"Darren Isaacs is one in a million. He has an in depth knowledge of his subject and his approach is always constructive, knowledgeable and compassionate. Every instruction we give will have an impact on an individual’s life after all." (Legal 500, 2024)

Darren Isaacs is a Partner at GQ|Littler. He works on complex international and cross-border HR projects, international business restructurings, as well as HR aspects of mergers & acquisitions.  

Darren primarily focuses on cross-border and international HR projects and is often instructed by clients who have large-scale EMEA matters that need managing, however he also regularly covers Australia and New Zealand. The projects Darren has worked on include international M&A transactions, multi-country document reviews and cross-border litigation. 

Additionally, Darren manages a domestic UK practice which includes advising local UK clients on all their day-to-day HR needs, as well as defending high-value employment tribunal litigation.  

Darren was awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award for leading UK Counsel. He has also been ranked first in a survey of leading European M&A employment lawyers by Mergermarket and is recognised as a leading practitioner by the Legal 500 (2019 - 24), in which clients say he is “one in a million”. Darren is listed in Who’s Who Legal (2023) as a leading labour & employment lawyer and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and IAPP (the Institute of Advanced Privacy Professionals).

Darren has practised in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Prior to joining GQ|Littler he worked at ‘Magic Circle’ firm Linklaters and was also the Head of UK Employment Law at US firm Bryan Cave (now BCLP). 

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