A client of Pennsylvania-based Pietragallo needed help with a major employment project in multiple countries around the world.
Thanks to the connectivity and responsiveness of the Mackrell International family - and a long-time experience of the network - Pietragallo’s Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge knew she would get the advice her client needed across the 16 countries.
And so it proved.
As Lourdes commented, “All responded within minutes after sending emails, their advice has been spot-on, their work ethics have surpassed any I have seen and their problem-solving skills are the top of the line”.
With 1600 employees across the globe and a plan to reduce the workforce substantially in EMEA, the client needed to know the employment laws of the various countries to determine the costs and the challenges involved in terminating staff contracts. They would then determine where to proceed.
The countries and firms that rallied to the call were:
Ireland – Crowley Millar
London – Mackrell.Solicitors
Madrid- Santiago Mediano Abogados
Brussels – van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners
Sweden – Wesslau Söderqvist Advokatbyrå
Ukraine – Arzinger
Toronto – Macdonald Sager LLP
Netherlands – Ten Holter Noordam Advocaten
Vancouver – Lindsay Kenney LLP
Munich – SLB Rechtsanwälte
Berlin – SES Berlin
Hamburg- SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
Israel – Epstein Rosenblum
India – Murali & Co
Milan – MBG Legal
Switzerland – Peyer Partners
After speaking with each MI employment lawyer, the client decided which countries to move forward on and seven countries are still engaged and providing ongoing services.
“Our clients are so impressed that we were able to pull this off in such a short period of time. MI has done an excellent job,” said Lourdes.