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Employment Litigation

We are true litigators. Our Employment team sits within A&O’s wider Litigation department; our mindset is first and foremost as litigators, with litigation comprising 75% of the work we do.

We consider this standalone expertise to be a unique strength of our practice where we add tangible value to clients, working with them to limit reputational and financial damage.

We provide strategic input and direction on high-risk and sensitive contentious work. Our team has vast experience of advising clients in relation to issues coming out of a termination, such as breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions, team moves, whistleblowing, restraint-of-trade matters and a wide range of discrimination issues, as well as assisting clients before all national courts (including the European Court of Justice) and employment tribunals in the full range of individual and collective labour conflicts.

Our focus is always proactive.  We identify the risks at an early stage and build on this with regular, accurate advice in your best commercial and strategic interest, to resolve litigation early or, where appropriate, defend matters vigorously through to conclusion.  

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News: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O partners with Young Citizens for Justice Week 2021

LONDON – Allen & Overy has once again partnered with Young Citizens to help deliver the Big Legal Lesson, as part of Justice Week 2021. 

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News: 29 JANUARY 2021

Melody Wang joins Shanghai Lang Yue bringing China litigation capability to Allen & Overy Lang Yue

Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm (‘Lang Yue’), Allen & Overy’s joint operation firm, announced today that Melody Wang, an experienced litigator and investigations practitioner, will join as a partner and…

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Publications: 12 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: France - Criminal liability of the company and its directors in the event of infection of an employee in the workplace

While the health crisis linked to Covid-19 coronavirus continues, many companies are getting prepared to resume their activity as of May 11, 2020. Directors and corporate officers are wondering about…

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2019

Modern slavery: Directors can be personally liable for employee exploitation

The High Court has held a company’s officers personally, jointly and severally liable to its employees as victims of modern slavery. The officers had deliberately and systematically utilised coercive,…

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