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The ELA is proud to welcome our newest member firm: LOGOS  in Iceland!
Gorvinder Pannu

Gorvinder Pannu
United Arab Emirates Employment Lawyer


United Arab Emirates

"Gorvinder Pannu is highly regarded in the employment arena, with a practice that encompasses non-contentious employment advice as well as employment litigation. She typically acts for clients hailing from the energy and construction sectors, among others."

Clients say: "Gorvinder understands our business and therefore applies a level of commercial awareness to our issues which is greatly appreciated. Furthermore, she is able to offer various solutions, allowing us to choose the best possible one."  "Gorvinder's dedication to her work is excellent. She is there even for the smallest of enquiries."  Chambers Global 2024

Gorvinder Pannu is a Partner in our Middle East employment practice. She is an experienced employment lawyer with more than 25 years of practice, including 18 years in the Middle East. She was awarded the Employment Lawyer of the Year Award by LexisNexis Women In Law Awards 2023.

Gorvinder specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment matters in the UAE as well as in Oman, and Saudi Arabia. She has also advised on employment issues relating to employment in Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon.

Gorvinder regularly advises multinational companies, blue chip companies and local companies across all sectors, in particular oil and gas, power and water, transportation, telecoms, education, and financial institutions, and delivers training sessions and workshops to clients on various employment topics. Gorvinder has particular expertise on union legislation and industrial action.

Gorvinder's experience includes:

  • advising on the employment implications of organisational change, mergers and acquisitions
  • drafting and advising on senior executive appointments and related documents, non-disclosure agreements, secondments, consultancy arrangements and provision of services agreements in relation to manpower supply
  • advising on incentive schemes
  • advising on issues relating to grievances (including conducting investigations into inappropriate workplace behaviour allegations), disciplinary matters and termination of employment
  • advising on breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation obligations
  • settlement negotiations and drafting settlement agreements.