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.


Conferences and Awards

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 2024, we will be holding events in Dublin, São Paulo, Singapore, London, New York, and Dubai.

Our annual IEL Awards recognise the very best private practice and in-house teams from around the globe every November. This truly international awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of leading private practice and in-house lawyers, as well as members of the independent Bar, over the preceding 12 months. See our full list of winners from 2023 here.



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

As part of the IEL workflow tools offering, subscribers have access to a continuously updated, fully searchable database of incoming changes to employment and labour legislation  the IEL Monitor



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.

     2024 survey calendar:

                   Nominations open: 30 November 2023

                   Nomination deadline: 2 February 2024

                   Published: April 2024

  •           In-house Leaders

                   Nominations open: 15/16 April 2024

                   Nomination deadline: 31 May 2024

                   Published: September 2024

Kindly note we are not running the Women Leaders survey in 2024


IEL Elite

The IEL Elite is 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.

     2024 research cycle:

                   Submission deadline: 26 April 2024

                   Research: April to September 2024

                   Published: October/November 2024

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
    Amy Barnicoat-Hood
    Content Manager
  • Silhoutte
    Ben Davey
    Resources Coordinator
  • Chantelle
    Chantelle Cloete
  • Dan
    Dan White
  • Silhoutte
    Jaya Arora
    Research and Content Coordinator
  • Silhoutte
    Jenna Lomax
    News Editor
  • John
    John van der Luit-Drummond
  • Josh
    Josh Stephens
  • Nic
    Nic O'Callaghan
  • Tabitha
    Tabitha Wilson-Smith
    Events and Publishing Coordinator