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International Employment & Pensions Lawyers

For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions. Yet from executive contracts and equal opportunities to restructurings, transfer of business issues and restrictive covenants, employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory. European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team. Our 280-strong group of sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis. Please get in touch with one of our experts which you can find below.

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Melanie Lane
Melanie Lane
Co-Head of Employment
United Kingdom, London
Melanie Lane is a partner in the Employment Team at CMS London.  Melanie has 20 years' experience of advising employers on the full range of employment law issues, from day-to-day employment documentation...
Sören Langner
Dr. Sören Langner, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Berlin
Soeren Langner advises his clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including social security law and special aspects of healthcare law. He has extensive experience in preparing and implementing...
Dr André E. Lebrecht, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr André E. Lebrecht’s main focus is on legal issues in commercial matters, in particular transactions, litigation, arbitration and regulatory work, mainly but not exclusively for banks, collective...
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Sandra Lisac
Croatia, Zagreb
Sandra Lisac has many years of experience representing clients on a full range of corporate and commercial issues, with her initial focus including transactional and development support for market leaders...
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Thomas Lockley
United Kingdom, London
Thomas Lockley is a partner in CMS' Financial Services and Products team, specialising in derivatives, transactional (re)insurance and alternative risk and capital transfer.Thomas advises investment banks...
Daniel Ludwig
Dr. Daniel Ludwig
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law) | Head of Labor, Employment & Pensions, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Daniel Ludwig specialises in advising national and international companies particularly on complex – also cross-border – restructuring projects. He has extensive experience regarding company demergers...
Dr. Martin Lützeler
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Cologne
As a lawyer specialising in labor law, Martin Lützeler advises German and foreign multinational companies on all labor law issues, specifically, risk topics (health and safety at work, compliance) and...
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Gillian MacLellan
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Gillian MacLellan is a partner in our UK Employment Team working with clients in varied sectors across the UK advising on both contentious employment matters and transactional work; the common thread...
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Laurent Marquet de Vasselot
Member of the Management Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Having spent several years in the legal department of an international group, Laurent joined the Employment Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1991 and became Partner in 1998. He assists international...
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Sofia Mateus
Portugal, Lisbon
Sofia Mateus has been developing her activity mainly within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation.Providing daily general legal assistance to several public and private entities...