L&E Global expands in North America

Prominent Canadian Labor and Employment Law Practitioners Are the 10th Firm to Join Alliance

Filion Wakely Thorup AngelettiBrussels (September 15, 2011) – Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti, recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding labor and employment law firms, has joined forces with L&E Global, the international alliance providing counsel to employers on employment, labor, workplace privacy, employee benefits and immigration law.

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti will join nine leading employment law specialty firms from Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region that have formed an alliance to provide attentive, efficient, and cost-effective legal counsel to clients operating in what has increasingly become a multi-jurisdictional legal arena. Founded in 2010, L&E Global has grown exponentially, adding four prominent member firms in the past six months alone. Member firms also include Flichy Grangé Avocats (France), Jackson Lewis (U.S), LABLAW — Studio Legale (Italy), Palthe Oberman (the Netherlands), Pusch Wahlig Legal (Germany), Bufete Suárez de Vivero, S.L (Spain), Van Olmen & Wynant (Brussels), A. Sobczyk & Współpracownicy (Poland) and Swarbrick Beck Mackinnon (New Zealand).

“Joining forces with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP greatly strengthens our alliance in North America and beyond,” said Stephan C. Swinkels, the Executive Director of L&E Global. “With this addition, we are expanding our footprint on the North American continent and will increase our ability to provide cross-border employment law services“.

Roy C. Filion, the firm’s Senior Partner, added: “We are excited about this new venture and welcome the opportunity to offer our valued clients a truly global presence. The alliance partners are a perfect fit with our firm and will greatly enhance our ability to better serve our clients.”

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP has had a distinguished history in Canada. Originally founded as Winkler Filion & Wakely in 1982 the firm evolved to its present complement of 34 lawyers specializing in management side labor and employment law. One of the firm’s founding partners, Warren Winkler, became an Ontario Superior Court Judge in 1993 and was appointed in 2007 as Chief Justice of Ontario. The firm’s
lawyers advise public and private sector employers on their rights under labor relations, employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, workers’ compensation, pension, benefits, pay equity legislation and the common law.