UK law firm Slater & Gordon (formerly Russell Jones & Walker) and New York outfit Outten and Golden were the catalysts in launching the Lawyers’ International Network for Executives and Employees (LINEE), with a total of ten firms from ten different countries making up the membership.
LINEE has specifically selected firm members in Australia, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Brazil, Mexico and Canada.
In a statement, Slater & Gordon said that LINEE aims to provide a cross border international offering for executives in the main financial and business centres, where in many cases expertise in more than one jurisdiction is needed.
Paul Daniels, co-chair of LINEE and a senior employment lawyer at Slater & Gordon commented: ‘For the first time, a strong international network will exist to serve the interests of Executives and employees, in contrast to the range of networks out there servicing companies.
‘Senior executives often face employment issues where the relevant jurisdiction is not immediately clear or involving multi border legal claims. LINEE will provide expertise in establishing which legal system applies, and through collaboration, our members can provide best advice with a true understanding of the international dimension.
The full list of LINEE members is as follows:
Italy – Assistenza Legale
Mexico – Bufete de Buen
Ireland – Hayes Solicitors
France – Idrac & Associés
US – Outten & Golden
Brazil – Porto Advogados
Canada – Sack Goldblatt Mitchell
Australia – Slater & Gordon Australia
UK – Slater & Gordon UK
Hong Kong – Tanner De Witt Solicitors