Toronto's Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Joins L&E Global

TORONTO, Canada & BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP, recognized as one of Canada's leading labour and employment law firms, has joined L&E Global, an international alliance of firms providing counsel to employers on employment, labour, workplace privacy, employee benefits and immigration law. Toronto-based Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti joins nine leading employment law specialty firms from Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region that have formed an alliance to provide attentive, efficient, and cost-effective legal counsel to clients operating in what has increasingly become a multi-jurisdictional legal arena.

Founded in 2010, L&E Global member firms include Flichy Grangé Avocats (France);  Jackson Lewis (U.S), LABLAW - Studio Legale Failla Rotondi & Partners (Italy);  Palthe Oberman (Netherlands), Pusch Wahlig Legal (Germany); Bufete Suárez de Vivero, S.L (Spain); Van Olmen Wynant (Belgium); A. Sobczyk & Wspólpracownicy (Poland) and Swarbrick Beck Mackinnon (New Zealand).

"Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP greatly strengthens our alliance in North America and beyond," said Stephan C. Swinkels, Executive Director of L&E Global. "With their addition, we have expanded our North American footprint, increasing our ability to provide cross-border employment law services".

Roy C. Filion, one of the firm's Founding Partners, and currently Senior Partner, added,  "We are energized by this new initiative and welcome the opportunity to offer a truly global presence.  The alliance partners are a perfect fit with our firm and will greatly enhance our ability to better serve our clients."


Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP has a distinguished history in Canada, founded as Winkler Filion & Wakely in 1982.

The Firm's 32 lawyers specialize in management side labour and employment law advising public and private sector employers on their rights under labour relations, employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, workers' compensation, pension, benefits, pay equity legislation and the common law.



L & E Global is an alliance of premier boutique law firms in Europe, the United States, Canada, and the Asia-Pacific region. Each member firm concentrates its practice on employment law, employee benefits and labour relations, and each firm is recognized by clients and legal organizations as a leader in this field.

L & E Global provides workplace law advice and services globally. Member firms offer deep experience in a very broad array of sectors and markets including financial and insurance services, high tech, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and information services, luxury goods, retail, and energy. Together, they operate in every major U.S. city, in key European business centers, in Canada, and in the Asia-Pacific region. In other jurisdictions, the alliance is able to draw on strong relationships with leading local practices to provide seamless global coverage.



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