Christopher Walter

Christopher Walter

Christopher Walter advises employer clients on HR practice and strategy in the UK, Europe and internationally.  His practice includes the employment and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and down-sizing, the drafting of bonus plans, share schemes, service/consultancy agreements, and agency worker contracts.  Mr. Walter is also a seasoned litigator and has considerable experience as a Tribunal advocate.  His practice encompasses the employment aspects of European data privacy compliance.

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A Step Along the Road to a Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

We reported following the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights on the progress of an international treaty on the subject. On 19th July 2018, the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) presented the draft text of a treaty to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (through the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, acting as Chair … Continue Reading

Top 5 Business And Human Rights Concerns For Companies To Monitor

Businesses are being bombarded with information about their global human rights and other nonfinancial responsibilities, and are under growing pressure to publicize their efforts in that regard. Below we outline five key developments that business should be actively monitoring in a rapidly evolving landscape. 1.“Hard” Legal Obligations Governmental efforts to force transparency are intended to … Continue Reading
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