International Administrative Law
Gentium Law Group is one of the world’s leading specialists in international administrative law. The firm has particular experience of employment disputes between international organisations and their employees and the rules governing pension funds of international organisations. The number of clients we represent is testimony to our continuing success and reputation in the international organisations field. We have represented lead complainants in class actions. We have also acted for a large number of individual complainants whose posts within international organisations have been abolished or whose contracts were not renewed.
- Representing numerous employees of various international organisations around the world in cases of abolition of post, dismissal, disciplinary measures, harassment, discrimination, defamation, wrongful classification, non-promotion and others.
- Commencing a class action on behalf of some 860 plaintiffs against a major European international organisation challenging its new pension scheme.
- Initiating a class action against a major international organisation in respect of that organisation’s mass redundancy programme.
- Challenging an international organisation’s decision to augment the pension rights of some senior staff categories while in effect reducing the pensions of all other staff members.
- Several appeals against refusals to grant expatriation allowances before a major international organisation.
- Challenging a salary and taxation reform in an international organisation.
- Acting for an international organisation in a case where its pension fund has suffered significant losses as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations and failure of the management of the pension fund to hedge the foreign exchange risks.
- Working on the reform of the internal justice system in the UN. An extensive campaign by our lawyers culminated in the creation of the new UN Dispute Tribunal.
- Representing an international organisation during a restructuring process. Ensuring that it followed the international administrative law and its governing documents in abolishing new posts and selecting candidates for new posts.
- Representing a variety of private clients and international organisations in a range of corruption and misconduct investigations, including allegations of misprocurement, kickbacks, falsification of medical and dependents’ expenses, grace and favour gifts from contractors, breaches of confidence, leaks to the media and more.