Christopher Walter has returned to the London office of Covington & Burling LLP, which he left five years ago to join Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP as of counsel and chair of the firm’s employment law practice in Europe in 2005.
He is now a partner in Covington & Burling’s European employment practice.
Walter has over 15 years of experience leading employment practices. Knowledgeable in both UK and EU collective issues and particularly European Works Councils, he advises clients on day-to-day matters of HR policy, practice and strategy in the UK and Europe. He also has significant experience handling employment litigation and commercial HR issues, including the employment and employee benefits implications of business/share acquisitions, reorganisations, downsizing operations and outsourcing, and data privacy issues in the workplace.
Walter commented: “Covington’s international platform and client base, coupled with the firm’s fast expanding European corporate presence, offer a very attractive proposition and an excellent vehicle for our practice.”
He features in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers.