Providing employment advice to Renault Group on the acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.5 billion investment in motorsport and technology.
Successfully representing, with Madalina Dumitrescu, OMV Petrom S.A. against Glencore International A.G. in a multi-million pound High Court claim regarding the sale of crude oil in Romania in the mid 1990s and subsequently successfully defending an appeal by Glencore against the c.$40million damages awarded to OMV Petrom in 2015.
Drafting contractual documents for Italian companies engaging senior executives in the UK and USA.
Assisting the CEO of a global investment company with the negotiation of the financial and non-financial elements of his exit package.
Providing strategic and reactive employment law advice to the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team.
Working with Claire Christy on a client’s successful Part 8 claim to rectify a UK company’s register of members.
State of New York, 2014
England and Wales, 2015
New York State Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
National Governors’ Association
As a lawyer, I get the chance to help clients in many different jobs and walks of life
Growing up, there were a myriad of different jobs I thought I wanted to do: doctor (but I could not stand the sight of blood), pilot (but my red-green colour-blindness might not have been ideal when bringing that plane into land) or Formula One driver (a bit too tall for those racing cars). Instead, as a lawyer, I get the chance to help clients in many different jobs and walks of life, to understand the businesses they are in and the goals and priorities they have. Being a lawyer is about more than knowing ‘the law’, it is about understanding what your client needs doing and helping them do it.
If you’re anything like me then you know what it is like having not only a ‘nationality’ but an ‘internationality’. I was born in the UK, am qualified to practice law in New York and England & Wales, and have a fiancé with American nationality. With cross-border experience, particularly in employment matters, I pride myself on being able to help employees and employers alike with tricky international and domestic problems.
When I am not active as a governor at my local secondary school, I can be found burning food in the kitchen. In the event that I cannot be found, I am most likely travelling East Coast America or giving my English Heritage card an airing.