We are known for our in-depth understanding and experience of international and cross-border employment and partnership matters. Over 80% of our recent employer matters have a cross-border or international element.
We represent many multinational businesses with UK operations, particularly US and German businesses. We advise senior executives, expatriates and founders with cross-border issues and disputes. We also act for US and other international law firms (and their partners) on cross-border partnership and employment issues.
We are a founding member of international employment law alliance, Innangard.
Relevant languages spoken within our lawyer team include French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.
- Anna Birtwistle provides UK employment law advice to, and co-ordinates legal advice across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa for a global outsourcing HR and benefits provider.
- Anna Birtwistle advised a global luxury brand on setting up operations in the UK and provide day-to-day HR and employment law assistance to the client.
- David Fisher assisted a US law firm whose US based client was considering the purchase in a pre-pack arrangement of a business in the UK which was in administration involving complex TUPE issues.
- Advised a financial services client headquartered in Germany in relation to a complex whistleblowing claim, which included an application for interim relief by a German employee based between the UK and Germany.
- Clare Murray and Anna Birtwistle advised a US law firm on the performance management of a group of UK partners, with a view to minimising potential claims.
- Clare Murray advised a US law firm on the investigation and resolution of sex discrimination allegations against certain key UK partners.
- Esther Martin advised a partner in the Paris office of a global firm (with an English law LLP Agreement) on his proposed expulsion from the firm.
- Esther Martin and Clare Murray advised a US attorney partner working in London for a leading US law firm, who was being threatened with expulsion for behavioural and performance reasons.