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Employment and Benefits

We have a holistic view of employment and benefits issues locally and cross-border.

Recognised as one of the market’s top Employment and Benefits practices, we provide our clients with the very best, practical, robust and packaged advice. Our experienced and highly-regarded specialists in employment, incentives and pensions work closely together, and with our market-leading corporate, regulatory and litigation practices, so that we offer a full-service and truly integrated approach.

With over 180 lawyers in 26 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the U.S., our global practice is one of the best-resourced practices in its field. Our multi-jurisdictional capabilities have been consistently endorsed and highly-ranked in the Legal Directories and are described as “outstanding” in Chambers Global. Many of our local practices have top-tier rankings in their jurisdictions, and partners and associates who are individually recognised as leaders in their field.  

Our offering includes a range of innovative tools and services to help meet clients’ needs on HR-related matters, such as bespoke training, cross-border guides, regular legal bulletins and other value-added services.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about our local practices and specialist groups. 

Markulf Behrendt

Partner, Global Head of Employment & Benefits
Germany MarkulfBehrendt

Recognition of our work

"I find them to be very efficient and you get a seamless service, particularly on cross-border matters." Chambers Global 2018 (Employment)

"As an international player, it brings a whole range of seamless legal services to the table." Chambers Global 2018 (Employment)

“Outstanding global practice.” Chambers Global 2017 (Employment)

“The team’s good in-depth strength and cross-border reach has helped us on technical issues in other territories.” Chambers Global 2017 (Employment)

“They are really open to what we need and getting it to us in a really creative way. They really have a can-do attitude.” Chambers Global 2017 (Employment)

"Best Law Firm"  Engaged Investor Trustee Awards 2016

“The team is both very knowledgeable and shows good judgement.” Chambers Global 2016 (Employment)

“I genuinely cannot think of anything that the team did not do exceptionally well. Everybody we dealt with was commercially aware and really top-notch.” Chambers Europe 2016 (Employment)

“I received proper advice – not just the technical legal aspects but also linked to our circumstances.” Chambers Europe 2016 (Employment)

“As a client, I always feel very well looked after and advised.” Chambers Europe 2016 (Employment)

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