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"Admirable knowledge and expertise in this field. Very dedicated, efficient and responsive."

Chambers Europe, 2018

Pragmatic and humane approach

We believe in a practical and packaged approach, where we take into account the specificity of human behaviour as well as all aspects of the law.

Bearing in mind the sensitive nature of employer-employee relationships we advise on all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment to retirement, and including cross-border human resources and immigration issues. We offer proactive, pragmatic and commercial advice to meet our client's specific needs, in line with the rigorous legal environments in which our clients operate.

Commitment to professionalism

We take pride in our client-centric perspective. Our employment lawyers are experienced in addressing the day-to-day requirements of commercial entities, including immigration requirements, entitlements due to employees, tax efficient salary and benefit structures, leaves, disciplinary measures and individual and group terminations.

We regularly provide assistance in drafting and negotiating employment agreements, developing internal HR practices and procedures and assessing guaranteed entitlements under the law.

  • Discrimination and harassment at the workplace

    Harassment in the workplace continues to be a challenge for the corporate world. We are experienced in dealing with discrimination and harassment cases. Our legal experts provide practical and candid proactive advice to clients on the front end.

  • Restructuring and reorganisation

    Structural and business flexibility is a competitive necessity and corporate reorganisation presents companies with further opportunities. We can help you and your business to maximize the benefits of these transformations, with detailed, tailored strategies and execution. Our employment experts regularly advise on issues like redundancy, employee surplus, organisational changes, as well as compensation issues and executive employment agreement negotiations.

  • International employment issues including international secondments

    We help international clients adapt to the maze of local employment laws, taking into account the varied economic circumstances and customs throughout the region. Also, we assist clients in developing the framework to operate internationally with employees in different countries – whether on temporary assignments or longer-term expatriate arrangements.

  • Workplace investigations

    Workplace investigations require a sensitive and strategic approach. Failing to conduct proper workplace investigations can have monumental repercussions for employers. Our employment experts regularly conduct, manage, supervise, and also advise on workplace investigations involving a variety of employment related issues.

  • Due diligence of employment matters in mergers and acquisitions

    When advising local and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, Karanovic & Partners offers legal counsel on employment issues that arise in those circumstances. This includes due diligence, evaluating the legal exposure of any of the target companies actions and management with respect to its employees, drafting and preparing employment agreements, and consulting on structural changes and the transfer of employees between corporate entities.

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