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+968 2495 0705

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Addleshaw Goddard
Milton Gate
60 Chiswell Street

Office Locations

Manchester, London, Leeds

Firm Phone Number

+44 0 20 7606 8855

Firm Fax Number

+44 0 20 7606 4390

Personal Background

Gorvinder is an English-qualified senior employment lawyer in Addleshaw Goddard's Middle East offices, with relevant experience in contentious and non contentious employment matters both in the UK and since 2006, in the GCC.

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

In the 2015 Chambers Global guide to the legal profession, Gorvinder was recognised for her "excellent employment and HR practice" [and being] "knowledgeable, precise and responsive in her approach." 

Her experience includes:

  • Advising on the employment implications of organisational change, mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting and advising on senior executive contracts of employment, non-disclosure agreements, secondments, consultancy arrangements and provision of services agreements
  • Drafting HR policies and employee handbooks, and advising on terms and conditions of employment, including leave entitlements, working hours, pay and related issues
  • Advising on issues relating to grievances, disciplinary matters and termination of employment, conducting settlement negotiations, and drafting settlement agreements
  • Advising clients on union issues and illegal industrial action during Oman's 2011 Arab Spring and subsequently, and drafting terms of reference between employers and unions, union constitutions, and collective agreements
  • Advising on the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses
  • Conducting litigation in respect of a full range of employment disputes at mediation and before the local courts (all three tiers)
  • Advising and assisting clients facing prosecution for employment visa violations and breaches of employment laws

Firm Background

Addleshaw Goddard is a leading UK law firm with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Muscat and Singapore.

Built on a culture that is forward looking, commercial and straightforward, working with us is great fun. We field quality professionals where and when needed for a wide range of clients including FTSE 350 and comparable organisations, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals.

Our lawyers are leaders across a broad range of practice areas including banking and finance, commercial litigation, competition, construction, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and insolvency, defamation, employment, IP, IT, pensions, PFI and projects, private client, private equity, real estate, sport and tax.

Employment Group

Addleshaw Goddard's Employment Group has a nationally and internationally acknowledged reputation. 

Comprising around 40 lawyers, including 8 partners, the Group provides a complete service dealing with all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment to retirement, including cross border human resources and immigration issues. In fact. the firm has provided immigration advice to a diverse range of corporate clients for almost 20 years.  

The main focus of our work is dealing with the strategically important issues - highly complex issues, those which can seriously impact on your business, as well as those which have a high value or can affect your reputation or strategy, specifically:

  • High value litigation/claims
  • Boardroom disputes and appointments
  • Outsourcings, transaction support and TUPE issues
  • Reorganisations and redundancy exercises
  • Industrial relations issues
  • Discrimination issues

Firm Practice Areas

Commercial, Employment, Corporate, Litigation, Finance & Projects, Private Client, Real Estate

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