Employment

The employment team is ranked by the leading legal directories in the elite category for employment law advice when acting for employers. We are a full service, international employment practice of highly regarded employment law specialists. Our expertise and cross-industry experience enables us to deliver innovative solutions for our clients' needs. For more information on our employment practice together with our latest insights and podcasts, please visit our employment microsite.
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Civil litigation and team moves – we excel in High Court breach of contract and high-value bonus dispute litigation, team-move advice and all aspects of business protection work.

Employment Tribunal litigation – we have an excellent reputation defending claims from unfair/wrongful dismissals, all forms of discrimination and whistleblowing. Our pricing for employment tribunal work can be found here.

Financial services regulatory advice – we act for both financial institutions and senior executives of financial institutions, assisting with regulatory investigations, complex issues regarding legal professional privilege, whistleblowing, remuneration structures, the senior managers regime and negotiating exit packages.

Remuneration Code – we advise and draft sophisticated remuneration provisions, including complex share arrangements, deferred performance compensation and cash bonus buy-out arrangements for our many global banking clients.

Sensitive internal investigations – we advise clients on the strategic aspects of sensitive internal investigations (e.g. disciplinary and grievance processes as well as the client's reporting obligations - internally and externally).

Restructurings and initial public offerings (IPOs) – we advise in relation to intricate restructurings and IPOs. In particular drafting and negotiating senior executive service agreements and contributing to extensive due diligence reports required as part of the listing process.

TUPE – detailed TUPE analysis in relation to asset sales, outsourcings, administrations and real estate transactions. We regularly advise on complex TUPE structures, harmonisation of terms and conditions, post-employment restrictions, and apportioning potential liability appropriately and effectively.

Transactional support – we advise on the employment aspects of corporate transactions (share sale as well as asset purchase) either domestically or co-ordinating multiple jurisdictions; through to post completion implementation (e.g. re-organisation, new service agreements or redundancy).

Professional services clients –we provide transactional support as well as advice on managing internal procedures and disputes for their own account.

"On the employment law side they clearly excel. They understand the needs of the customer and produce very good outcomes. Its attorneys are sophisticated and practical; the employment team are fantastic in their precise advice."
Chambers UK 2021

LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations

Advising high net worth individuals involved in LIBOR and FX Spot manipulation allegations on complex issues of privilege, whistleblowing and employee incentives, including successfully litigating on these issues.

Long standing international banking client

Advising on the drafting of a complex remuneration package for a senior hire (including shares, deferred performance bonds, cash bonus buy-out payments and first year guarantees). As a Level 1 PRA-regulated firm the package had to comply with the bank's regulatory obligations including forfeiture and claw back.

easyHotel Plc

Advised on its preparations for listing on the AIM market and its transition from the Easy Group. Drafted and negotiated the contractual terms of senior executives appropriate for a listed company.

International banking client

Advised on its successful defence of a claim for race discrimination by an employee (still in employment) as well as securing the maximum costs award for our client.

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles

Advising on the drafting and negotiation of complex TUPE provisions dealing with the entry and exit provisions in both agreements and the potential for unexpected transfers of employees.

Lachlan Forbes v Parker Drilling Inc. and ITS Ltd

Successfully defended a claim for unfair dismissal and breach of contract which involved complex jurisdictional questions (Cyprus, Scotland, England).

International corporate assistance

Providing UK employment law advice and coordinating advice from six other European and African jurisdictions on the asset purchase by our client of an international business. We advised on drafting the contractual documentation and summarised the advice of foreign counsel in relation to employees based in their jurisdiction.

Employment Tribunal

Successful claim for unfair dismissal for an FCA regulated individual against his former employer. The case involved the interrelationship between employment law and the Financial Services and Markets Act and the FCA's enforcement action.

Race, sex and age discrimination

Successfully defending allegations of race, sex and age discrimination for various international financial institutions and corporations.

Lawyer

Nigel Bowen-Morris Piraeus office managing partner

T:  +30 210 429 5160
M:  +30 695 7505 481 Email Nigel | Vcard Office:  Piraeus

Lawyer

Paul Reeves Head of employment

T:  +44 20 7809 2916
M:  +44 7919 694 135 Email Paul | Vcard Office:  London

Latest news & insights

12 Apr 2024

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Changes to the flexible working legislation

A number of long awaited changes to the flexible working legislation came into force on Saturday (6 April 2024)

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28 Mar 2024

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Enhanced redundancy protection for employees on family leave

Currently, employees who are on maternity leave, adoption leave, or shared parental leave are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative vacancies before being ma..

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28 Mar 2024

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Annual increases to Vento bands

Vento bands are the bands of compensation that Employment Tribunals can award for injury to feelings (for example, in discrimination and whistleblowing cases).

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22 Mar 2024

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Annual increase to employment compensation limits

As the seasons change, so do certain employment compensation limits as well as rates of pay. We have set out in this e-alert the key increases.

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29 Feb 2024

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From "418" to "468" – What it means to Hong Kong employees and employers

After years of debate, Hong Kong finally is to witness a change to the "continuous contract" requirement under the Employment Ordinance.

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14 Feb 2024

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Employment podcasts

This series of employment law podcasts will provide an overview of recent cases and trends relevant for employers and HR practitioners.

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30 Jan 2024

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Summary of paternity leave changes

The government has laid the draft Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (the "Regulations") before Parliament, which are due to come into force on 8 March 2024.

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20 Dec 2023

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New statutory right to Carer's Leave to be introduced from 6 April 2024

Employees will have a new statutory right to take one week of unpaid leave per year to provide or arrange care for a dependant with a long-term care need. The new enti..

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18 Dec 2023

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Holiday season brings gold for some, with myrrh changes to holiday entitlement and pay (but could leave some employers incensed)

As holiday season is upon us, so are changes to holiday entitlement and pay, a notoriously tricky area for employers. In the post-Brexit landscape, EU supremacy over ..

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14 Dec 2023

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UAE deadline fast approaching to convert employment contracts from unlimited to limited term

Following the implementation of the UAE Labour Law that came into force on 2 February 2022, all employees in the private sector (except in the Dubai International Fina..

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08 Dec 2023

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Autumn Statement 2023: Key takeaways for employers

Employers should take note of the upcoming changes announced in the Autumn Statement which relate to the world of work. In this alert we set out a brief summary of the..

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30 Nov 2023

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Deliveroo riders do not fall within scope of trade union rights

The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in the case of Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee

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08 Nov 2023

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Changes to the law surrounding workplace sexual harassment

In the post #metoo era, workplace harassment has become an increasingly prevalent topic.

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27 Oct 2023

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Immediate end of bankers' bonus cap announced

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have announced that the UK's banking bonus cap will be removed on 31 October 2023, ..

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24 Oct 2023

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Working hard and rarely competing - labour markets continue to be a target…!

We are pleased to share with you our briefing on the latest developments on antitrust enforcement in labour markets.

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18 Oct 2023

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Supreme Court decision on holiday pay – the high cost of historic miscalculation

The Supreme Court recently handed down its long-awaited judgment in Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew and others (2023)

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