M&A in the Middle East and North Africa: Key Issues for Employers

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Program Description

When two companies merge -- or when one company acquires another – numerous labor and employment law issues are triggered. This webinar will provide an overview of the key issues facing employers in the Middle East and North Africa following a cross-border merger or asset acquisition. Our speakers, who hail from throughout this region, will provide practical insight on: 

  • Conducting the necessary due diligence to identify critical labor and employment law issues
  • Stock vs. asset purchase – how this affects local labor and employment laws
  • Legal issues impacting the buyer and seller when the transaction results in redundancies or employee transfers
  • The rights and obligations triggered when a trade union represents employees affected by the transaction
  • How local immigration law impacts the merger or acquisition


  • Sonal Sejpal, Moderator, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Pnina Broder, Naschitz Brandes, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Thomas Donovan, Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Emma Higham, Clyde & Co., Doha, Qatar
  • Sara Khoja, Clyde & Co., Dubai, UAE
  • Abdulla Luqman, Luqman Legal, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen
  • Mohamed Oulkhouir, CW Associes, Tangiers and Casablanca, Morocco