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United Kingdom: recent experience

Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising a leading UK hedge fund following the theft of valuable trading algorithms by an employee who fled to Hong Kong. Achieved injunctions and freezing orders in the UK and Hong Kong; secured extradition of the employee to the UK; criminal conviction for fraud; and an account of profits order.
  • Advising a UK-headquartered organisation on the implementation of a single employment contract in 52 jurisdictions.
  • Assisting a number of financial institutions on the implementation and impact of the Senior Managers Certification Regime, including a number of banks with headquarters overseas and branches in the UK.
  • Advising Pure Storage, an enterprise storage company, on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in an executive’s employment contract with his former employer in England and representing the executive in a successful jurisdictional challenge relating to his stock plan entitlement under the former employer’s plan.
  • Advising a number of major financial institutions in relation to the Foreign Exchange scandal and related employment proceedings.
  • Advising Asahi Group Holdings on the employment aspects of its acquisition of the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands from AB InBev worth EUR2.55 billion.
  • Advising the Co-operative Group on a GBP5 million claim brought against them by their former group procurement director for unfair dismissal after blowing the whistle on corporate malpractice.

Sarah Henchoz

Partner
United Kingdom SarahHenchoz

Mark Mansell

Partner
United Kingdom MarkMansell

Karen Seward

Partner
United Kingdom KarenSeward

Rachel Reeves

Counsel
United Kingdom RachelReeves


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