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Advising in relation to numerous changes to personnel and their terms and conditions of employment in Europe as a result of the recent oil price decline. This has included advising on a contentious restructuring including redundancies and changes to the terms and conditions of the employees of their contractor

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BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)

Advising in relation to bargaining for a new enterprise agreement with the mining union and two other trade unions, involving approximately 3,000 mineworkers employed at seven BMA coal mines 

Compass Group

Advising in connection with two dispute notifications bought under enterprise agreements applying to several hundred employees who were made redundant in NSW and Victoria. The disputes gave rise to test cases on the application of key legal principles about the obligation to make redundancy payments at the end of customer contracts

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Advising in relation to the CFMEU campaign of disruption at Grocon’s construction sites in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in pursuit of claims for access to sites and the engagement of union shop stewards

Laing O’Rourke

Advising in a successful resistance of the implementation of a 20/10 roster. This was one of the most significant union claims on major construction projects in recent years


Advising on the closure of a French site including advising on industrial relations strategy and negotiations with the employee representatives


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Regional Head of Practice (EMEA) - Employment Pensions and Incentives, Paris

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