Bryan Cave’s European Labor and Employment Group practice in the firm’s offices in the UK, Germany and France. Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law. We advise on the full range of employment issues in the workplace, including:
- Employment contracts and service agreements;
- Termination packages;
- Support for mergers and acquisitions;
- Outsourcing and transfers of undertakings;
- Restrictive covenants, confidentiality terms and team moves;
- Business reorganizations and redundancy programs;
- Employment rights on insolvency;
- Trade union, worker representation and collective issues;
- Performance monitoring and general HR advice;
- Maternity rights and equal opportunities;
- Race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age discrimination;
- Disciplinary and grievance hearings;
- Workplace related stress and injuries;
- Health and safety;
- Employee benefits and incentives;
- Employee tax and social security issues;
- Business immigration;
- Data protection; and
- Transaction Support.
Employment issues and employment protection rights can be a key factor in transactions in Europe such as acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. Bryan Cave’s European employment lawyers are experienced at working together to provide solutions for those wishing to do business in Europe across jurisdictions, working alongside our corporate colleagues to pre empt any potential issues and provide practical and strategic advice. We are skilled at employment due diligence and risk assessment of employment claims and costs. We have considerable experience of negotiations and consultation with employee representatives, trade unions and works councils, which often precede corporate transactions in Europe, and of assisting with restructuring and redundancy programs which often accompany or follow such activity.
The French Labor and Employment Group advises on all aspects of labor and employment law in France including contracts of employment, discipline and dismissal, discrimination law, employee representation, restructurings and the implementation of executive compensation and benefit packages.
The Group has significant experience in regard to a broad range of employment related issues with a full service remit. Our team also represents clients in contentious proceedings before the courts and in the negotiation and drafting of settlements.
The German Labor and Employment Group advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, such as employment litigation, mass redundancies and company restructurings including negotiations with employees’ representative bodies such as works councils and tariff negotiations with labor unions.
The Group can help you to effectively plan, implement and enforce all day-to-day HR matters and other employment related matters.
Bryan Cave’s UK employment practice, based in the firm’s London office, offers the full range of UK employment law services to international and domestic clients across industry sectors.
The UK employment practice also has considerable experience of business immigration, including advising on the new points system, Highly Skilled Migrant applications, sponsorship applications and the new Business Visitor rules.
The London office also provides professional pension, tax and employee benefits advice.