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Partner Team Moves in the Professional Services and Private Equity Worlds – Live Expert Discussion – 24 June 2020, 9.00 am – 10.00 am BST

We are delighted to invite you to the Live Q&A Expert Discussion on
Partner Team Moves in the Professional Services and Private Equity Worlds:

What Every Partner, Firm and Recruiter Should Know about
the Risks, Responses and Commercial Realities of Partner Team Moves
Live Expert Discussion – 24th June 9.00 am to 10.00 am

In this Live Expert Discussion, a panel of market-leading partnership and employment lawyers, a law firm management consultant and a private equity recruitment specialist will discuss everything you need to know about the legal and commercial risks, protections and strategies, and commercial realities of partner team moves in the Professional Services and Private Equity sectors.

This practical and multi-disciplinary Expert Discussion on Partner Team Moves will cover:

  1. Do partner team moves actually work as effective long-term growth strategies for Professional Services and Private Equity Firms?
  2. The risks of partner team moves: understanding the potential liabilities, remedies and other risks for partners, hiring firms and recruiters, and what is and is not permitted on a partner exit.
  3. Protections against and responses to partner team moves: anticipating and understanding the legal and tactical options and protections available to firms facing the threat of a partner team move now, or in the future.
  4. The commercial realities of partner team moves in the Professional Services and Private Equity worlds: how partner team move disputes are commonly resolved in the Professional Services and Private Equity worlds.
  5. How to integrate a partner team into Professional Services and Private Equity Firms for long-term success.

If you are a Senior Partner, Managing Partner or Chair, General Counsel, an HR Professional, a Partner or LLP Member in a Professional Services or Financial Services Firm, or a Professional Adviser to Partnerships or LLPs, please register below to attend and take part in this live webinar via Zoom.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Time: 9.00 am to 10.00 am BST

Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton Chambers, Commercial Litigation, Partnership and Employment Law specialist

Robert Millard, Cambridge Strategy Group, Law Firm Management Consultant

David Fisher, CM Murray LLP, Partnership and Employment Law specialist

Gail McManus, PER Recruitment, Private Equity Recruitment specialist

Wonu Sanda, CM Murray LLP, Partnership and Employment Law specialist

Sarah Chilton, CM Murray LLP, Partnership and Employment Law specialist

About the speakers 

Sarah Chilton, CM Murray LLP – Sarah Chilton is a Partner specialising in partnership and employment law. She is qualified to practice in England and Wales and in Scotland, and has represented clients in both the English and Scottish Courts. Sarah advises partners, partnerships, LLP members and LLPs on a wide range of issues. She has extensive experience advising in relation to partner investigations and disciplinary matters, including allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment, often engaging both regulatory and criminal issues and with the possibility of expulsion. She advises regularly on expulsion; rights in relation to discretionary decision making; partner exits; remuneration structures and disputes; breach of duties; restrictive covenants; team moves and dissolution of partnerships.

Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton Chambers – A QC at just 38 years old, Jonathan Cohen has built his reputation on being an outstanding cross-examiner and is often brought in to address difficult cases turning on disputed evidence of fact. He is listed in the well-known directories as a leading silk in commercial dispute resolution, employment law, partnership and civil fraud. In Chambers & Partners 2020, he is described as “very persuasive and sharp in court” and “bright, very hard-working and completely fearless. He’s just outstanding and goes from strength to strength.”

Robert Millard, Cambridge Strategy Group – Robert Millard is a director of the Cambridge Strategy Group, a professional services management consultancy based at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. His practice focuses on law firm strategy, but in the context of the need to cope with the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity inherent in today’s ‘VUCA’ world. In practical terms, this involves advising firms on their strategic direction, aspects of digitalisation and initiatives to understand emerging clients who are themselves being disrupted by digitalisation, and business model transformation.

David Fisher, CM Murray LLP – David Fisher is a Partner specialising in partnership and employment law. David has a wealth of experience advising major global corporations and senior executives on a wide variety of employment law issues. He has a vast amount of heavy-duty litigation experience as well as extensive experience in business restructurings and transfers (including TUPE issues). David advises on partner team moves, lateral partner hires and enforcement of partner restrictive covenants, and specialises in High Court injunctions, advising on enforceability of restrictive covenants, team moves and executive terminations.

Gail McManus, PER Recruitment – Gail McManus is the Managing Director and founder of PER, setting up the business in the late 1990s after a career in private equity at 3i. As well as running PER, she is a passionate member of the private equity community and is actively involved in developments that shape the sector. Gail has a deep network across the private equity industry in the UK and internationally and shares her knowledge and insight through conferences, articles and in every interaction with the people she meets.

Wonu Sanda, CM Murray LLP – Wonu Sanda is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) specialising in partnership and employment law. Wonu has a background from the Bar, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012. She regularly advises professional services firms and partners on restrictive covenant, confidential information and team move matters and litigates for multi-national clients seeking or defending against High Court injunctions.