What the team is known for
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a highly regarded employment and employee benefits practice possessing a strong presence in the UK, Europe and Japan. The firm offers:
• Familiarity acting for clients on the employment aspects of cross-border transactions, as well as providing ongoing advice regarding bonus plans, terminations and a variety of other HR legal queries.
• Excellent capability in contentious employment matters, including litigation, boardroom disputes and industrial relations.
• Considerable experience in whistle-blowing cases, including for the finance industry.
• Growing strength in new employment contract areas such as the gig economy and zero-hours contracts. Also assists with employee data protection.
One client reports: "We rely on their expertise in different countries," adding: "The support from the labour law department was excellent; they were really committed, really quick and effective. They normally find the most practical and useful solution for each case."
Another client appreciates that "they have expertise across multiple jurisdictions and constantly deliver a fantastic work product."
Key contacts for the firm include Hamburg-based Boris Dzida and Brussels-based Jean-François Gerard.