement through to completion.
Shiraz also works closely with local counsel filing claims with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and is a frequent user of the DIFC Courts Small Claims Tribunal and the DIFC Court of First Instance.
Shiraz is highly rated for his contentious and non-contentious employment work and advises multinationals and local companies on all aspects of UAE Labour Law and DIFC Employment Law issues. He is recognised as “one to watch” by Chambers and Partners.