Clients approach King & Spalding’s Global Human Capital and Compliance team when they want to take a practical, strategic and commercial approach to global workforce issues.
We know that multinational clients operate as coordinated global brands, and not a collection of different employers from different countries. We understand the premium placed on good corporate citizenship and we appreciate the risks and commercial realities of operating a global business.
Our team has deep experience partnering with our clients to implement business changes that impact their people — modifying workforce structures, entering new markets, or applying a unified corporate culture across a global workforce.
At its core, our Global Human Capital and Compliance team helps clients develop and implement centralized and consistent global solutions to their workforce compliance, risk, growth and management challenges.
We design workforce systems, processes and documents that address the myriad of evolving US and international labor and employment legal compliance requirements; assist multinational companies implement business-driven changes across their global workforce; develop commercially driven and lawful compensation, incentive arrangements (cash and equity) and benefit plans and policies to recruit, manage and retain high-performing and diverse global talent; manage day to day local, regional and global workforce issues and risk; and investigate and address employee misconduct.
The key element that differentiates us from our competitors is our centralized model and the experience and credentials of our team. We have an integrated team of highly experienced partners who have dealt with more than 500 multijurisdictional workforce projects covering 170 countries for some of the world’s largest companies. We use a central point of contact partner led client team - to ensure efficiency and consistency and to capture and apply our experience and institutional knowledge. Our international employment experience, particularly across Asia, is second to none.
Our deep experience really counts as we are able to anticipate and address the hurdles across multiple legal jurisdictions at one time. We don’t just provide information, we address the actual issues in the context of our clients’ business goals. The scope of our experience is very broad and our advice is commercially driven, covering the full employment life-cycle for complex transactional, strategic, and compliance workforce matters.
Employment and labor issues arising from cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, joint ventures and outsourcings:
Strategic and commercial HR arrangements:
Multijurisdictional compliance-related employment law issues:
Chambers USA, 2020
Chambers USA, 2020
Legal 500, 2020
January 7, 2021
Jake Downing, who specializes in global executive compensation and employee benefits issues, joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group as a partner in the Chicago office