About us

LEI is a multi-national network of independent law firms providing legal assistance to clients of its member firms around the world. Founded in 1992, the group currently has members with, collectively, more than 800 lawyers worldwide.

Trusted advisors in employment law

Our employent lawyers have in-depth knowledge about all relevant labor law issues. We will lead your business through the the legal labyrinth.

LEI was founded as a network of law firms practising in cross border transactions in order to provide its members with skilled and experience colleagues in other jurisdictions to which their clients could be referred with total confidence.

That was nearly 25 years ago, and in the intervening years the member firms of LEI have got to know each other extremely well, and are accustomed to working together for their mutual clients.

The Employment Law Practice Group has now established a website which is intended to assist the network’s corporate clients when they are obliged to compare the employment law legislation of different countries. The information is presented in an easily accessible format, and we believe will be extremely useful.

The member firms of LEI will continue to develop the website, updating it with articles relevant to the needs of their international clients. When they need specialist advice, those clients can readily contact lawyers practising in the field of employment law in each of the countries in which LEI is represented.

I warmly commend the website to all those clients who require such advice.


Select a country to discover key employment law in that country. The guide covers topics such as working hours, maternity/paternity leave, redundancy and more.

News and Articles

26Nov 17

GERMANY: New Employment Law in 2017

Reform of the Temporary Employment Act – Greater protection for “temps” In April 2017 the reformed Temporary Employment Act (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz, AÜG) came in force. As in many other developed economies,…

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