Employment firms form global network

By James Barnes

16 May 2013 at 10:54 BST

Several leading employment law firms have joined forces to launch an international network aimed to provide legal advice for international executives and employees on employment law issues.

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.

Business centres

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.

Employment issues

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


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