Our lawyers are renowned for their ability to negotiate on behalf of senior executives and employers.
Whether you are agreeing a custom incentive plan, trying to improve an existing contract or discussing an exit package, we will find the right strategy.
The firm frequently represents directors of listed and privately held companies who are changing their role. We have a particular niche in helping private equity executives to get the firepower they need when negotiating with management teams.
We aim always to leave you better off after paying our fees and have the reputation to match our excellent results. For example, we negotiated the largest whistleblowing settlement in UK history on behalf of a hedge fund manager who alleged malpractice by his former employer. Having the nerve to deal with really big money sets us apart.
Our breadth of experience often gives us a tactical edge, as when a management consultant contacted our Hong Kong office because his contract was being terminated.
In this instance, a client was a member of a limited liability in the UK, and also had statutory rights under his employment agreement in Hong Kong. The business had not thought through his rights in the UK, and their LLP agreement made it very difficult to exit him because he wasn't accused of any misconduct. We maximized his commercial leverage to get him two years' money which was more than he was legally entitled to.
Our cases are often high profile, attracting interest from print and broadcast media, and our experienced reputation management team can help you to handle that coverage.
Anya Hindmarch (t/a A.S.H.S.)
A.S.H.S. is a well-known English fashion house. We have provided strategic advice to the luxury brand on a number of high level employment issues.
The founder of a successful publishing company
Our client built their business up to their target size for exit and chose us to help them with their management buy-out. We made sure that their exit was as tax efficient as possible and reduced their exposure to any future disputes with the purchaser, while also structuring rewards for the key employees who had contributed to the success of the company.
Co-op bank CEO, Barry Tootell
When director and CEO of the Co-op Bank Plc Barry Tootell stepped down in difficult and controversial circumstances, we demonstrated our in-depth knowledge of difficult situations to advise and negotiate his exit. Futhermore, our team continued to support him on arising issues and enquiries related to his time at the Co-op, after his exit.
Senior executives at King.com
Candy Crush Saga was one of the major global success stories of the free-to-play mobile device games, with more than 93 million players worldwide. We are proud to have acted for the founders of the company that owned it, King.com, in the high-profile sale of their business to Activision Blizzard for US$5.9 billion, achieving a very satisfactory outcome for our clients.
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