Senior Executive Unit

Given the importance of employment in our modern lives, expert employment law advice is essential.  Guidance before, during and on termination will help protect your personal interests and maximise your earnings.

Our Senior Executive Unit provides expert legal advice and guidance to senior executives, directors, partners, professionals and others.

We have extensive experience of the financial services sector and have successfully negotiated numerous high value settlements. As we act for both employees and businesses, we are able to anticipate strategies used by HR departments and in-house counsel.

We cover the full spectrum of employment, partnership and discrimination law:

  • Negotiating compromise agreements
  • Advising on new offers of employment, partnership and employment contracts
  • Financial Services Authority (FSA) / Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulatory issues
  • Advising on breach of contract claims and bonus disputes
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Strategic advice on post-termination competition
  • Dealing with equity compensation schemes
  • Negotiating director service agreements
  • Advising on discrimination issues
  • Advising on team moves
  • Conducting High Court and Employment Tribunal Litigation

Our experience of acting for high net-worth individuals includes:

Compromise Agreements

  • Advising on large scale redundancies following outsourcing and off-shoring
  • Negotiating termination packages following ‘redundancies’
  • Advising on and then negotiating ‘good leaver’ status under deferred equity schemes
  • Negotiating releases from post-termination restraints
  • Ensuring threshold complaint status under FSA / FCA Form C’s and references

Offers of employment

  • Guiding a senior managing director on post-termination obligations during a move between investment banks
  • Negotiating and amending contractual documentation for high net-worth individuals in financial institutions
  • Advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Advising on replacement stock, guaranteed bonuses, sign-on bonuses, deferred bonuses and other incentive schemes

Litigation

  • Advising a senior analyst in a high value claim against an investment bank for failure to pay a “discritionary” bonus
  • Successfully representing a senior executive in her discrimination claim and negotiating a substantial six figure compensation package
  • Negotiating a very high value settlement on behalf of a director of a commodity trading company
  • Negotiated a complex six figure termination settlement for a Finance Director of a Hedge Fund

FSA / FCA matters

  • Negotiating Form C withdrawals
  • Advising on regulatory investigations
  • Liaising with other advisors on potential criminal charges

A substantial element of our senior executive base is derived from clients’ recommendations.

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