Perspectiva General

Darren Isaacs works on complex international and cross-border HR projects, international business restructurings, as well as HR aspects of mergers and 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 (2024), in which clients say he 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."
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).

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


International Bar Association (IBA)


Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)


European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)


Institute of Advanced Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Named, Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500



Labour and Employment

Who's Who Legal


Named, Global Leader

Who's Who Legal


Recipient, Client Choice Award for leading UK Counsel

International Law Office (ILO)


News, Analysis & Press

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q1 2023

Global Guide Quarterly

April 12, 2023

UK Considers Changes to Data Protection Law

SHRM Online

November 15, 2021

Is the UK about to scrap GDPR?


October 1, 2021

Littler Global Guide - European Union - Q2 2021

Global Guide Quarterly

July 19, 2021

Ireland: Updated COVID-19 Employer FAQs


September 24, 2020

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q1 2020

Global Guide Quarterly

April 15, 2020

Brexit and the Workforce - The Year Ahead for HR

Bloomberg Law

February 21, 2020

Littler Global Guide - European Union - Q4 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

January 22, 2020

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q4 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

January 22, 2020

Business Acquisitions in the EU: Key HR Legal Considerations

International In-House Counsel Journal, vol. 7, no. 26

Winter 2014

Speaking Engagements

Why Employers Shouldn't Forget About Executive Compensation

March 10, 2022

The Regulation of Working Time in the EU

October 1, 2020

Reductions in Force - The EU Process

July 9, 2020

Business Transactions in Europe: Moving Employees Around

April 2, 2020

Brexit: The Final Countdown - A Littler International Webinar

January 30, 2020

Employers, Workers and Work Arrangements

August 2, 2017

Admisión de la barra

United Kingdom (England and Wales)