Practice

Employment

Your people are your greatest asset. However, managing employees in today's global market can be complex. It requires a deep knowledge of developing local and national laws, as well as, in many cases, an appreciation for multinational legal and cultural considerations.

Representative experience

Advising a global bank in relation to one of the largest asset management contracts in history.

Advising on Dell's US$67bn EMEA-wide merger with EMC, the largest technology matter in history.

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 PayPal on its day-to-day employment issues globally.

Advising a major international banking group on its pay equity project, which involves reviewing and benchmarking the pay of their 250,000 international employees.

Negotiating with a union on behalf of Coca-Cola Femsa regarding the closure of distribution facilities, and providing advice regarding the restructure of distribution in Mexico.

Successfully defended Toyota Manufacturing against a carpel tunnel claim appeal in the Supreme Court which unanimously overturned the Sixth Circuit and clarified the reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Acting as principal employment law adviser to an international oil company for 30+ years. Advising on a range of employment law issues, from the standard to the more esoteric.

Advising a global insurance broker in relation to employment implications arising from a regulatory investigation.

Advising a global consumer products business on the highly sensitive and confidential terminations of the CEO and Group Director.

Advising a German medical devices company on implementing a new global employment and governance structure across 40 jurisdictions.

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