Mishcon de Reya boasts one of the largest Employment Departments in London, recognised for the quality of its expertise in acting in complex situations, both for and in relation to management and key employees.
We are regarded as top tier advisors to Senior Executives and act in market sensitive appointments, exits, high profile litigation and negotiating contracts and severance terms for some of the most prominent Senior Executives, CEOs and Board Directors of PLCs, within the insurance and financial services sectors. We are also a 'go to' firm for employers in this space, which means that we understand, and are market leaders at, dealing with sensitive exits or appointments, and we know how to handle allegations or dismissals that have the potential to be reputationally damaging at the most senior levels.
We frequently assist clients with navigating or litigating major team moves, including advising on acquiring teams without incurring liability or, conversely, protecting a business against poaching and the significant disruption and costs caused by raids on staff.
We have the expertise necessary to draft and advise on all kinds of restrictive covenants, and have significant experience in bringing and defending unfair competition actions on behalf of both employers and employees, using specialist injunctive proceedings where necessary. We also work closely with our clients to conduct major disciplinary investigations involving accusations of insider dealing, market abuse and other misconduct.
The team manages the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law. Our practice encompasses day to day HR advisory, litigation, business restructures and transactions, TUPE, large scale strategic projects, executive remuneration, incentives, and business immigration.