With a global footprint, we can service your labor and employment advice needs wherever your operations may be, and whatever your line of business. Our practice group lawyers can help you to steer a safe course through the issues, from the smallest day-to-day local queries to the largest international restructurings, negotiations and disputes.
The Labor & Employment Group is one of the largest global labor and employment practices in the world with lawyers located in offices throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, the US and Latin America. We operate as a cohesive whole, mirroring the “one-firm firm” approach of our firm as we aim to support our clients across as many jurisdictions as they need, applying a consistent quality management regime and procuring the highest levels of coordination.
Why choose us
Astute and authoritative lawyers
Many of our labor and employment lawyers (and also those in the wider service team) are recognized leaders in this field. We put particular emphasis on training to be technical experts, including cross-border training. Many are leading commentators on labor and employment developments in their respective countries’ news and media.
Personalized client service
You can rely on a premium level of service, with lawyers available around the clock, seven days a week. Our offices have innovative tools and initiatives, and provide training, seminars, labor and employment updates and networking events. In some offices, we have an HR consultancy, HR Plus, which can work alongside our lawyers to support your business.
Seamless Cross-Border Service
Our ability to deliver a “one-stop-shop” service is founded on the connectivity and interaction between our labor and employment lawyers. We specialize and excel in project managing and running cross-border assignments and cases.
We have significant experience advising and representing clients of all sizes and in all sectors, from start-up businesses to multinationals with diverse operating divisions across the world. We cover the full range of labor and employment issues. These include:
- Employment documentation (contracts and policies) and recruitment issues
- Changing terms and conditions, incentive plans
- Restructuring, reductions in force, outsourcing
- Employment aspects of acquisitions and sales of companies and businesses
- Discrimination: prevention and litigation
- Works councils and trade unions
- Employee severance
- All employment litigation (unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims)
- Restrictive covenants, confidentiality, breach of fiduciary duty
- Business immigration