Chair & Partner
Michael Burd is the Chair of Lewis Silkin LLP based in London and a partner in its Employment, Immigration and Reward department. He also sits on the Executive Committee of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of human resources law firms of which Lewis Silkin are UK member.
He advises on many aspects of employment and partnership law, with a particular focus on the resolution of high level disputes (including through mediation and arbitration), senior level departures, boardroom issues, business transfers and restructuring. He also provides advice aimed at preventing employment disputes and ensuring compliance with regulatory regimes.
Much of his work has an international element to it, dealing with both UK clients’ employment law needs globally and with UK issues for clients in numerous other jurisdictions.
He has been consistently listed as a leading individual in the Employment field in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. He is listed in the top five Thought Leaders by Who’s Who: Labour and Employment 2018, for receiving the highest number of nominations by peers, corporate counsel and other market sources; and is also recognized for the 10th consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 for Employment Law.
He contributes articles to various publications and regularly speaks at client and industry conferences and seminars.