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L&E GLOBAL

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Chairman: John Sander
Executive Director: Jeroen Douwes
Number of partners worldwide: 500+
Number of lawyers worldwide: 1,720+
Number of offices worldwide: 150+
Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai dialect), Dutch, French, German, Indian (Bengali and Hindi), Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Network Overview:
Service And Quality Are Everything At L&E Global:
L&E Global is the worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services. Spanning 6 continents, L&E Global’s member firms are ideally situated to provide clients with pragmatic, commercial advice necessary to achieve their objectives, wherever they operate. L&E Global’s members work closely with corporate, legal, human resources departments and corporate executives across a variety of sectors and industries to address the strategic and tactical issues that arise in the workplace. Over the years, L&E Global has received accolades from esteemed legal industry insiders, including Chambers Global (‘The Elite’ in Global-Wide Employment Law Networks), The Lawyer European Awards (‘Global Network of the Year’) and The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report (Commended as a ‘Legal Industry Pioneer’ - Commended for ‘Innovation in International Strategy’ - Commended as an ‘Innovator in Growth and Business Development’), among others.

Expertise:
Global Presence, Local Perspective:
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work. Employment and pension law is comprehensive, but also complex and at times even contradictory. Alliance contacts with employment law specialists in 80+ countries worldwide help clients navigate the maze of legal regulations and labour law issues affecting businesses across the globe, namely:
■ Assessing workplace compliance challenges
■ Collective redundancies
■ Works council – co-determination and consultation
■ Cross-border trade union actions
■ Transfer of undertakings
■ Data protection
■ Employee codes of conduct, policies, and work rules
■ Pensions and other employee benefits
■ Minimising and defending claims of discrimination
■ Global mobility/immigration
■ Trainings programs
■ Executives, company, seminars, webinars, workshops

Enriched Client Services:
Specialised, Client-Focused Knowhow On A Global Scale:
L&E Global’s members are committed to offering clients the most comprehensive legal analysis capabilities and insight from around the world. From interactive microsites, to webinars, seminars and global handbooks, L&E Global offers clients a customised selection of knowhow services to benefit their businesses, specifically designed to help employers stay up-to-date on the trending legal issues that could impact the workplace.

Innovative Legal Technology Solutions:
L&E Global has long since recognised that the world is changing, and that innovation is key to every business, including the legal industry. L&E Global, together with its member firms, launched a range of resources, projects and working-groups dedicated to the research and development of legal technology tools aimed at increasing and streamlining efficiency and improving client services. L&E Global is also a member of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA), an independent think tank for legal technology and innovation. Through its combined efforts, the network is spearheading cutting-edge legal technology solutions for today’s market and into the future.

Clients:
In a world where law firms’ quality of service and fees are under constant pressure, L&E Global’s member firms have successfully deepened and diversified their existing practices in order to provide comprehensive employment law services to clients ranging from large, multinational corporations to entrepreneurial and emerging companies seeking to enter international markets.

In order to better meet the needs of its clients and to reflect the reality of their business, the network has bundled its expertise into several key sectors:
■ Technology, Media & Communications
■ Financial Services
■ Manufacturing
■ Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
■ Consumer Products
■ Retail
■ Energy
■ Automotive

Select Client Engagements:
■L&E Global’s member firms assisted 40 major (publicly listed) financial institutions with restructurings, negotiations on reconciliation of interests and social plans, and on CRD IV-regulation matters
■L&E Global’s member firms are participating in a global pay equity survey of 40 countries for several US clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and financial sectors
■L&E Global’s member firms advised a London-listed financial services business as to the design, development, and implementation of its employee data strategy, to comply with the introduction of GDPR across 18 countries, in which it is situated
■L&E Global’s member firms acted for a global commodities house on an extensive restructuring exercise, involving coordinating advice on redundancy processes in 20 countries spanning Europe, APAC, and South America, including local collective consultation obligations
■L&E Global’s member firms advised a leading multinational head-hunter and management consultancy firm on all legal matters relating to diversity monitoring, in 18 countries across the globe
■Representing a large insurer, L&E Global’s member firms successfully developed a strategy for implementing and executing a change to terms and conditions impacting 500+ employees, including advising on collective consultation, and the related closure of a final salary pension scheme and move to a defined contribution/money purchase scheme
■L&E Global firms in Europe and North America have assisted US clients in the audio products, laboratory equipment shipping, bicycle manufacturing and hockey equipment businesses in drafting new employment contracts, handbooks and codes of conduct

ARGENTINA:
Allende & Brea - Buenos Aires

AUSTRALIA:
Harmers Workplace Lawyers - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

BELGIUM:
Van Olmen & Wynant - Brussels

BRAZIL:
TozziniFreire Advogados - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Campinas, Porto Alegre

CANADA:
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti - Toronto, Ontario, London, Hamilton

CHILE:
Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Santiago

CHINA:
Zhong Lun Law Firm - Nationwide including Beijing, Shanghai

COLOMBIA:
López & Asociados - Bogotá and Medellín

FRANCE:
Flichy Grangé Avocats - Paris

GERMANY:
Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law - Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Munich

INDIA:
IndusLaw - Bangalore, Mumbai, New Dehli

ITALY:
LABLAW Studio Legale - Milan, Naples, Bari, Genoa, Padua, Pescara and Rome

JAPAN:
Atsumi & Sakai – Tokyo

LUXEMBOURG:
Kleyr| Grasso - Luxembourg City

MEXICO:
De la Vega & Ma rtínez Ro jas, S.C. - Mexico City

THE NETHERLANDS:
Pal the Oberman - Amsterdam

NORWAY:
Storeng, Beck & Due Lund ANS (SBDL) - Oslo

POLAND:
A. Sobczyk & Wspólpracownicy - Kraków, Warsaw

PORTUGAL:
Morais Leitão, Galv ão Tele s, Soares da Silva & Associados - Lisbon, Porto, Funchal (Madeira)

ROMANIA:
Magda Volonci u & Asociatii - Bucharest, Constanţa

SPAIN:
Suárez de Vivero - Barcelona and Madrid

SWEDEN:
Cederquist - Stockholm

SWITZERLAND:
Humbert Heinzen Lerch - Zurich

UNITED KINGDOM:
Clyde & Co - London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford

USA:
Jackson Lewis PC - Offices in 60+ cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angelese, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami