Mayer Brown

International Top 30 position: 6
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): 11


Employment: “It’s the contract, stupid!”

Looking back over 2012, we have noticed a clear trend from the cases which emphasise the ability of employer and employee to set the terms by which they will agree to work together. But as the tag line goes, with great power comes great responsibility, and the counter-part to this freedom is that the Courts have shown that they will not necessarily come to the aid of a party who has made a bad or unexpected bargain.

Click on the link above to download briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • male female gender equality

    The gender pay gap in numbers

    How companies decide on salary diferrentials will be most revealing.

  • apprentice 317

    Assessing apprenticeships

    Lawyer 2B looks at the varied forms of apprenticeships in the legal market, and asks whether they are really the answer to the future of legal education.

View more analysis from The Lawyer


201 Bishopsgate

Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 2,313
Total lawyers: 1,523
No. of lawyers: 234
Offices: 8
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 8
No. of qualified lawyers: 257
No. of partners: 80