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International Employment Team Joins Seyfarth in London


Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that Martin Hopkins and Ana Cid Velasco will join the firm’s London office as part of its International Employment Law practice. Hopkins will join as Director of European Practice Development and Cid Velasco as a partner. Hopkins and Cid Velasco join from Eversheds Sutherland.

Hopkins has a long history in international employment law having developed and led the international employment team at Eversheds. For more than 30 years, Hopkins has advised on high-profile international employment matters, including major cross-border strategic and transactional projects for many large multinational clients.

Cid Velasco is a Spanish-qualified, international employment lawyer who assists multinational clients with their cross-border employment needs from day-to-day counselling to complex multi-jurisdictional projects—in particular across Europe and Latin America.

“I have worked with Martin for many years, and his demonstrated track record of success in completing projects across Europe is a perfect fit as part of our global employment practice,” said Darren Gardner, chair of Seyfarth’s International department.

Gardner also said, “Ana is an outstanding international employment lawyer who we have had the pleasure of working closely with and we know very well. Her experience across Europe and Latin America is invaluable and really complements our international employment law team.”

Seyfarth has one of the largest international employment law practices in the market and has managed strategic human resources law projects in up to 120 jurisdictions at a time.

“Martin and Ana will add fantastic capabilities and experience to our already strong European-based international employment law team. They are superb lawyers, wonderful people and have world class experience,” said Pete Talibart, managing partner of Seyfarth’s London office.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.


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