International Labor and Employment Law
Peta-Anne Barrow

Peta-Anne Barrow

Special International Labor and Employment Counsel

Peta-Anne Barrow is co-head of the International Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and a member of the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Peta-Anne has extensive labor and employment law experience in the UK and internationally. Contentious work includes Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination and High Court proceedings such as the enforcement of restrictive covenants and bonus disputes. Non-contentious work includes Board level reorganisations and executive terminations, drafting senior level employment contracts and bonus plans, advising on redundancies and restructurings and dealing with the employment aspects of corporate transactions such as acquisitions, outsourcings and takeovers, often cross-border. She has been involved in the employment aspects of various large transactions.

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Trade Secrets Directive

The protection afforded to trade secrets is disparate across the EU. In order to protect trade secrets as potential drivers for economic growth and jobs and to create a level-playing field within Europe, the European Parliament has now approved the Trade Secrets Directive. This Directive aims to provide a minimum, uniform level of protection in … Continue Reading

UK Employment Law – A Year In Perspective – Changes Past and on the Horizon

2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes. This publication provides an overview of the most significant developments of 2013 and those on the horizon for 2014 and 2015.… Continue Reading

Tips for Setting Employees’ Salaries and Benefits for Multinational Companies

Setting the correct salary is never easy and is more an art than a science.  In the current economic climate the market fluctuates according to industry, geographical location, budgetary constraints and a whole host of other market forces.  To help keep you focused, here are 5 tips for setting salaries in France, the UK and … Continue Reading

International workplace dispute practices: key concepts for today’s global employers

Increasingly, companies with operations or employees in more than one country are exposed to the risk of court proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction and the unfamiliar practices and procedures arising out of overseas litigation. Naturally, a flurry of questions arises: Can we arbitrate? Must mediation be pursued? How long will the process take? Understanding the … Continue Reading

Mobile Executives and International Assignments: A Cross-Border Perspective

SEMINAR – Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Program: Assigning employees overseas is an increasingly important consideration for international businesses. In our globalized world, there is a growing perception that geography cannot operate as a barrier to placing the right talent into the right job. Indeed, for many global businesses, spending time abroad and having first-hand experience of overseas … Continue Reading

Privacy and Social Networking in the Worplace: France, Germany and the UK

WEBINAR – Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Issues Covered: Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and the rest of the new social networking media have revolutionized the ways employees communicate with each other, but have left employers struggling to figure out how or whether rules regarding workplace confidentiality, loyalty, privacy and monitoring apply to these new forums. For multinational employers, … Continue Reading
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