Our Client Work
Games Workshop, the global games and miniatures manufacturer and retailer with a yearly turnover in excess of £100 million needed help with the provision of employment and immigration legal services in all of the countries in which they operate. They contacted UK member firm Shakespeare Martineau who were able to quickly put together a proposal covering all of the jurisdictions required. The proposal was successful against some stiff competition. The client was impressed by the combination of the UK firm providing the central key account management, the breadth of the Multilaw presence across the world and the capabilities of the network to provide a seamless service.
Provided co-ordinated strategic employment advice to a helicopter operating business following the loss of a commercial contract for the provision of transportation services to/from oil rigs in the Southern North Sea. Following a number of consequential job losses, litigation between management and a number of trade unions across the different jurisdictions (acting on behalf of various groups of employees) ensued. Member firms in Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK worked together to maintain close dialogue between the different countries to ensure that arguments being advanced in one case would not impact adversely on another.
Assisted with the creation and establishment of a complex cross-border corporate group structure designed to ensure the appropriate protection of IP and know-how being developed by employees who would be physically based in the UK, but providing services to a Dublin-based operating company in the development of a new media platform conceived in Silicon Valley, USA.
Advised a global telecommunications company on various labour and employment matters, including helping them to rationalise a broad range of global employment policies.
Advised an international logistics services company on employee transfer and retention issues arising from its acquisition of a new subsidiary.
Advised US-based multinational on the relocation of a manufacturing plant and collective redundancy.
Advised on employment implications arising from the acquisition of 3 smaller undertakings by a major international pharmaceutical company.