Herbert Smith Freehills

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Noteworthy team offering assistance across a range of employment mandates. Covers contentious employment matters, including criminal proceedings. Also well versed in professional elections and the labour aspects of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Additional experience handling employee benefit schemes and mandatory pay issues.

Strengths Clients say that "though the subjects are complicated, they listen and explain, they are able to pick out the details and understand the business," further describing the lawyers as "reactive and responsive."

Sources also highlight the team for its focused approach, noting that it is "very to the point and gets the legal issue at stake quickly."

Work highlights Advised April Group on the employment aspects pertaining to its acquisition of the majority share capital by CVC Capital Partners.

Notable practitioners

Emma Röhsler
wins praise from clients who state: "She is always calm and rested in negotiations," adding: "She looks for, and finds, the perfect explanations." She advises on post-merger employment issues, such as employee transfers and professional elections, with further strength in employee benefit schemes and mandatory pay issues.