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Global Employer Solutions

Representation of a data management company in connection with the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in 33 countries worldwide, including reviewing their standard offer letter template for compliance in each country of operation and providing recommendations on any substantive changes which were not required by law but recommended to conform to established local practices.

Representation of an S&P 500 global laboratory company in relation to transactional due diligence, employment advice, and in employment litigation matters including numerous discrimination, harassment, unfair labor practice and wage and hour actions. Our work has stretched across the United States, China, France and England. 

Represented a global business technology services provider in a number of international employment matters, including: an international review of executive and incentive compensation plans to assure legal compliance in 2 North American countries (the U.S. and Canada), 13 EU countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK), and 5 APAC countries (Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand); and hiring and background check issues in the U.S., the UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Representing a global non-profit entity in providing employment, immigration, benefits, and expatriate contract advice, including on-going advice in the U.S., the UK, Germany, and China.

Advised a global manufacturer of packaging and paper on employee termination issues and visa applications in Hong Kong.

Representing a global chemical products company as global counsel on benefits and employment matters and litigation, including handbook reviews, letters of employment, separation agreements and expatriate employees and employment arrangements in various locations, including the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. We recently assisted the client with the employment issues related to its acquisition of assets from an Italian company.

Representation of a US-based molecular diagnostics company with respect to locating their first employee in the United Kingdom, and in an independent contractor agreement for a consultant in Hong Kong.

Representation of a London-based specialty pharmaceuticals company as outside counsel on employment law and immigration matters, defense of government agency actions, and litigation of several lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wage disputes in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. We also provide employment advice internationally, for example, in the UK, Germany, France, and the United Arab Emirates.

Representation of a London-headquartered global consumer products company on employment law matters in the U.S., Germany, France, and the UK, and in litigation of several lawsuits in various jurisdictions. Examples of cases we have litigated include the defense of discrimination and FMLA claims in the Northern District of California and claims asserting intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and promissory estoppel, among others. Our most recent representation included an executive employment termination litigation that spanned almost 5 years and was litigated in federal court in New Jersey, state court in California and New Jersey, and in a JAMS arbitration in New Jersey. This matter involved complex procedural and substantive disputes regarding employment, immigration, and taxation issues under the laws of New Jersey, California, the UK, and Singapore.

Representation of a global business analytics software provider in connection with employment matters including hiring, executive compensation, termination and severance, post-acquisition employee integration and compliance with local employment law in the UK, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Representation of various subsidiaries of an international, multi-industry business as global employment counsel, providing on the ground employment advice and/or coordination with local counsel regarding local employment matters in the Asia Pacific region and Europe.

Representation of a U.S.-based global oilfield services company in connection with global job classification review project encompassing approximately 100,000 employees in more than 80 countries worldwide.

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