Rihm Attorneys is a Swiss law firm that focuses on employment law and the legal and business issues facing entrepreneurs. Our focus is local, but we offer an international outlook and a global perspective. We represent individuals in employment transactions and agreements, litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings, communicating in German, French, Italian, Turkish, and Serbo-Croatian. Founded by Dr. Thomas Rihm, the firm is headquartered in Zurich and counsels clients throughout Switzerland and around the world as part of a well-established worldwide network of lawyers. Our attorneys are members of the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, XBHR (The Global Forum for Cross-Border Human Resources Experts in London), DRI (The Voice of the Defense Bar in Chicago, Illinois, USA), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the BSCC (British Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Zurich and London). Because of our capable and successful representation, we have received client and peer recognition from Chambers, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal.
KBR – the Krebuehl Biere Rechtsanwaelte PartG mbB is an employment law firm focused on the representation of employees and work councils. We advise our clients on every aspect of employment law and conduct negotiations on their behalf both in and out of court. A wide range of individual cases has provided us with a solid bank of experience on which we can draw. Moreover, we offer expertise regarding the implementation of company reorganisation processes. We represent our clients in all German employment law courts – including, of course, the Federal Labour Court. When necessary, we also represent clients in the European Court of Justice. Our clients include employees and managers from every company level, in particular executives, managing directors and board members. We work with clients of enterprises from a variety of different sectors (banking, financial services, insurances, pharmacy, automotive, news, etc.).
DDLC is a French law firm specialized in employment law in its entirety: we provide our clients with global and optimal legal assistance in the areas of individual and collective labor relations, social security law, and litigation. We assist employees at every stage of their relationship with their employers, including the review of their employment contract and their specific provisions to difficulties relating to any breaches of their employment contract (dismissal, resignation, etc.). DDLC also assists its clients in managing all difficulties that can occur during the fulfillment of their employment contracts. We have particular expertise in discrimination and moral harassment. Our fundamental values are legal rigor, reactivity, and genuine, practical, and effective humanism. DDLC is a human-sized structure that allows us to provide a personal and tailor-made service in each matter, by developing with the client a privileged relationship based on availability, reactivity, and transparency. DDLC is referenced by Leaders League as a law firm with a great reputation and considerable experience in various areas such as: “risky litigation and employment criminal law,” “collective bargaining and social relations,” and “collective and individual remuneration.”
Outten & Golden attorneys represent executives and other employees globally in negotiating employment, separation, partnership, and restrictive covenant agreements (including non-compete and non-solicitation arrangements). We also represent multinationals and U.S. citizens abroad in discrimination matters and in asserting extraterritorial claims in the U.S. and subsequently arbitrating or litigating these disputes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and relationships with lawyers in foreign jurisdictions to assist U.S. citizens and multinational employees abroad in the EU, Asia, the Middle East, Mexico, and other Latin American countries, Canada, and elsewhere in the world. We also represent foreign executives and employees expatriated, seconded, or assigned to employment in the U.S. and such employees who are localized in the U.S..
Whether an executive is offered employment in the U.S. or abroad, or is exiting or separating from employment, Outten & Golden attorneys have the expertise in expatriate, secondment, and assignment agreements to ensure that our clients receive the rights and benefits to which they are entitled, i.e., compensation, bonuses, proper treatment under IRC Sections 409A and 280G and tax equalization, equity and other deferred compensation plans and schemes, relocation allowances, totalization of social security, and immigration status assistance.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
AL – Assistenza Legale, which is a Founding Member and the Italian representative of LINEE, is a multi-practice firm that was established in Milan, Italy in 2008 by Cristiano Cominotto and Francesca Passerini. Since then, the firm and interest in the firm have grown exponentially. Today, AL has 15 offices and nearly 100 legal professionals, located throughout Italy. AL’s employment and labour practice, which is led by Founding Partner Cristiano Cominotto, advises executives, managers, and employees on a range of labour and employment matters including the drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, executive benefits, discrimination, pensions, private health insurance, severance packages, work permits for foreign nationals working in Italy – as well as contentious situations relating to unfair dismissals, health and safety in the workplace, and mobbing.
In major Canadian centres, most firms that practice employment law as a specialized practice do so for one side or the other — for individual employees, executives, partners, and the unions or associations who represent them and their interests, or for their employers or employer organizations. Since the early 1970s, Goldblatt Partners LLP (formerly known as Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP) has represented the “employee” side. The firm has established a stellar reputation as an advocate for the interests of employees before administrative tribunals and all levels of courts in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada, as negotiators for their collective interests with governments, individual employers, and employer organizations, and as lawyers for individuals in ensuring they are treated fairly and properly in their workplace. This long history of consistent and quality representation of individual and collective interests in the workplace and in contract issues has established GPLLP as leaders in our field. GPLLP delivers high-quality advocacy and advice to its clients in an effective and cost-efficient manner. The lawyers at GPLLP are respected and admired by their peers. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you.
Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong. Our lawyers at Tanner De Witt regularly advise international executives who are looking to move to Hong Kong or are employed in Hong Kong with respect to their rights, entitlements and obligations under Hong Kong law.
Through our extensive experience and knowledge we strive to provide quality, cost-effective and commercial legal advice that delivers successful results for our clients. Further, through our experience we are also able to offer tactical and common sense guidance on best practice to ensure the best overall result for the client.
We have an experienced team of lawyers used to dealing with cross-border legal issues and overseas clients. Please contact us if you require any further details regarding our practice or if you would like to seek advice on an aspect of Hong Kong law.