People and Reward

Emerging trends such as workplace digitization and the gig economy are beginning to put unprecedented pressures on the employment relationship. To help clients address these issues, we advise on global HR legal strategies, design and roll out HR policies, review executive pay, co-ordinate redundancy procedures, handle workplace disputes and manage complex pensions matters. We do this for M&A transactions, internal re-organisations and everyday management. We can also help clients manage any kind of HR crisis, from sensitive terminations to corruption investigations. And they benefit from the way we work with other HR service providers – employment advisers, actuaries or benefits consultants.

People and Reward

Business and human rights

Addressing human rights concerns is no longer just about corporate responsibility. Alongside anti-bribery and corruption issues, it’s now a core part of corporate compliance.

Cross-border transactions

Businesses face significant HR challenges when involved in cross-border M&A, spin-off and joint venture transactions.

Digitisation of the workforce

Digital transformation is impacting the workplace in many ways and making businesses rethink the way they are organised.

Employee data protection

Employee data protection is a hot topic worldwide, particularly in Europe with the EU introducing its new data protection regime

Employment disputes

We cover the full range of employment-related disputes: from termination of employment and claims to the theft of confidential information.

Executive reward

Remuneration is heavily regulated in the financial services industry; we are at the forefront of the changes.

Hiring and firing

We regularly advise on recruiting, employing and terminating individual employees, particularly senior executives, all over the globe.

Labor relations

Our employment lawyers can help you with all types of industrial relations engagement: from general communications with your workforce on sensitive matters to negotiations with employees.


We advise companies and trustees on a range of legal matters related to occupational pensions plans, as well as multinational companies on pensions-related issues.


We want to help you make sure the whistleblowing culture within your business moves in the right direction.

Workplace investigations

We provide guidance on employee investigations, compliance issues and whistleblowing regimes, including whistleblower protection.

Workforce restructuring

Our lawyers can help you manage a downsizing, providing strategic, cross-border support and co-ordination where needed.

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