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Vicky Wickremeratne



Vicky Wickremeratne



Vicky advises clients across the spectrum of people-risk matters. She has particular experience of the financial services sector, having spent several years in a senior in-house role at Goldman Sachs.

Vicky has extensive experience in helping clients to manage risk across multiple jurisdictions. She has worked in Asia-Pacific as well as in London. Vicky's contentious work has been particularly focused on whistleblowing and discrimination claims. She has litigated in London, Australia, Japan and Greater China. Vicky is solutions-focused and accustomed to managing the most sensitive matters in the context of broader commercial considerations.

Her recent work includes:

  • Running investigations into sexual misconduct and race discrimination alleged against high profile senior executives
  • Advising an investment manager in connection with the potential acquisition of a target carrying substantial employment litigation risk 
  • Acting for an elite global sports business in the defence of its business interests
  • Advising listed and unlisted businesses on the removal of directors and implications for complex remuneration arrangements Advising numerous firms and banks on the HR response to COVID-19, remote-working and return to office preparations
  • Advising a number financial services firms on the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) as well as post-implementation issues such as how employee misconduct should be handled and reported to the FCA and to other firms in relation to regulatory references
  • Acting for a European retail bank in the defence of a £ multi-million equal pay claim, which received significant press attention*

Vicky was named in The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2019 in the Litigators category. Vicky is a LGBTQ+ ally and a Race and Ethnicity ally. She is a regular contributor to discussions on diversity in the legal profession.

*Experience gained prior to joining Allen & Overy

News & insights

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Blog Post: 14 JUNE 2021

Forcing employee engagement

Getting a seat at the board table or an item on the agenda is not as easy as it sounds. Lately though, we have seen examples of sports fans and employees flexing their muscles via alternative routes…

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Publications: 28 MAY 2021

Preparing the road ahead – exiting lockdown and beyond

Throughout the month of May 2021, members of A&O’s Employment team along with A&O Consulting and in conjunction with Gwenllian Williams, a psychologist from deWinton Williams hosted a series of…

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Publications: 17 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 2

In the second of our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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Publications: 26 AUGUST 2020

Legal advice privilege: does a lawyer get you home and dry?

It is often assumed that if a lawyer plays some part in the creation or production of a document, it automatically becomes privileged, giving it protection from disclosure in subsequent litigation.

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