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International and Cross-Border Support

International and Cross-Border Support

Many businesses need a consistent approach to international human resource policies across countries, yet employment law regulation is still predominantly national. The challenge is to balance a common approach with a recognition of legal and cultural variations between countries.

Employers operating internationally are often faced with a bewildering variety of employment contracts, different language requirements, a range of duties to consult with national and European works councils and varying levels of employment protection for employees, for example, against dismissal or discrimination. As a result, moving staff between countries, planning international restructuring and managing a global workforce often requires expert employment law advice to be successful.

All our employment lawyers have substantial experience with multi-jurisdictional employment law issues.  By collaborating with a network of our preferred law firms in Europe and many other jurisdictions across the globe, we are able to provide our clients with employment law advice in most major jurisdictions.

The 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, we collect and present advice from all jurisdictions consistently.  We offer an integrated and coordinated service delivery with one central point of contact responsible for managing the relationship

We work with our corporate clients on:

  • Co-ordination and provision of employment due diligence reports across multiple jurisdictions;
  • Co-ordination of employment advice to UK employers concerning their staff engaged in other jurisdictions;
  • Co-ordination of advice on restructuring and changing terms and conditions across multiple jurisdictions;
  • Co-ordinating employment advice in relation to outsourcing overseas;
  • Advising on the implementation of global policies for international companies;
  • advising on and project managing global changes to terms and conditions;
  • dealing with business transfers across Europe;
  • advising on employment aspects of international workforce restructuring including redundancies, terminations and labour relations.

Please contact Emmanuelle Ries or Edzard Clifton-Dey for further information

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