Finding solutions to issues occurring throughout the employment lifecycle

The correct handling of employment-related issues throughout the lifespan of the employment relationship is critical to the core business aims of attracting, managing, incentivising and retaining talent on the one hand and mitigating risk on the other.

We can help you solving the most challenging strategic, transactional and advisory problems across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

With our unique local and multi-jurisdictional expertise and our global presence and contacts, we can provide our clients with a coordinated solution wherever they operate.

Our team handles a wide range of employment issues including complex industrial relations, matters involving trade unions and work councils, complex transactions and restructurings, board-room matters and other strategic issues.

We routinely deploy novel, multi-disciplinary strategic analysis to achieve our client's objectives.

EMPLOYMENT NOTES - Find the latest developments in international employment legislation, regulation and litigation.

Recent Experience

A global energy client

Advising on numerous strategic and contentious advice including on negotiations with unions and issues linked to a ballot for industrial action

A number of leading global banks

Advising on the design and implementation of the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and post implementation issues

BAE Applied Intelligence

Advising on employment advice covering Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, UAE, UK and the US

An online international travel company

Advising on the employment aspects of a major acquisition including the retention of key employees, the implementation of redundancies in affected offices and day-to-day employment issues arising out of the post-acquisition integration. Our advice spanned jurisdictions across APAC and the UK 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Advising on a global privacy project across 16 jurisdictions and on a high profile whistle-blower proceeding. We regularly provide support on workplace privacy issues in light of local and international privacy obligations as well as advice on protecting confidential information


Advising one of the world's leading energy companies, on employment matters across the UK, Northern Europe, APAC, the US and Africa

Insights and updates

30th September 2022
On 28 September 2022, the Australian Labor Party introduced the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022...
14th December 2022
Inside IR is a podcast series that delves into the industrial relations landscape in Australia.
18th May 2022
In the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our national team ran a...
7th November 2022
For many years the labour hire industry has been in the cross-hairs of the labour...


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