Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Countries where we have experience with this service

We have been managing the labour law aspects of global M&A transactions for over 10 years, varying in scope from 5 to 22 jurisdictions and covering the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.  Based on our experience of these transactions, we can advise clients on all the key labour law issues that would arise in many jurisdictions and how these should be negotiated and resolved in the corporate documentation.

In particular, we advise on labour due diligence and disclosure,  representations and warranties, TUPE issues, changes of terms, transfer and relocation of employees, claims and disputes, benefits issues and the process of managing the transfer of employees.  We are used to working alongside the client’s corporate in-house or external counsel anywhere around the world and have an extensive database of precedent documents relating to the employment law aspects of corporate transactions.


We manage all labour law aspects of global M&A:

  • managing the labour law issues in most jurisdictions worldwide
  • conducting due diligence on all labour law matters
  • providing strategic advice on how to deal with specific issues that normally arise by jurisdiction
  • dealing with complex benefits issues, by jurisdiction
  • drafting and negotiating the labour law clauses for sale and purchase agreements, in particular TUPE provisions and indemnities and warranties
  • advising on and negotiating with works councils
  • project management of labour law  advice on multi-jurisdictional transactions to agreed budgets and timelines
  • dealing with the information and consultation process, in particular obtaining necessary consents to the transfer and changes to terms
  • managing the transfer of employees to the right or out of the wrong legal entity
  • managing the relocation of employees
  • dealing with the labour law aspects of post-acquisition re-organisations and re-structuring