SERVICE AND QUALITY ARE THE LEITMOTIFS OF EVERYTHING WE DO AT L&E GLOBAL

L&E Global is the worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services.

Spanning 6 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.

When you engage one of our member firms, you will work with a responsible partner who will bring together an international team with the appropriate expertise, coordinate all labour & employment services and communicate regularly with you to ensure that your needs are being met and that you are satisfied with our services, as part of L&E Global’s systematic quality plan that we call ‘QualityWorkx©’.

One source said: “The network’s experience, quality and cost effectiveness have been very good and I’d be happy to use them again.” Another added: “It’s a big advantage to have international contacts.”

- Chambers Global

Why L&E Global?

“Excellent level of expertise’ that is particularly sought after for ‘highly technical issues in employment and social security law’. Its lawyers, who are ‘available, very responsive and have great listening skills.”

- Legal 500 EMEA 2018

MISSION

IN OUR EVER-EVOLVING QUEST TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO OUR CLIENTS, WE HAVE ADOPTED THREE CORE PRINCIPLES:

  1. EFFICIENT HANDLING OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT MATTERS –

    This requires the operation of seamless cross-border teams, who are able to function as a single, unified entity. We believe that L&E Global is truly defining a new standard in global law firm alliances.

  2. QUALITY CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY –
    Our clients tell us that in multi-jurisdictional matters and comparative studies, they benefit not only from our extensive international footprint, but also from our high degree of partner involvement, which ensures the continuity, reliability and efficiency of our services. Our experience taught us that there are a number of components required for the delivery of a seamless service:

    • Dedicated, appropriately staffed client team
    • Single point of contact
    • Simplified billing arrangements
    • Efficient cross-border advice and counsel
  3. FLEXIBLE FEE ARRANGEMENTS –
    With L&E Global firms, clients receive high value services at competitive rates, from dedicated lawyers who work side-by-side with them to establish long-term business relationships. Our members also have experience working with alternative pricing arrangements such as blended rates, fixed fees, capped fees, success fees and more, and they are prepared to work with you to reach an agreement that best suits your needs and your budget.

“Strong experience advising international companies.”

- The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

OUR EXPERTISE

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.

Our contacts with employment lawyers in 80+ countries worldwide help clients navigate the maze of employment regulations, contractual agreements and other legal requirements employers have to contend with in their business. In addition, we help our clients become more efficient by assisting in the business decision process and pointing out ways of implementing decisions as early and as cost-effectively as possible. Our lawyers discuss the risks, opportunities and alternatives available to clients. Our employment law specialists counsel clients on labour law issues affecting businesses across the globe, including:

  • Assessing workplace compliance challenges
  • Works council – co-determination and consultation
  • Cross-border trade union actions
  • Collective redundancies
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Data protection
  • Employee codes of conduct, policies, and work rules
  • Minimising and defending claims of discrimination
  • Pensions and other employee benefits
  • Global mobility / immigration
  • Trainings programs – Executives, Company, Seminars, Webinars, Workshops

“Exceptional value on content and guidance for all employment law topics and timely responses.”

- Chambers Europe 2018

OUR CLIENTS

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 our clients and to reflect the reality of their business, we have bundled our expertise into several key sectors:

  • Technology, Media & Communications
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals & Lifesciences
  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Energy
  • Automotive

Milestones

2018

  • L&E Global launches International Webinar Series covering the latest employment law topics important to our multinational clients

2018

  • L&E Global rolls-out the Opening Up Shop e-compendium and interactive microsite featuring 25 countries

2018

  • L&E Global strengthens Latin American foothold with renowned Chilean firm, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

2018

  • One of Argentina’s most prestigious law firms, Allende & Brea, joins L&E Global

2017

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2018 in Montreal, Canada

2018

  • L&E Global awarded “Elite” status among the global-wide employment law networks in Chambers Global 2018

2018

  • L&E Global unveils interactive microsite for Global Handbook on Employees vs. Independent Contractors showcasing analyses from 32 key jurisdictions worldwide

2017

  • L&E Global forms dedicated Legal Tech Working Group to research and develop cutting-edge legal technology tools to improve client services

2017

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal

2017

2017

  • L&E Global is ranked as a Band 1 Leading Law Firm Network for Employment Law by Chambers Global 2017

2017

  • L&E Global Sponsors the 2017 European Excellence Awards in Human Resources

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

2016

  • L&E Global comes full-circle with Affiliated Member KLEYR | GRASSO in Luxembourg

2016

  • L&E Global Sponsors 2016 ACC Europe Annual Conference

2016

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico

2016

  • L&E Global maintains Band 1 Ranking in Chambers Global 2016

2016

2016

2016

  • L&E Global Shortlisted for 4 Major Categories in the 2016 MPF Awards for Management Excellence

2016

2016

  • Together with Zhong Lun Law Firm (L&E Global China) and China Going Global (CGC), L&E Global organised an international summit in Shanghai and Beijing from 11-15 January 2016

2015

2015

  • L&E Global Expands to India with Affiliated Member IndusLaw

2015

  • L&E Global and Clyde & Co. host a joint seminar on Works Councils and Collective Representation Across Europe in London, England

2015

  • L&E Global Sponsors 2015 ACC Europe Annual Conference

2015

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2015 in Rome, Italy

2015

2015

  • L&E Global Maintains Band One Ranking in Chambers Global 2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

  • L&E Global Sponsors ACC Europe Conference 2014

2014

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

2014

  • L&E Global launches Global Knowledge Centre, a centralised, interactive database featuring labour and employment law resources from more than 30 countries worldwide

2014

  • L&E Global is Again Recognized as a Band One Global-Wide Employment Law Network by Chambers Global

2014

2014

  • L&E Global enters the growing South American market with the addition of top-tier Brazilian law firm TozziniFreire Advogados

2014

  • Business-savvy boutique Humbert Heinzen Lerch becomes L&E Global’s member firm in Switzerland

2014

  • L&E Global Shortlisted for the MPF Awards 2014

2013

  • L&E Global publishes Special Report on International Restructurings

2013

2013

  • L&E Global Sponsors ACC Europe Conference 2013

2013

  • Acclaimed Romanian employment boutique Magda Volonciu & Asociatii joins L&E Global

2013

  • L&E Global is the Headline Sponsor of the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013

  • Chambers Global Recognises L&E Global As A Band One Global-Wide Employment Law Network

2012

2012

  • Prominent Norwegian Law Firm Storeng, Beck & Due Lund Joins L&E Global

2012

2011

2011

  • L&E Global covers all of North America with new member firms in Canada (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti) and Mexico

2011

  • L&E Global adds leading Polish employment law boutique A. Sobczyk i Współpracownicy Law Office to its growing alliance

2011

  • L&E Global Expands Asia-Pacific presence with Australian boutique Harmers Workplace Lawyers

2011

  • L&E Global adds key resources for employment law services in the Netherlands with niche firm Palthe Oberman

2011

2011

  • L&E Global is launched in January 2011 with 6 top-tier employment law boutiques. The founding members include Van Olmen & Wynant (Belgium), Flichy Grangé Avocats (France), Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law (Germany), LABLAW – Studio Legale (Italy), Suárez de Vivero (Spain) and Jackson Lewis P.C. (USA)