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International Employment Issues

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a U.S. company in the formation of a joint venture involving the opening of production facilities in the U.S., Columbia, and Brazil

  • Advised a U.S. energy company on labor and employment matters related to the sale of assets in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, and Ghana

  • Represented a Belgian software company sued in Texas state court by a Belgian employee alleging various contract and tort claims relating to stock options in the Belgian company’s U.S. parent company. The Texas Supreme Court reversed the lower court rulings allowing the case to proceed in Texas state court and dismissed the case for lack of personal jurisdiction

  • Advised a financial advisory and investment banking client on labor and employment matters in transactions which involved employees in 22 different countries with unions representing those employees in five different countries

  • Advised a Danish drilling client in the start of their operations in the United States including training the company of labor and employment laws applicable to off-shore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Assisted a large Mexican airline and a large Mexican food company in the establishment and operation of their U.S. businesses as to labor and employment relations

  • Represented a Virgin Island petroleum refining company in its appeal to the Third Circuit to enforce an arbitration agreement against employees of its contractors in the Virgin Islands. The Third Circuit reversed the ruling of the federal district court for the Virgin Islands and granted the company the right to enforce the arbitration agreement as a third party beneficiary

  • Represented a foreign-based cruise line in litigation concerning the application of U.S. laws to a ship’s operation and structure

  • V&E has counseled an Italian parent company in sensitive employment matters involving the officers and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary