Bird & Bird

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Advises on restructuring and outsourcing mandates. Handles individual and collective termination mandates for global corporate clients, including dismissal procedures for high-level executives. Additionally acts on employee incentive schemes, severance packages and co-determination mandates. Often works alongside the firm's offices in other jurisdictions on pan-European matters.

Strengths Clients regard lawyers in the department as "very skilled people with a friendly approach."

"The lawyers are quick to respond and have a wealth of expertise," another client states, also reporting that "the team has a good insight into our risks and business."

Work highlights Represented Philip Morris against former employees and the trade union in multiple claims for additional severance pay.

Notable practitioners

Philip Hartman "is an expert at analysing complex issues" according to a client, who also says that "his advice is clear and his drafting meticulous." He assists with restructuring mandates, the labour law aspects of transactions and contentious matters.