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Sarah Henchoz

Partner

London

Sarah Henchoz

Partner

London

Sarah has considerable experience advising clients on the full range of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She regularly advises clients on the complex and sensitive issues arising out of the acquisition of a business and the harmonisation of that business into the wider corporate structure both locally and cross border.  This involves advising on implementing new service agreements and benefit packages for senior executives, employee and trade union consultation, and post-completion integration.  Sarah also regularly appears in and advises clients on  Employment Tribunal matters, particularly in the areas of discrimination and whistleblowing, and in respect of bonus claims.  She also has significant experience of managing cross-border projects.

Sarah is a regular contributor to employment journals such as Practical Law, and is frequently quoted in the press.  Prior to working at Allen & Overy, Sarah spent two years as an in-house employment lawyer where she developed a practical and commercial approach to problem solving in a unionised workforce.

Sarah has recently worked with:

Thomas Cook on the employment issues arising out of its sale of the Neilson business.

Deepmind Technologies on their sale to Google and, in particular, the senior executive remuneration arrangements.

ENI on its acquisition of Liverpool Bay from BHP Biliton which involved significant employee consultation in respect of the harmonisation of terms and conditions of employment post-completion.

Boursorama on the employment issues arising out if its sale of Selftrade to Equiniti.

An international financial institution on its review of employment contacts in 52 countries in order to implement one universal contract across all of its operations.

A financial institution on a whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim raising complex regulatory and legal issues.

A global bank on a race and disability discrimination claim brought by an existing employee.

Sarah Henchoz regularly posts on subjects such as discrimination and atypical working for Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog.

Bureau

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professionnelles

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2001

Académiques

LLB (Hons), University of Leeds, 1997

LPC, The College Of Law, London, 1998

Published work

  • Contributions to a number of legal journals, including Practical Law and Personnel Today
  • Quoted in City AM, Financial News and the Wall Street Journal
  • Produces client bulletins on a range of hot topics

News & insights

skyline

Publications: 24 MAY 2021

Projet de loi climat & résilience : quelle place pour l’environnement dans le dialogue social ?

Le projet de loi portant « lutte contre le dérèglement climatique et renforcement de la résilience face à ses effets » (dit projet de loi « Climat et Résilience ») a été adopté en première lecture le…

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Allen & Overy conseille CIC Private Debt sur le financement PIK dans le cadre de l’acquisition du groupe Syclef par Ardian

News: 26 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy Paris poursuit sa croissance en cooptant 4 nouveaux counsels

Susan Ekrami (Droit Social), Paul Fortin (Contentieux), Caroline Marion (Banque et Finance) et Arthur Sauzay (Droit Public et Droit de l’Environnement) ont été promus counsels au sein du bureau…

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Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2020

La cour de justice de l’UE confirme que le cannabidiol n’est pas un stupéfiant et qu’un Etat membre ne peut en interdire la commercialisation

Aujourd'hui, le 19 novembre 2020, la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (CJUE) a rendu sa décision très attendue dans l'affaire C-663/18 (Kanavape) jugeant qu’un Etat membre ne peut interdire la…

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Publications: 29 OCTOBER 2020

Vers une nouvelle convention sur le télétravail très prochainement

Voici résumée en quelques points la convention sur le télétravail signée par les partenaires sociaux le 20 octobre 2020.

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