Strategic Research Sponsor of the American Bar Association's Section of International LawThe Queen's Award for Enterpise 2012

Michael Burd

Michael Burd
5 Chancery Lane
Clifford's Inn
+44 20 7074 8176
+44 20 7864 1722


Who's Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits: Labour & Employment

Michael Burd is chair and joint head of employment at law firm Lewis Silkin LLP. He crossed the Atlantic to complete his undergraduate studies in 1978 and never returned home.

Michael advises on all aspects of employment and partnership law, with particular interest in high-level disputes, boardroom issues, international issues, business transfers, restructuring and dispute resolution generally. His clients come from a range of industry sectors including finance, professional services and marketing services, to name a few.

His practice is highly international, dealing with both UK clients’ employment law needs globally and with UK issues for clients in numerous other jurisdictions. Michael also sits on the executive committee of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of human resources law firms of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member.

As joint head of London’s largest team of employment specialist lawyers, Michael is well used to catering for the legal HR needs of large corporate clients, managing big personnel-related projects and running large legal teams cost-effectively and to tight deadlines.

WWL says: Michael Burd has a superb practice with an international reach and is described by one peer as “one of the best practitioners of employment law I have seen”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits which can be purchased from our Shop.

Other Practice Areas:

Follow us on LinkedIn

Practice Areas


Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100


News & Features

Special Reports



About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2017 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. |

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910 |

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK