Labour & Employment 2019: Analysis

Our research into the global labour and employment space sees more than 1,200 lawyers highlighted in our guide, with their expertise covering both individual and collective issues across the field.

11KBW remain a strong force at the Bar in the UK, while firms including Norrbom Vinding, Claeys & Engels and Lewis Silkin all continue to perform well on the solicitors’ side of the market in Europe.

Our research into the North American market highlights Littler Mendelson, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie and Proskauer Rose as leading firms by number of nominations in that region.

The Asia-Pacific market sees firms represented from across the region. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and Kim & Chang both impress in our research this year, with WongPartnership and Rajah & Tann Singapore continuing to compete strongly in the Singaporean market.

The market remains a competitive one, with the individuals listed below representing the very top tier of experts in the labour and employment space.


The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who's Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.


Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Clare Murray  CM Murray LLP, London
2. Juan Bonilla  Cuatrecasas, Madrid
3. Chris Engels  Claeys & Engels, Brussels
4. Tomi Kemppainen  Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki
5. Michael Burd  Lewis Silkin, London
6. Nataša Randlová  Randl Partners, Prague
7. Yvonne Frederiksen  Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen
8. Andrew Taggart  Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London
9. James Davies  Lewis Silkin, London
10. Toni Lorenzo  Lewis Silkin, London

Leading Firms

Lewis Silkin

This firm is a dominant force in the labour and employment space, with 14 individuals highlighted this year.
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.
James Davies is a “very creative and innovative” name in the space who receives widespread plaudits for his expertise acting for large multinationals on a range of issues in the field.
Toni Lorenzo is an “impressive” lawyer who is “excellent for employment litigation”, providing “highly effective, hands-on advice and representation for the most demanding commercial clients”, according to sources. He also wins plaudits for his “Rolls-Royce service” and as a “formidable opponent who drives forward and gets results”. Richard Miskella is an excellent and “immensely clever” lawyer who offers “technical excellence combined with a wealth of experience”. One client states "His ability to think strategically and obtain the best outcome for our business is second to none.” Sean Dempsey is a leading name for matters arising out of the technology sector, with respondents continuing to give him strong support for his “pragmatism, commerciality and responsiveness”.
Russell Brimelow is an outstanding lawyer who is “highly strategic and responsive”, with one client noting that “he is always one step ahead of me”. His practice features deep expertise on TUPE matters and senior-level terminations.

Claeys & Engels

Sixteen outstanding practitioners from this stand-out firm are highlighted in this year’s guide.
A Global Elite Thought Leader in the field, Chris Engels is “unmistakably one of the best” according to respondents to our research who are effusive in their praise of his work on individual and collective employee dismissals.
Olivier Wouters is a pre-eminent figure in the Belgian market who comes in for high praise from commentators for his wealth of experience on employee dismissals and collective-bargaining agreements.
With an impressive ability on restructuring and dismissals work, the “very knowledgeable” Sophie Maes runs a top-notch practice that sees her garner widespread commendation from peers. “There is no better person” in the field in Belgium, comments one interviewee.

Norrbom Vinding

This firm sees six impressive lawyers highlighted in our guide.
Yvonne Frederiksen is a Global Elite Thought Leader who excels in discrimination, collective bargaining and welfare issues. Peers state that “she is the leader in Europe for discrimination cases” and is praised for her “professionalism and responsiveness” by clients.
Morten Langer is a “highly skilled lawyer with an impeccable ability to provide solid and constructive advice in complex matters”. He runs an enviable practice that provides deep insight into executive contracts and mass redundancies.
Jørgen Vinding continues to receive effusive praise from respondents to our research. Clients state that he is “always thorough and to the point” and is “able to provide both a legal and practical view to matters” in arbitration and litigation.
Christian Clasen is a greatly respected figure in the market whose practice provides clients with superb knowhow on discrimination litigation and collective bargaining. His “professionalism, competence and understanding of our business dynamics” make him a standout name for clients.


This is a leading set that wins 11 listings in this year’s guide.
Daniel Stilitz QC is “a top employment law barrister” who wins strong support from peers for his excellence before both tribunals and courts. He is particularly well regarded for his work in the professional services and financial services sectors.
The “terrific” Jane McCafferty QC is a “fiercely bright” practitioner who draws much applause from respondents to our research for her extensive experience on whistleblowing and discrimination cases.
The “brilliant” Sean Jones QC has a top-notch practice that wins him plaudits in our research this year. He is particularly adept on matters relating to employment status claims and restrictive covenants.
Amy Rogers is well-respected by peers who note her to be “the rising star” of the Bar for her work on deferred remuneration, team moves and breaches of directors’ duties disputes, among other matters.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

This full-service Magic Circle powerhouse sees nine practitioners from across its European offices highlighted in our guide.
Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt is “one of the most knowledgeable labour and employment lawyers you could come across in Germany”, according to one respondent”, while others note that he is “very easy to work with and down to earth”. He excels on a range of restructuring and remuneration issues.
Kathleen Healy is a go-to name in the market who garners widespread praise from respondents to our research for her adept handling of industrial relations issues arising out of restructurings and acquisitions.
Caroline Stroud is a prominent practitioner with a well-regarded practice with commentators highlighting her for her expertise on employment litigation.
Raquel Flórez “provides excellent legal advice and is very good in negotiation” according to peers who note that he is “very active on transactional employment work”.
Sources state that they “rate” Nicholas Squire “very highly”. He possesses a leading practice that sees him involved in multi-jurisdictional employment disputes.

Other Leading Individuals

Czech Republic

Randl Partners’ Nataša Randlová is “a very knowledgeable practitioner and the go-to in the country”, according to sources. She excels on a range of issues including transfers of undertakings and collective bargaining.


Kromann Reumert is home to one of Europe’s top employment lawyers in Marianne Granhøj, who wins plaudits for her superb ability on issues relating to the financial service sector. Sources call her “very knowledgeable”.


At CM Murray, Clare Murray is a Global Elite Thought Leader who sources describe as “an excellent litigator” with a “very, very strong reputation in the space”. She is noted for her standout work representing law firms.

Andrew Taggart of Herbert Smith Freehills is a frequently recognised player in the jurisdiction who is highlighted as “a terrific litigator and strategist” who is “spoken of very highly in the market”.


Castrén & Snellman Attorneys’ Tomi Kemppainen “understands legal topics very well but also provides a strong commercial understanding” according to clients who are impressed by his “practical advice” on matters such as outsourcing arrangements.


Capstan Avocats’ Guillaume Bordier is credited for his “very high-quality work” in the sector. An “extremely knowledgeable practitioner”, he has a “broad understanding of all aspects of employment law” including GDPR, restructuring and dismissals.
Pascal Lagoutte is “one of the European leaders” according to sources who note him to be “a top figure in French employment law”. He excels on matters such as corporate restructuring.


Bernd Weller of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is a prominent figure in the German market who is a "go-to lawyer for collective employment law matters".


At Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, Franco Toffoletto is “a leading figure in European employment law” according to peers who speak highly of him in our research this year for his handling of employment contracts and litigation.

Valeria Morosini wins widespread plaudits for her impressive ability on matters such as restructuring and litigation.


Els de Wind of Van Doorne is “a class act” who is noted by peers to be “a very impressive and very committed lawyer”. Her practice features a wealth of expertise on the employment aspects of M&A as well as outsourcing and privacy protection issues.


Cuatrecasas’ Juan Bonilla is a Global Elite Thought Leader who earns “top international recognition” as “one of the best” in the field, according to peers. He stands out for his “superb advice” and “client-friendly, business-oriented approach”.


North America

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Danny J Kaufer  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Montréal
2. Johan Lubbe  Littler Mendelson PC, New York
3. Philip M Berkowitz  Littler Mendelson PC, New York
4. Erika C Collins  Proskauer Rose, New York
5. Jeffrey Goodman  Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, Toronto
6. Michael A Delikat   Orrick Herrington & Sutclifffe, New York
7. Carolyn Knox  Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, San Francisco
8. Erin Kuzz  Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, Toronto

Leading Firms

Littler Mendelson

This firm has an impressive footprint in the region, with 27 practitioners listed in our guide.
Globe Elite Thought Leader Johan Lubbe once again emerges as one of the US’s pre-eminent lawyers in employment. He is described as “an extraordinary lawyer” who respondents note has “a clear view of international employment matters”.
Philip Berkowitz continues to be regarded as one of the foremost names in New York and nationwide. He wins widespread plaudits from market commentators for his excellent work on issues arising out of non-compete agreements and discrimination claims.
Peter Susser is a leading name for issues relating to union organising, collective bargaining and discrimination defence, with sources noting his “expert knowledge” and “excellent corporate practice”.
Michael Royal has a standout reputation in the region, with commentators lauding his adept handling of wrongful dismissals and harassment issues. Sources praise his “excellent leadership qualities” as one of his key strengths.

Proskauer Rose

Twelve leading lawyers from this firm’s US offices are nominated for inclusion this year.
Erika Collins is a Global Elite Thought Leader in the space who receives strong support from interviewees this year for her “meticulous approach” to matters such as terminations, cybersecurity and whistleblowing.
Lloyd Chinn is a go-to name in the market who wins effusive praise from peers for his excellent ability in defending whistle-blower, harassment and discrimination claims.
Bettina Plevan is an outstanding practitioner with an impressive reputation in the space. Her practice features a wealth of experience on labour and employment litigation.
Kathleen McKenna is an experienced litigator at the firm who draws widespread praise from peers thanks to her deep understanding of wrongful discharge and discrimination claims among other issues.

Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie

This Canadian firm earns an outstanding seven listings in our guide.
Jeffrey Goodman is someone whom peers “have a huge regard for”. His “excellent practice” sees him engaged in both domestic and international litigation relating to class actions and trade secrets issues.
Stephen Shamie is “a leading light in Canadian labour and employment law” according to commentators. He runs an enviable practice that features in-depth understanding of class actions and labour relations.
Clients state that Amanda Hunter has “an amazing work ethic” and is “always prepared for her cases, going above and beyond to ensure that she can provide the best legal arguments”, report interviewees. She is additionally credited for her “superior research” and “excellent analytical skills”.
Henry Dinsdale is a top-drawer practitioner with extensive experience in the field. He possesses a wealth of knowledge on collective bargaining and data privacy issues.

Other Leading Individuals


At Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers’ Erin Kuzz is “a dynamo in Canadian labour and employment law” according to peers familiar with her work. She excels on collective bargaining and restructurings.

At Borden Ladner Gervais, Danny Kaufer is highlighted as a Global Elite Thought Leader in our research and is credited as “a clear market leader in international labour employment issues” by peers.

Roper Greyell – Employment and Labour Lawyers’ James Kondopulos “exudes the professionalism and all the key facets looked for in a lawyer”, according to impressed clients who describe him as “one of the best lawyers” they have dealt with.

Brian Burkett of Fasken is a widely recognised figure in the market who draws much commendation from interviewees for his adept handling of collective bargaining and strategic labour and employment advice.

Mathews Dinsdale & Clark’s Mark Contini is a superb lawyer who possesses a commanding reputation in the jurisdiction for his expertise on grievance arbitration and collective bargaining.
Keith Murray is “very responsive” and provides “succinct, commercial advice that is invaluable on international projects”, comment respondents. Peers describe him as being a “very responsive, practical and solution-oriented lawyer” for matters such as union organising campaigns.


Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart’s Carolyn Knox is a Global Elite Thought Leader in the field who is highlighted for her superb understanding of cross-border employment matters such as employee representation, codes of conduct and investigations.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is home to a distinguished practitioner in Samantha Grant, who wins effusive praise from peers for her expertise on wrongful dismissals and invasions of privacy.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Thomas Hurka has a top reputation in the space, with respondents to our research lauding his breadth of knowledge on collective actions and restrictive covenant litigation.

At Outten & Golden, founding partner Wayne Outten has a commanding reputation in the jurisdiction for his handling of compensation, employment and severance arrangements for senior employees.
Wendi Lazar is a well-established figure in the market whose practice features a wealth of expertise on matters relating to executive agreements including non-competition, compensation and expatriation.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Michael Delikat is a “top-tier lawyer in the field and an influencer in the international market", comment impressed sources. He provides clients with in-depth knowledge of issues such as whistleblowing and trade secrets litigation.
Gary Siniscalco is “head and shoulders above the competition” according to impressed interviewees who highlight him for his proficiency on wrongful dismissals and affirmative action compliance cases.

Stephen Hirschfeld of Hirschfeld Kraemer is a “very intelligent lawyer” with an impressive reputation in the jurisdiction for his ability on terminations, union organising and discrimination claims.


Latin America

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Enrique M Stile  Marval O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
2. Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua  MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados, Buenos Aires
3. Juan Carlos de la Vega G  Santamarina y Steta SC, Monterrey
4. Oscar De la Vega Gomez  De la Vega & Martínez Rojas SC, Mexico City
5. Jorge G de Presno-Arizpe  Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City
6. Ignacio Funes de Rioja  Funes de Rioja & Asociados, Buenos Aires
7. Sólon de Almeida Cunha  Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Leading Firms

Funes De Rioja & Asociados

This firm impresses in our research, receiving four inclusions in our guide this year.
Ignacio Funes de Rioja is highlighted in our research as a Global Elite Thought Leader for his impressive ability on issues including collective dismissals and collective bargaining arrangements.
Eduardo Juan Vinales is “a well-known practitioner who has extensive experience in the field” according to market observers who laud him for his work on restructuring and collective bargaining issues.
Daniel Funes de Rioja is a well-established figure in the market who wins widespread plaudits from peers. He runs an enviable practice that features expertise across the gamut of labour and employment matters.
Ernesto Arguello Bavio is an outstanding practitioner with wide-ranging expertise in the field who continues to receive widespread praise from respondents to our research.

Veirano Advogados

Veirano Advogados sees five of its top individuals highlighted in our guide.
Luiz Guilherme Migliora is “a go-to name in the market” according to peers who laud his “excellent client list”. He possesses a top-notch practice that sees him engaged in litigation arising out of a range of labour law issues.
Maria Luisa “Isa” Soter da Silveira is a “very responsive and experienced lawyer” who receives much applause from respondents to our research for her handling of collective bargaining agreements and employee terminations.
José Carlos Wahle is an impressive practitioner who continues to receive strong support from interviewees. He runs a top-drawer practice, with a wealth of experience in employment litigation.

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Three practitioners from this full-service Brazilian firm win inclusions in our guide this year.
Sólon de Almeida Cunha is “a highly knowledgeable labour lawyer” who wins effusive praise from our sources. He runs “an excellent practice for matters relating to labour regulations,” according to commentators.
Vilma Toshie Kutomi has “very well-recognised expertise in the field” according to peers who note her to be “a superb labour and employment attorney, assisting multi-nationals in Brazil”.
Dario Rabay is a top-quality practitioner whose practice features “impressive understanding of specialised labour courts”. Clients also laud his “great technical knowledge”.

Other Leading Individuals


Marval O'Farrell & Mairal’s Enrique Stile is a “responsive, thoughtful and practical practitioner”who is one of Argentina’s foremost names in this field, earning Global Elite Thought Leader status this year. He is particularly adept at the employment aspects of M&A.
An expert on union negotiations, Javier Enrique Patrón has “deep knowledge of the field” and is lauded by peers for being a “business-oriented and intelligent practitioner with a fantastic reputation in the market”.

MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados’ Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua is “an extremely committed and smart lawyer who is incredibly responsive”. Her practice sees her engaged in cross-border and international matters arising out of collective bargaining agreements.

At Baker McKenzie, Carlos Andrés Arturo Dodds is a “well-known lawyer in the space” and a “very solid professional” who peers highlight for his ability on employment contracts, collective dismissals and union negotiations.

