Van Olmen & Wynant (L&E Global Belgium), together with the Belgian Institute for Company Lawyers (IJE | IBJ), recently hosted a successful bilingual (Dutch and French) Employment Law Forum, attended by some 70 HR managers, in-house counsels, academics and magistrates from across the country.
Classements à l'international
L&E Global was named “Global Network of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards 201610 Mar 2016. We are pleased to announce that L&E Global was named “Global Network of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2016. Attended by more than 250 lawyers from around the world, the ceremony was held at London’s Hilton Bankside hotel on March 9th. For the category of “Global Network of the Year”, L&E Global was commended for its Strategic vision, particularly focused on cross-border initiatives; Consistent excellence in delivery of legal services; and Outstanding talent management. “Over the past five years, L&E Global has successfully deepened and diversified its existing practice and industry sector strengths in order to help our members’ clients navigate legal and business challenges in a globalized world,” said Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director and Member of the Board of L&E Global. “Moreover, L&E Global has developed and implemented a coherent strategy that has achieved superior returns – global expansion of members and high-value clients – in the international market and employment law sector. And so it is a great honor to have been presented with this award by The Lawyer in recognition of these initiatives.” L&E Global would also like to congratulate last night’s other winners, including our Affiliated Member in China, Zhong Lun Law Firm, which was honored with “Law firm of the year: Asia”.
L&E Global has been shortlisted for the following categories :
- Best managed international firm
Other distinguished nominees include CMS amongst others.
Summary : For the management team of a firm with offices in multiple countries that can demonstrate that a coherent strategy, supportive culture and quality management have helped the business overcome challenges and achieve superior returns in its chosen markets and sectors on a sustainable basis.
- Most innovative client service
Other distinguished nominees include BDO amongst others.
Summary : For the management team that has enhanced client service in ways that are original and valuable to clients. Evidence will be required from clients.
- Best thought leadership
Other distinguished nominees include DAC Beachcroft amongst others.
Summary: For the management team that has helped the firm’s topic experts to distil and communicate ideas that confer business advantage.
- Best provision of know-how
Other distinguished nominees include Berwin Leighton Paisner amongst others.
Summary : For the management team that has organised firm know-how in ways that work for clients and frontline delivery teams. Evidence will be required from clients.
Chambers Global 2015 – L&E GlobalFor the third year in a row, L&E Global is recognized as a Band 1 Global-Wide Employment Law Network.
"This network comprises members who operate across Europe and the Americas, as well as beyond these regions, and draws on the resources of connections outside of its member firms to provide increased coverage when required…Clients include Ted Baker, Zurich Insurance and Merit Medical Systems. One source said: « The network’s experience, quality and cost effectiveness have been very good and I’d be happy to use them again. » Another added: « It’s a big advantage to have international contacts. "
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L&E Global Shortlisted for 5 Major Categories in the 2015 MPF Awards for Management ExcellenceL&E Global is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for five 2015 MPF Awards for Management Excellence. In association with Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times, the MPF Awards for Management Excellence is the only competition worldwide that highlights management¹s contribution to strategy, leadership, the client experience, operational excellence and responsible business. The categories are:
- Best leadership of innovation
Other distinguished nominees include BLP amongst others.
- Best managed international firm
Other distinguished nominees include Clyde & Co and Magnusson amongst others.
- Best Provision of Know-How
Other distinguished nominees include Bird & Bird, CMS and Mayer Brown amongst others.
- Best Thought leadership
Other distinguished nominees include Appleby and BLP amongst others.
- Best strategic leadership
Other distinguished nominees include Allen & Overy amongst others.
Harvard Business Publishing, Google Enterprise and the Financial Times are just a few of the prominent sponsors of the MPF Awards. The awards ceremony will take place in London on 11 March 2015.
Chambers Global 2014L&E Global is pleased to announce that its European members have been recognized for their expertise in employment law by Chambers Europe 2014. Chambers is considered one of the most important directories in the legal industry and a vital resource for clients and professionals alike.
Innovative Lawyers 2013For the second year in a row, the Financial Times has recognized L&E GLOBAL’s exceptional legal services and ranked L&E GLOBAL in its annualInnovative Lawyer Report. The Report recognized L&E GLOBAL as “an unusually focused network of employment boutiques.”
L&E GLOBAL has been “Commended” for Innovation in International Strategy. TheReport further states “… only lawyers and firms that demonstrate excellence and innovation are considered for inclusion. They also need to transcend the boundaries of everyday legal work.”
A record 140 law firms entered the competition, reflecting the striking awareness of innovation in the global legal profession. Firms are increasingly willing to embrace change, in-house counsel have come of age, and new players have entered the market and are prepared to stay.
Chambers GlobalL&E GLOBAL in the Band 1 Global-Wide Employment Law Network category for 2013.
L&E GLOBAL is “constituted of many highly respected boutique firms, who advise many clients, including multinationals, on cross-border issues ranging from labour relations to immigration. The network has advised clients such as ACE Insurance across several jurisdictions.”
MPF AwardsIn February of 2013, L&E GLOBAL was named a finalist for ‘Best Emerging Firm’ for the MPF Awards For Management Excellence 2013. In their words, “Now in their 11th year the MPF Awards, in association with Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, represent a unique opportunity to honour and emulate those advisory firms across the professions that have been judged by independent experts as being best managed, thereby making them highly attractive to clients and employees.”
Chambers Global 2012Chambers Global named L&E GLOBAL a “Leading Employment Law Network” in the Chambers Global 2012 Spotlight Table on Legal Networks. “About this network: L&E GLOBAL is an international network of elite boutique employment law firms. Members focus on all aspects of employment law, ranging from benefits to labor relations and immigration. The firms are recognised as premier exponents in the market and offer a worldwide service in more than 50 offices across the globe. Alliance firms have the ability to work together on complex cross-border organisational restructurings, and to deal with trade unions and offer integrated solutions in an international marketplace”. – Chambers Global, March 2012
Innovative Lawyers 2012In August of 2012, the Financial Times commended L&E GLOBAL as a ‘Legal Industry Pioneer’ in its prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Award 2012. Most noteable is that out of the 13 organisations that were recognized as Legal Industry Pioneers – L&E GLOBAL is the only non-UK based legal business that appears in this specific ranking.
PLC Wich Lawyer?In November of 2012, L&E GLOBAL was recognized by PLC Which Lawyer? Super League report on international employment law and employee benefits. The Super League report names the leading firms and professionals in this field from 49 different jurisdictions. In their words, “The PLC Which Lawyer? Super League encompasses the best firms according to our research, which have both the breadth and depth of recommendations employment and employee benefits.”
MPF Awards 2012In 2012, L&E GLOBAL was nominated for the award for "Best Collaboration Across International Borders" by the UK based Managing Partners Forum – an international organisation dedicated to enhancing leadership and the effectiveness of management teams.
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