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A company’s workforce is its most important asset. Managing employees in today's global market is complex, requiring deep knowledge of developing national and local laws as well as, in many cases, multinational legal requirements and cultural factors.

Our top-ranked global team advises and guides clients like you on all types of employment challenges and opportunities, wherever in the world they occur. It's about more than just knowing the law. It's about knowing your business and people. Understanding the business sensitivities that surround each matter. Foreseeing and averting complications. Helping clients make informed decisions that minimize workforce risk. And finding solutions that work.

While litigation of disputes is generally a solution of last resort, our record of success in court and arbitration is unmatched. We have deep experience with the practicalities — not just the legalities. That's why, according to Chambers and Partners, our "combination of technical expertise and interpersonal skills ... builds trust and confidence."

We talk with clients every day in clear and straightforward terms about complicated employment-related issues. Helping to develop and implement best practices in the workplace. Advising and defending companies in litigation or arbitration. Negotiating with unions or works councils. Dealing with executive compensation arrangements. And arranging orderly separations.

We protect your company and ensure that you have, and properly implement, the best workplace policies. Whether you are facing issues in one country or 20, we're here to help.

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LimeGreen Employment

A look at the key legal issues arising from the employment relationship and how these may differ from country to country.

Representative experience

Advising a major international banking group on the employment aspects of regulatory investigations into LIBOR.

Advising 3M on the employment aspects of its US$1bn acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore International, Inc.

Advising Trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan on the transfer of over 4,000 employees in more than 30 jurisdictions into a new employing entity.

Advising Credit Agrigole Cheuvreux North America, Inc. on a high-value claim brought by an employee.

Acting as the go-to employment advisors for TelecityGroup International and its subsidiary TelecityGroup UK.

Acting as principal legal advisor to eBay in the UK, including coordinating the implementation of multijurisdictional projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Acting as principal employment law adviser to an international oil company for 20+ years. Advising on issues ranging from standard employment law issues to the more esoteric.

Advising TH Real Estate on its creation through a joint venture, affecting 300 employees across nine jurisdictions.


Employment Law Team of the Year

African Legal Awards


Employment, Pensions, and Benefits Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards

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