Michael Burd is “a leader in the European market” who peers describe as “very knowledgeable with very impressive client contacts”. An “innovative practitioner”, he excels on high-level employment disputes.
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.