BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John L. Sander
Jackson Lewis P.C.
+1 212 545 4050
John L. Sander is Chairman of L&E Global. He is also a principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the International Employment practice group. John’s practice focuses on cross-border labour and employment matters for our multinational clients. He is also adjunct professor of Law in Global Labour and Employment Law at Cornell Law School. John has substantial experience in international dispute resolution processes and their reform. He has served as vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration and was a member of the Drafting Sub-Committee responsible for the 2011 revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration. John has also served as a member of the ICC Working Group in the role of in-house counsel in International Dispute Resolution. He is currently a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the USCIB Arbitration Committee.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert B. Bayne
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti
+1 416 408 3221
As a partner of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP since 1996, Robert Bayne primarily advises private-sector employers on all aspects of labour and employment law. He frequently speaks on labour and employment law issues, and he has lectured on labour and employment law at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. Rob has also successfully represented a number of clients to advocate for legislative changes with governments in Canada and the United States.
Oscar De la Vega Gómez
De La Vega & Martinez Rojas S.C.
+52 55 4163 2100
Oscar De la Vega Gómez is the directing partner at De La Vega & Martinez Rojas, S.C., a leading law firm specialising in labour matters in Mexico. He has over 30 years’ experience and leadership as a labour law attorney. Oscar has focused his practice on litigation and consultancy in labour matters, providing legal services to important multinational companies. Additionally, he has developed and implemented successful strategies in collective matters.
+31 20 34 46 103
Jeroen Douwes is the Executive Director of L&E Global. He has an MBA and more than twenty years of professional experience across a variety of sectors (legal, financial, hospitality, etc.) and has developed a wide-range of skills, including strategic management, change management, business development, innovative strategies and resources, financial management and analyses, valuation, branding, marketing, business optimisation, upselling and cross selling, to name a few.
Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law
+49 30 20 62 953-0
Dr. Tobias Pusch advises national and international corporations and group of companies, as well as senior and top-executives, on all matters of individual and collective labour law. He has particular experience in the fields of acquisition and restructuring of companies, formation of European Companies (Societas Europaea – SE), drafting and negotiation of collective labour agreements, works agreements as well as reconciliations of interests and social plans, complex court hearings (e.g. workplace bullying, cases of discrimination, board member liability). Tobias also advises leading executives on drafting of contracts and exit scenarios. Based on his years of experience as a consultant for DAX-listed corporations and medium-sized businesses as well as his certificates in Business Economics (MBA, MSc), he is particularly qualified to understand the business challenges facing his clients and to develop a solution that is both creative and viable.
Chris Van Olmen
Van Olmen & Wynant
+32 2 644 05 11
Chris Van Olmen is a founding partner of the law firm Van Olmen & Wynant and head of the employment law practice. Chris covers all aspects of employment and industrial relations, including employment-related issues connected to reorganisation and restructuring processes, collective dismissals and closures and individual and collective employment disputes, including litigation before the Belgian Labour Courts. His clients include national and international companies and top executives. Chris is a regular speaker or moderator at national and international seminars and conferences. Since 1999, he has been lecturing on social law in the traineeship programme organised by the Brussels Bar. Chris also served as a member of the Brussels Bar Council and is a Board Member of the “Association for Social Law”.
Executive Counsel & Team Leader
Harmers Workplace Lawyers
+61 2 9993 8531
Amy Zhang joined Harmers Workplace Lawyers in 2012 as a summer law clerk and has remained with Harmers since then in various legal roles. Prior to joining Harmers, Amy volunteered extensively for organisations such as Toongabbie Legal Centre, the Australian Human Rights Centre and the Students Legal Education Group. Amy was also Managing Student Editor of the Human Rights Defender Magazine, as well as the recipient of the Merit Scholar Award and Alumni Prize during her time at university. Amy works across all of the firm’s practice areas, and has experience in areas including complex litigation, restraint of trade, sexual harassment, discrimination, work health and safety prosecutions, fair work ombudsman investigations and prosecutions, performance management, terminations, redundancies, contract, policy and enterprise agreement review and drafting, modern award interpretation, unfair dismissal and adverse action. Amy acts for both corporate and individual clients. Amy is a regular contributor and commentator on workplace law and law reform in industry publications and the media.
For more information on how L&E Global can help you with your global labour and employment law objectives, please contact one of our member firms or our corporate office. We look forward to working with you!