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Dechert LLP

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Broad employment practice known for its expert knowledge of issues affecting financial services and insurance sector employers. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional matters. Noted expertise in both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Also capable of advising senior employees on matters including contract negotiations and exits.

Strengths

Clients describe the lawyers as "global experts providing commercially-based guidance which is easily understood and applied; they are very supportive."

Others highlight that the team is "excellent for TUPE, transactional and complex advisory work."

Sources note that "it is a full-service firm with global reach, good at providing tailored service to clients."

Work highlights

Advised Centaur Media on the employment aspects of the divestment by Centaur of various businesses, including structuring and technical advice on TUPE issues.

Notable practitioners

Charles Wynn-Evans receives widespread praise from the market for his longstanding and sophisticated practice, regularly advising major employers on the full range of employment matters. He is also sought after for his deep knowledge of handling complex employment law issues on behalf of senior executives.
"He is an excellent lawyer with outstanding interpersonal skills; he is able to quickly distil complex ideas and legal information into a format that is easily understandable, and his strategic skills, especially when establishing a clear and coherent negotiation strategy, are greatly valued." "He's pragmatic, solutions-focused and adept at cutting through complex situations." "There's nothing about TUPE he doesn't know."

Jason Butwick is recognised for his work acting for financial sector employers, regularly advising investment management firms and financial institutions, on all manner of employment issues. He has notable experience in employment tribunal and High Court matters.
"He's very helpful and responsive, extremely pragmatic and understands our business." "He gives technical and practical advice based on our needs, is a pleasure to work with and is always well prepared with a detailed understanding of the issues. He's technically excellent on employment law matters, and has a strategic view and extensive knowledge of the market."

Jennifer McGrandle regularly assists clients in the financial services sector with substantial contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She has additional expertise in GDPR compliance.
"She's really practical and knowledgeable." "She is incredibly responsive and thorough, with a breadth of experience across employment and data privacy issues; she is excellent." "She goes the extra mile to support clients' interests."

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Overview

Employers from a wide variety of sectors rely on us for assistance with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Working closely with our clients’ in-house legal and human resources teams, our lawyers:

  • Represent clients in relation to all forms of employment litigation before the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.
  • Advise on drafting and enforcing confidentiality and restrictive covenant obligations.
  • Advise on new legislation and case law.
  • Assist in handling disciplinary and grievance investigations and in negotiating severance arrangements.
  • Devise and draft comprehensive, up–to-date employment contracts and human resources policies.
  • Advise on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.
  • Assist in managing redundancy exercises, restructurings and TUPE transfers.
  • Advise on remuneration and incentive arrangements.

Employment Department

Dechert LLP

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Department location

160 Queen Victoria Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC4V 4QQ

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London (Firms)

Employment: Employer


Charles Wynn-Evans
Band 1
Jason Butwick
Band 1
Jennifer McGrandle
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Employment: Senior Executive


Charles Wynn-Evans
Band 2