Bird & Bird

Employment Department

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What the team is known for

Established employment group possessing strong capabilities in restructuring and outsourcing. Well placed to handle cross-border restructuring mandates on behalf of global corporate clients, with experience in the defence of subsequent court proceedings brought by employees and trade unions. Advises on the drafting of flexible employment agreements. Acts for employers on individual dismissal procedures. Often works alongside the firm's offices in other jurisdictions on pan-European matters.


Clients praise the lawyers' flexible approach and say that they offer "good availability."

Work highlights

Assisted Teva with ongoing employment law issues on a pan-European basis. The firm advised on various topics including cross-border restructuring matters, outsourcing projects and the termination of several top executives' employment contracts.

Notable practitioners

Philip Hartman earns praise from clients for his "technical knowledge, excellent communication skills and quick reaction times." His expertise incorporates outsourcings, restructurings and executive-level terminations. Hartman acted for Thermo Fisher Scientific on several cross-border restructuring mandates.