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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Services is a core sector of our Firm.  We regularly advise both international financial services businesses with UK subsidiaries, and also many senior executives – for which we have a significant reputation.  We have particular expertise in advising on the employment and partnership law issues of investment management and hedge fund partners.

We advise those financial services clients on start up and employment contract issues,  internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings,  negotiated exits, bonus issues and enforceability of restrictive covenants.  We further provide advice on day to day employment law issues and queries for our financial services employer clients, redundancy processes and procedures, as well as conduct of employment tribunal litigation and settlement negotiations.

Contact Esther Martin for more information.

RECENT MATTERS
  • David Fisher acted for a former employee of a Russian bank in respect of the recovery of compensation and legal costs awarded to her by an Employment Tribunal for sex discrimination and victimisation in a much publicised claim.
  • Bettina Bender provides ongoing employment law advice to this international investment bank. She provided advice in relation to threatened and actual tribunal litigation arising in the context of a recent cost cutting and redundancy exercise and secured settlement on very favourable commercial terms.
  • Bettina Bender advised a senior financial services employee who was subject to investigation and disciplinary proceedings in relation to an investment process managed some years ago which had been reopened in the context of the revised compliance climate.  A favourable outcome and ongoing employment could be secured.
  • Esther Martin advised a senior executive at an international bank in relation to the proposed termination of their UK employment and an assignment overseas.
  • David Fisher represented an inter-dealer broker in his appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding the non-payment of a guaranteed bonus by his former employer following his resignation to join a competitor.
  • Anna Birtwistle and Clare Murray advised a senior banker employed by an international investment bank in the context of regulatory investigations being conducted in both the UK and the US.
  • Esther Martin and Clare Murray advised a senior executive in relation to potential sex and age discrimination claims and her negotiated exit from a bank.
  • Bettina Bender advised a financial services client headquartered in Germany in relation to a whistleblowing claim brought against them.
  • Anna Birtwistle provided advice to a US based insurance broker in relation to an internal investigation of allegations of gross misconduct.