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Taylor Wessing

Renowned global team



Taylor Wessings well regarded employment team offers impressive coverage of Europe and extends to the Middle East. Sean Nesbitt in London leads the international group, which is co-headed by Marc André Gimmy in Munich.

The team acts for key names from a vast array of sectors – including TMT, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, and transport. Its clients include both private and public sector employers, as well as c-suite individuals.


From support in advisory or contentious work, the group is adept at taking on the full spectrum of HR-related issues.

On the advisory side, this regularly includes international employment contracts, the negotiation of termination packages, data protection considerations, and immigration. The team also supports HR teams with a variety of day-to-day concerns.

Consultancy work extends to more business-critical issues, such as restructuring operations and international corporate transactions. Members of the team are well-versed in supporting clients with consultation processes, and the implementation of working time reduction plans, as well as associated discussions with unions.

Various team members are also experts in benefits matters – such as golden parachutes, profit-sharing plans, and director compensation – and pensions.

The firms deft handling of more sensitive issues also comes into its own when advising on issues pertaining to workplace discrimination, and disputes.

Meanwhile, the firm can also provide clients with online tools to assist with issues (such as modern slavery legislation), or to support clients from specific sectors (such as TMT).

Other key names

  • Janka Brezániová (Czechia)
  • Claudia Jonath (France) 
  • Paul Callaghan (UK) 
  • Wolfgang Kapek (Austria/CEE) 
  • Kilian Friemel (Germany)
  • Marie Michaud-Nérard (Belgium) 
  • Marc van Gelder
  • Krystian Stanasiuk
  • Bart Hunnekens (Netherlands)

Experts based in...

Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

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