Global disputes are becoming more frequent and complex as corporations and financial institutions continue to enter new markets against a backdrop of tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher accountability standards, and intense competition. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. All of this creates higher costs and greater liability, requiring that disputes be avoided whenever possible, and resolved efficiently when they arise.

We help clients through the lifecycle of transactions and product development to minimize exposure to risk and avoid disputes. When disputes arise, we guide clients through pre-contentious negotiations and help them choose the best dispute resolution option. We provide expert advice at every step of the process, including litigation, international arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

We understand the legal and regulatory environment, language, culture, and way of doing business wherever our clients operate. We also have extensive industry expertise, particularly in the international trade, oil and gas, construction, mining, TMT, cybersecurity, consumer products and retail, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors.

  • How We Can Help

  • 1. Business Change & Restructuring

  • 2. Day to Day HR Management

  • 3. Employment Litigation

  • 4. Global Equity Services

  • 5. Global Immigration & Mobility

Business Change & Restructuring

Addressing people issues is critical to successfully implementing any type of business change, whether it's an acquisition, disposal, spinoff, post-transaction integration, restructuring, outsourcing or reduction in force. We partner with domestic and multinational employers to drive business change projects to successful conclusions by combining strategic advice with practical day-to-day management guidance.

We advise clients on all employment and HR issues that arise in single-country and cross-border business change and restructuring projects, including:

  • 1. Assessing HR implications early to develop strategy and implementation plans

  • 2. Creating employee transfer mechanisms by various methods including automatic transfers and terminations/re-hires

  • 3. Developing strategies to increase employee engagement

  • 4. Hands-on support of notice and consultation requirements

  • 5. Analyzing data privacy obligations

  • 6. Designing, planning and implementing employee benefit transfers

  • 7. Advising and managing immigration requirements

  • 8. Drafting and implementing restrictive covenants

Day to Day HR Management

  • Although having an international workforce can make a company more competitive, it can also lead to compliance breaches if workers are not adequately trained and managed. To avoid these pitfalls, we help clients navigate through a multitude of challenges, from compliance with local regulations and day-to-day HR services to resolving cross-border issues that impact a company's workforce in a way both manages risk and drives efficiency. Our services include:

  • 1. Hiring options and getting started in new jurisdictions

  • 2. Recruitment options and flexible work arrangements

  • 3. Compliant workplace policies and procedures

  • 4. Disciplinary proceedings and grievances

  • 5. Performance and absence management

  • 6. Notice and severance obligations

  • 7. Individual and collective dismissals

  • 8. Maternity and family-friendly rights

  • 9. Discrimination and diversity policies

  • 10.Reductions in force and redundancies

Employment Litigation

  • When it comes to disputes, we do all we can to help multinational and domestic employers avoid litigation. When this is not possible, however, we guide employers through all aspects of the litigation process. Our lawyers are experienced, successful litigators who represent clients in individual and collective actions, arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. We work with clients to set the strategy from the outset and manage cases proactively while applying our global expertise to cross-border cases.

Global Equity Services

  • As leaders in the field, we design, implement and maintain global equity-based compensation plans for multinational issuers that maximize tax benefits while satisfying local securities, labor, exchange controls and data privacy laws in applicable jurisdictions. Our expertise includes drafting plan and grants documents, advising on the benefits of adopting locally qualified plans, preparing country-specific tax and securities filings, tailoring employee communications, and providing overall project management.

  • Our lawyers also advise clients on the global ramifications of re-pricing options and the impact of mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs of global equity plans. We work with brokers and dealers that service stock option and stock purchase plans to determine whether they are subject to registration regulations, and advise financial services institutions on the implications of expanding their institutional funds and broker/dealer activities globally.

Global Immigration & Mobility

  • Moving employees across borders quickly and within budget is a formidable task considering the immigration and visa requirements, tax and social security implications, data privacy mandates, employment rules, stock benefits and compensation issues, and FCPA restrictions. But having the ability to mobilize talent is essential to the success of today's global businesses.

  • With immigration and mobility lawyers across the world's major business centers, we've been helping leading companies in the financial services, technology, defense, manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality industries get their people where they need. In an environment of greater immigration law enforcement and stiffer penalties, we design, implement and manage global mobility programs that address all of the legal and administrative issues and help clients avoid the pitfalls of international personnel transfers.

  • We also advise multinational employers on related tax, social security, employee benefits and compensation issues, as well as local employment law compliance. Our coordinated approach to international transfers helps ensure the enforceability of our clients' executive agreements and policies while incorporating tax planning and reporting requirements.


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