Gloria Estolano

Gloria Estolano

Strategic Partner – Employment Law Specialist at Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy | UAE

Gloria has recently joined Mahmood Hussain Advocates and Legal Consultancy as
its Employment Specialist, bringing on board over 20 years of experience as a
practicing lawyer and legal trainer.
Gloria has specialized herself in advising private and corporate clients on
employment law issues and UAE Labor Law.
She has the ability to develop and provide bespoke trainings on UAE Labor Law and
Employment issues, for corporate and commercial clients.
She also provides practical legal advice to expatriate employees throughout entire
employment life cycle. This includes reviewing pre-employment offers, drafting
employment contracts, advising on termination issues, restrictive covenants and
providing exit strategy advice and counsel on any other employment issues.
Gloria helps in-house counsels and HR Managers regarding HR Management
Consultancy issues including drafting/reviewing HR handbooks and company
policy and procedures for legal compliance.
During her career, she has also managed the HR/Administration Department of
EPC Oil and Gas Company, in Qatar, looking after approximately 2100 employees
and reporting directly to the Executive General Manager.
She has also worked for two leading law firms in Dubai, as an Employment Lawyer,
advising over 100 clients on all employment legal matters; but also on earning,
compensation and benefits schemes plans and succession plans vis-à-vis
organizational development. She also co-authored the UAE Labor Law Guide.
Prior to moving to the Middle East, Gloria was a Civil Rights Lawyer at the US
Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights-SF, CA and an attorney at the US
Department of Justice – US
Attorney’s
Office
– SF, CA.