As a top-ranked and highly respected employment team acting for employers and employees in equal numbers, we bring a depth of experience and creativity to help you solve the problems that can arise at any stage of an employment relationship.
The employment team stands out for its work with senior executives across a wide range of sectors including financial services, advertising, fashion, sport and charities. We are known for our tenacity; whether you are negotiating a golden handshake or a difficult exit, we commit to getting you the best deal in every case. We obtained the biggest whistleblowing settlement to date in the UK for an individual client. Recently we advised Jürgen Klopp on the terms of his move to Liverpool FC.
In the US, our employment litigation team acts for US based and global employers as well as top-tier executives, helping them to get the best from their working relationship. Where disputes arise we think tactically, creating a strategy to defend our client’s needs.
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We have long-standing relationships with many well-known employers, including Anya Hindmarch, Tate and Winton Capital Management, who call on us for everything from advice on contracts to crisis management when wrongdoing by an employee is discovered. Our solutions are creative and commercial: for example, we represented the senior management team of Candy Crush Saga’s owner King.com when the business was acquired by Activision Blizzard. We coordinated a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional team to support King’s CEO, COO and other senior executives on the negotiation of their new long-term contracts and remuneration structures. The deal appeared on the front page of the Financial Times.
With offices around the world and lawyers qualified in more than one jurisdiction, we are well placed to help senior executives and employers with cross-border matters. Recently we coordinated employment advice across Europe, the US, Asia and the Caribbean for a global IT company.
As a full-service firm, we can also call on colleagues to help with associated matters including tax, pensions, regulatory issues and reputation management.
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Top ranked firm for senior executives
Top tier firm for senior executives
Leading firm for employers
Leading firm for employment (2015-2017)
Recognized on the 2018 Best Lawyers' Best Law Firms list.
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