Our employment law team includes specialist international employment lawyers, experienced with multi-jurisdictional employment law issues. By collaborating with a global network of our preferred law firms, we are able to provide our clients with international employment law advice.

The international employment lawyers we work with are from independent, similarly minded firms. Our clients want consistently high levels of service, which we ensure through carefully monitoring all of the work that we refer to these firms, so we are confident that our clients will always be in good hands. Furthermore, our clients can expect a seamless service across numerous jurisdictions, keeping us as their main point of contact.

Our project management service provides our clients with simple, pragmatic advice from beginning to end. Through this service, our international employment lawyers can collect and present advice from all jurisdictions consistently. For more information on our international employment law experience, please see our employment law experience page.

Areas of focus

  • Co-ordination and provision of employment due diligence reports across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Employment advice to international employers in setting up businesses in the UK.
  • Co-ordination of advice on restructuring and changing terms and conditions across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Setting up European Works Councils and other employee fora.
  • Co-ordinating employment (TUPE) and immigration advice in relation to outsourcing overseas.
  • Advising on the implementation of global policies for international companies.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work in this area, the examples below have been anonymised.

Co-ordinating employment advice to Thomson Reuters across 19 jurisdictions for an IT outsourcing, including advising on the potential application of TUPE/ARD.

Advising on a major FM outsourcing project for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office across European embassies and missions, involving co-ordinating legal advice on commercial issues, employment, pensions, tax and real estate across 12 European jurisdictions.

Advising a global US business with annual revenues of US $2.6 billion on a major HR/employment project relating to the implementation of psychometric assessment for recruiting and promotion purposes, involving co-ordinating advice from 23 jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and South America.

Advising a FTSE 100 company on international ERP outsourcing to CSC and Oracle, covering 14 sites across the UK, France and the USA.

Advising WEX Europe on the HR and employment issues arising following the acquisition of a fuel services and credit card company across nine European jurisdictions.

Co-ordinating Indian immigration and employment advice on setting up a IT data centre in India for a major UK retailer.

Advising on setting up a European Works Council for a FTSE 100 Company.

Meet the team
Headshot of Chris Seaton

Chris Seaton Senior Partner

  • Senior Partner
  • Employment
  • Partnerships
Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
Roger Bull

Roger Bull Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner 
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
Headshot of Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Headshot of Katie Russell

Katie Russell Partner

  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Sport

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