Enrique Betemps of Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen is a prominent figure in the market who enjoys an international reputation for his skill in collective bargaining agreements and employment contracts.


Mallet Advogados Associados’ Estêvão Mallet is “a star in the field” according to peers who praise his “excellent technical knowledge”.


Munita & Olavarría’s Enrique Munita is “technically solid, dynamic and pragmatic in his approach” and is “always looking for solutions to problems” according to impressed clients. He runs a “fantastic practice” that sees him involved with international clients on collective and individual labour law.

Carey is home to a top-notch practitioner in Oscar Aitken who peers credit as being “an excellent employment lawyer”. He possesses extensive expertise on litigation, union negotiations and collective bargaining, with additional understanding of investigations.


Juan Carlos de la Vega of Santamarina y Steta is a Global Elite Thought Leader in the field who is “recommended for his expertise on advisory and collective labour law matters”. “One of the most important and well-prepared attorneys in Mexico”, peers say that “he is a pleasure to work with”.

De la Vega & Martínez Rojas’ Global Elite Thought Leader Oscar De la Vega Gomez is a pre-eminent figure in the market who receives strong support from sources this year. He excels on litigious matters in the space.
Ricardo Martínez Rojas has a strong reputation in the jurisdiction for his work on restructuring and labour disputes, with respondents frequently speaking highly of him in our research.

Basham Ringe y Correa’s Jorge De Presno-Arizpe excels on both collective and individual labour law issues, with interviewees describing him as “very reliable and extremely responsive”.

Mónica Schiaffino of Littler Mexico is a widely respected individual who is highlighted for her superb work on employee transfers and confidentiality agreements, among other matters.

At Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez, Francisco Peniche-Beguerisse is a go-to name in the market for matters arising from compensation schemes, collective bargaining agreements and employee terminations.

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri’s Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez impresses clients with his “strong communication skills” and “deep knowledge of the regulatory environment”, providing “accurate, prompt and personalised advice” according to clients.
David Eugenio Puente Tostado has an excellent reputation in the jurisdiction with peers highlighting him as “one of the best attorneys in Mexico” for his adept handling of matters relating to M&A and restructurings.

González Calvillo’s Rafael Vallejo Gil is “a leader in the field” according to respondents to our research. He runs an enviable practice that sees him involved in collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and terminations.



Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Ajay Raghavan Trilegal, Bangalore
2. Vikram Shroff  Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai
3. Jenny Tsin  WongPartnership LLP, Singapore
4. Brendon Carr  Hwang Hong & Co, Seoul
5. John Tuck  Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne

Leading Firms

Kim & Chang

This full-service firm in the powerhouse in the space, with seven practitioners listed in our guide this year.
Wan Joo is lauded by clients as being “the best in the labour law field in Korea” for his “expertise, experience and precise and practical advice”. He excels on a wide-range of issues relating to employment litigation.
Chun Wook Hyun is “always up to date with his knowledge of Korean labour law” and provides “practical advice and deep knowledge of the field”. His practice features specialist understanding of restructurings and collective bargaining negotiations.
Credited for his “international mindset and great network” Jong Chul Jung “provides clear and confident legal advice based on superb experience in the field”. He has “a business-oriented perspective” that makes him adept on M&A and corporate reorganisations.

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Three prominent figures from Rajah & Tann Singapore are nominated to our guide this year.
Desmond Wee is a leading name in the market whose “advice is always excellent”. He is highlighted by respondents for his fantastic ability on corporate restructurings and contentious matters in the field.
Abdul Jabbar Bin Karam Din continues to impress in our research, with sources commending him for his deep understanding of cross-border matters including reorganisations and employee terminations.
Francis Xavier SC is “an excellent practitioner” who market commentators laud for being “very strong on the employment aspects of commercial disputes”.


This is a prominent firm in the space whose practitioners gain three listings for their impressive work in the field.
A Global Elite Thought Leader, Jenny Tsin is “one of the very best employment lawyers in Singapore”. Praised for her “pragmatic advice”, she possesses “deep subject matter knowledge” on issues including exit agreements.
Clients state that Sim Bock Eng “demonstrates incredible tact and insight, which results in the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time”. She is “astute and detailed in considering any business ramifications” and “keeps a cool head that helps her cut through the noise in disputes”.
Vivien Yui is an impressive lawyer at the firm who has an outstanding reputation in the Singapore market. She garners much praise from peers who state that she is “excellent for corporate labour law matters”.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

This firm is home to some of the region’s top lawyers, with three individuals listed this year.
Kazutoshi Kakuyama is described as a “top-notch lawyer” by respondents to our research this year. He possesses a well-regarded practice that sees him involved in union negotiations and regulatory advice.
Hideki Thurgood Kanoh is “an intelligent lawyer and strong communicator” who sources highlight for his impressive ability on issues ranging from collective bargaining to dismissals and disciplinary actions.
Nobuhito Sawasaki is highlighted by market observers for his in-depth understanding of the Japanese labour and employment space, with fantastic expertise on litigious matters.

Other Leading Individuals


Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s John Tuck “goes beyond expectations both as regards his legal skills and his commercial awareness” according to impressed peers. A Global Elite Thought Leader, he possesses “outstanding, deep knowledge” on discrimination and industrial relations issues.

People + Culture Strategies’ “amazingly good lawyer” Joydeep Hor is enthusiastically recommended by peers who describe him as "incredibly strategic; a lateral thinker who is entrepreneurial in his approach, which clients appreciate".


Ajay Raghavan of Trilegal is a Global Elite Thought Leader who has been “one of the pioneers of employment law practice in India”. He garners widespread plaudits from respondents for his outstanding ability on non-compete agreements and trade union disputes.

At Kochhar & Co, sources are “very impressed” by Debjani Aich’s work and credit her for her “responsiveness, price advice and her ability to coordinate a team”. Her practice features deep knowledge of employee transfers and terminations.
Stephen Mathias is a well-established player in the Indian market who wins widespread plaudits for his handling of outsourcing issues.

At Nishith Desai Associates, Vikram Shroff is “the go-to name in the country” and “a very committed and responsive lawyer”. He is credited for his “practical advice and understanding of clients’ objectives” and for being “a results-oriented problem solver”.

In Se Legal’s Shalini Agarwal is a prominent figure in the jurisdiction who commands a superb reputation for her work on terminations and corporate restructurings.


Hwang Hong & Co’s Brendon Carr has an excellent practice that garners strong praise from respondents this year. He has particular understanding of employee terminations and collective bargaining.

Sang Wook Cho of Yulchon is a leading name in the jurisdiction who garners much commendation from interviewees for his work on harassment, trade secrets and whistle-blowing issues.


Withers KhattarWong is home to a top-notch practitioner in Deborah Barker SC, who receives effusive praise for her expertise on contentious matters in the space.


Middle East & Africa

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Orly Gerbi  Herzog Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv
2. Aadil Patel  Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Johannesburg
3. Brian Patterson  ENSafrica, Johannesburg
4. Samir Kantaria  Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai
5. Fiona Leppan Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Johannesburg

Leading Individuals


The “well-known” Orly Gerbi of Herzog Fox & Neeman is a “super-professional and responsive” practitioner who gives “practical and business-oriented advice” according to peers. She is widely regarded as the pre-eminent name in Israel in the sector.

South Africa

At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel is one of South Africa’s top names for employment law, and a Global Elite Thought Leader this year. He adeptly assists a wide range of private and public sector clients.
Fiona Leppan is “really respected” by peers who are quick to describe her as an “impressive” practitioner in the field. She has over 35 years of experience in employment-related matters.

Brian Patterson of ENSafrica continues to be widely recognised by peers in South Africa and internationally for his skill on matters ranging from executive terminations to unfair discrimination cases.

United Arab Emirates

Samir Kantaria at Al Tamimi & Company draws recommendations from as far afield as Europe and Asia for his top-tier practice in Dubai. He skilfully handles employment litigation as well as advisory and other non-contentious issues.

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