About Us

International Employment Lawyer (IEL) is an independent information service dedicated to delivering timely reporting, data, and analysis of the latest trends and developments in the management of multinational organisations’ workforces.

Steered by an editorial board of leading cross-border employment lawyers, our daily news briefing provides in-house counsel, private practitioners, HR professionals, and c-suite readers with breaking news and insight into the business, legal, and compliance challenges facing employers nationally, regionally, and globally.

From the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, modern slavery or supply chain concerns, to the emerging risks of algorithmic decision-making or D&I issues, and everything else in between, IEL has got you covered. Stay informed with our exclusive articles, in-person conferences, surveys, online webinars, workflow tools and IEL Elite – our guide to the world’s leading employment law practices.


IEL conferences offer first-class networking opportunities by bringing together market-leading in-house counsel and private practitioners to discuss the big issues keeping multinational employers awake at night.

In 2023, we will be holding events in São Paulo, Singapore, London, and Dubai.


Our online webinars from top employment law experts cover key topics impacting workforces worldwide, and are available to view at any time.

Workflow tools

IEL’s workflow tool allows multinational employers to explore, keep track of and compare key legal and compliance considerations across jurisdictions – and build reports tailored to their needs.


Our bi-annual thought-leadership surveys recognise leading in-house and private practice experts, who offer insight on emerging issues and the biggest challenges facing workforces today.

     2023 survey calendar:

                   Submissions open: 12 December 2022

                   Submission deadline: 3 February 2023

                   Published: March 2023

  •           Thought-leadership survey (tbc)

                   Submissions open: 5 September 2023

                   Submission deadline: 6 October 2023

                   Published: November 2023

IEL Elite

In October 2022, IEL launched IEL Elite – an annually updated, fully searchable guide to the world’s best employment law teams to assist in-house counsel in choosing the right expertise for cross-jurisdictional and country-specific issues.

     2023 research cycle:

                   Submission deadline: 2 June 2023

                   Research: June-September 2023

                   Published: November 2023

Please click here for the IEL Elite methodology.

For more information on contributing to or partnering with IEL, please get in touch with the team below.

Meet the team

  • Amy Barnicoat-Hood
    Amy Barnicoat-Hood
    Research Editor
  • Silhoutte
    Chantelle Cloete
  • Dan White
    Dan White
  • John VDLD
    John van der Luit-Drummond
    International Employment Lawyer
  • Nic OC
    Nic O'Callaghan
  • Silhoutte
    Tabitha Wilson-Smith
    Events and Publishing Coordinator