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In-depth cross-border labour and employment law articles and publications are available via the L&E Global Knowledge Centre.


Harmers is the Australian member firm for L&E Global

L&E GLOBAL is an international alliance of law firms, which provide counsel to employers on labour relations, employment law, immigration law and employee benefits.

L&E Global’s client service strategy is effectively responding to economic challenges and changing client expectations, as well as the internationalisation of legal services by delivering simplified attorney-client relationships in regards to billing, and overall advice and counsel, by offering clients a one-stop shop for all of their employment law needs.

L&E Global has 23 international members, which have more than 1,500 attorneys across 5 continents with firms in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In addition, L&E Global has established law firm relationships in more than 28 other important international business regions.

By aligning their forces together, through L&E Global, these independent law firms become a global resource for businesses working on complex cross-border labour and employment projects.   

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L&E Global won The Lawyer European Awards 2016 for “Global Network of the Year”; and affiliated member in China, Zhong Lun Law Firm, was awarded The Lawyer European Awards 2016 for “Law firm of the year: Asia”.

Chambers Global ranked L&E Global in the Band 1 Global – Wide Employment Law Network category for 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

The Financial Times commended L&E Global as an Innovator in Growth and Business in the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2015,  an Innovator for International Strategy in 2013 and Legal Industry Pioneer in the 2012 report.

L&E Global was named a finalist for Best Leadership of Innovation, Best Managed International Firm, Best Provision of Know-How, Best Thought Leadership and Best Strategic Leadership for the MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2015 by the UK based Managing Partners Forum. L&E Global was previously a  finalist for Best Emerging Firm for the MPF Awards For Management Excellence 2013.

L&E Global was recognised by PLC Which Lawyer? Super League report on international employment law and employee benefits.

Chambers Global named L&E Global a Leading Employment Law Network in the Chambers Global 2012 Spotlight Table on Legal Networks.

L&E Global was the headline sponsor of the IBA Employment and Discrimination Law Conferences in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; and has sponsored the upcoming conference in Mexico City in 2016.

The Lawyers World Awards 2013 honoured L&E Global with the award of Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year – Belgium.