Peter Talibart

Mr. Talibart is a partner in the International Labour & Employment practice of Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP and leads the firm’s London office.  He is qualified in both Canada and the UK.

Mr. Talibart is employment counsel to major multinationals and financial institutions on strategic cross-border employment issues.  His expertise is in all aspects of UK and cross-border employment law, in particular international corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance (employment), financial services compliance and ethical H.R. issues. He is an accomplished human rights advocate and has given formal evidence to the Parliaments of the UK and Canada on draft Modern slavery laws. He has led some of the largest and most complex employment law projects in the world, including the core redesign of a national labor law system and a multi-billion euro global restructure in 120 jurisdictions.

Mr. Talibart is a popular speaker and has lectured in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Australia on international employment law issues.  He has appeared on BBC Television News and has been quoted in major British, French and German newspapers including, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph.  He has been published widely in various HR and employment law journals in the UK, Europe and in the U.S. His work has been recognized by several legal awards organizations.

He is co-chair of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Education

  • LLM, King’s College London, University of London
  • LLB, University of Ottawa
  • B.A., (Hons) Trent University

Admissions

  • England and Wales, Solicitor
  • Canada, (Ontario) Solicitor

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “UK Employment Law 2019: What To Watch Out For,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 31, 2019)
  • “Global Policies and Practices – Achieving Consistency and Avoiding Legal Risk,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 13, 2017)
  • “Human Trafficking and Your Company’s Supply Chain: The Reality and Risks,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 29, 2016)
  • “International Spotlight: UK Employment Law Briefing,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 11, 2016)
  • “The International HR Legal Advisor – A Toolkit for Advising Globally and Locally, Session Two: Global Reduction in Force, Part 1 – The Essentials for EMEA,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 19, 2014)
  • “International Webinar Series: The International HR Legal Advisor – A Toolkit for Advising Globally and Locally,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 23, 2014)
  • “Temporary employees around the world: Is there really a difference anymore?,” Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 20, 2011)

Publications

Carson G. Burnham

Carson Burnham Chairs the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins. She is a shareholder based in the Boston office. Carson and her global team manage worldwide labor and employment matters for clients and offer practical solutions to employment law issues in over 100 countries.

Carson’s expertise includes multijurisdictional investigations into employment law and compliance matters including sexual harassment, bullying, assault, breach of finance and sales protocols, kickbacks and compensation fraud and other employment-law matters of particular importance to US headquartered multinationals. Carson also specializes in a practical and efficient approach to sensitive, executive-level negotiations, assisting her clients with hiring, management, and terminations worldwide. Carson has unique experience with labor and employment issues in cross-border M&A from a multidisciplinary perspective, and is often called upon to partner with corporate firms to assist from the kickoff of a transaction through post-close integration. Carson designs and implements global ethics protocols for US-headquartered multinationals and enables her clients to implement compensation plans and harmonized benefits practices with a solutions-oriented approach that maintains efficiency at the global level and compliance at the local level. Carson also manages employment litigation for clients abroad, most recently in the Netherlands, Spain and France. She is frequently asked to speak about addressing the challenges of effectively managing a global workforce.

In addition to her own practice, Carson established and manages the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins, a team of international attorneys based in five countries with experience handling employment-law matters worldwide. Some recent representative projects handled by Carson and the team include global restructurings ; overtime and wage/hour compliance in multiple jurisdictions; investigating allegations of sexual harassment and criminal assault (France, UK, Brazil, Thailand); investigating allegations of abuse of financial protocols, including benefits fraud, unauthorized discounting and alleged kickbacks (Japan, France, Brazil); drafting and coordinating the rollout of global sales compensation plans, retention bonus plans, codes of conduct and electronic communications policies; advising concerning choice of law, the enforceability of US judgments overseas and the extraterritorial application of US laws applicable employees employment laws to foreign decision makers; managing disability issues; preparing and delivering comparative anti-harassment trainings; measures to mitigate the multidisciplinary risks associated with Global Mobility assignments; negotiating executive terminations as well as handling performance and conduct-based terminations. The International Practice Group consists of lawyers with in-house experience working for multinationals, lawyers experienced in cross-disciplinary matters such as white collar crime, M&A, immigration and tax; lawyers with educational and language experience in a multitude of foreign countries including China, Cuba, Brazil, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Austria, and Ireland; and German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean lawyers with experience working in the United States.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Carson was the Vice President of Global Employment Law for Novell, Inc. In that capacity, Carson managed a global team of attorneys, oversaw worldwide employment litigation and separation negotiations, served as counsel to the company’s Compliance and Ethics Committee, held responsibility for the employment-law aspects of the company’s transactional activity (including post-close integration) , chaired its Global Policy Committee, served as counsel to its Global Sales Incentive Compensation Committee, and regularly advised Internal Audit concerning international labor and employment matters, signature authority protocols, pricing review procedures, separation costs and incentive compensation issues. In this role, Carson frequently participated in the company’s Board and Audit Committee meetings and worked on a daily basis with the company’s executive team. Carson is best known for finding creative, simple and efficient solutions for her clients’ complex employment law problems around the world.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1998
  • B.A., cum laude, English, University of Vermont, 1995
  • Harvard Business School (Executive Leadership Development), 2009-2010

Law Firm Overview:

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