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Chairman: John Sander

Executive Director: Jeroen Douwes

Number of partners worldwide: 500+

Number of lawyers worldwide: 1,750+

Number of offices worldwide: 170+

Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghai dialect), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Indian (Bengali and Hindi), Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, 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 5 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 (among others) 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’).


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 councils (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

■ Training programmes: executives, company, seminars, webinars, workshops

Enriched Client Services

Specialised Knowhow and Innovative Legal-Tech Solutions

L&E Global’s members are committed to offering clients the most comprehensive legal analysis capabilities and insight from around the world. From interactive micro-sites 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. L&E Global has long since recognised 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. Through these combined efforts, the network is spearheading cutting-edge legal technology solutions for today’s market and into the future.

International Work


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 were selected by an e-procurement platform enterprise to transform the client’s legal structure into a Societas Europaea. Countries involved: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Spain.

■ L&E GLOBAL, together with Clyde & Co UK, submitted an RfQ for a diversity and inclusion project for a publisher. All firms involved were subsequently instructed. The following countries were requested: UK, Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and India.

■ L&E GLOBAL’s member firms are acting for an American multinational investment firm: advice on global diversity and inclusion issues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, the UAE and the UK.

■ L&E GLOBAL’s member firms are assisting an American commercial real estate company that provides flexible shared workspaces for technology start-ups and services for other enterprises: the client requested advice on global diversity and inclusion. Jurisdictions involved are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and the UK.

■ L&E GLOBAL, together with Jackson Lewis (USA), was retained to conduct global employment law due diligence by an investment firm in an acquisition. The firms involved in the due diligence projects: the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, China, Canada, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Romania and our best friends in Bulgaria, Denmark, South Africa and Greece.

■ L&E GLOBAL secured a new client: a platform that helps companies through the process of hiring, onboarding and then providing contractors with HR services, leading to instructions in Brazil, Italy, India, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Bosnia and Denmark.



Allende & Brea - Buenos Aires


Harmers Workplace Lawyers - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane


KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Vienna


Van Olmen & Wynant - Brussels


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


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


Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos - Santiago


Zhong Lun Law Firm - nationwide, including Beijing and Shanghai


López & Asociados - Bogotá and Medellín


Havel & Partners - Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Pilsen, Olomouc and Ostrava


Sánchez y Salegna - Santo Domingo


Flichy Grangé Avocats - Paris


Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law - Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne


IndusLaw - Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad


Zambelli & Partners - Milan


Atsumi & Sakai - Tokyo


Kleyr | Grasso - Luxembourg City


De la Vega & Martínez Rojas - Mexico City


Palthe Oberman - Amsterdam


Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) - Oslo


Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - based in Lima, with 11 offices nationwide


Sobczyk & Partners Law Firm - Kraków, Warsaw


Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (MLGTS) - Lisbon, Porto, Funchal (Madeira)


Magda Volonciu & Associates - Bucharest, Constanţa


Clyde & Co Clasis - Singapore


Suárez de Vivero - Barcelona and Madrid


Cederquist - Stockholm


Humbert Heinzen Lerch - Zurich


Clyde & Co - London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford,...


Jackson Lewis - Offices in 60+ cities incl. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami,...

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