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No business can succeed without an effectively managed workforce. However, handling executive contracts, workplace grievances, reorganisations and restructurings, and employee competition within a constantly evolving legal framework is challenging. If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles.

Our innovative and proactive employment lawyers can help you navigate the maze of regulations and other legal complexities you have to contend with on a daily basis, and enhance your understanding of how they affect your business. Our team – now one of the largest in the world – has the resources and know-how to help you tackle whatever obstacles you may encounter, providing a high quality and cost effective service every step of the way. Combining specialist technical expertise with a deep understanding of your sector, we will work with you to achieve the best possible commercial solutions to your problems, and to seize and maximise your opportunities.

"Very accessible in their advice and availability. Excellent to work with. Very helpful on all fronts, especially immigration and remote working."

Legal 500, 2023

"The individuals have a way of making you feel that your issue is of the highest importance and relevance. Nothing is too much trouble. As a client, no issue is 'silly' and you can bring any problem to the team. They are personally responsive and highly supportive."

Legal 500, 2023

"It is clear that there is a wealth of knowledge and experience within the firm. All of the team demonstrate the same high quality service. They can be relied upon for their excellent guidance and direction."

Chambers, 2022

"They take the time to understand our business and avoid one-size-fits all solutions. Partners are very available and prepared to oversee the details which are so often crucial in HR dispute resolution."

Legal 500, 2022

"Capable, of course, responsive, friendly, adept at taking into account business situations and extra-legal considerations."

Legal 500, 2021

"Take the time to understand our business and avoids one-size fits all solutions. Partners are very available and prepared to oversee the details which are so often crucial in HR dispute resolution."

Legal 500, 2021
ESG: The People Per­spect­ive
01/11/2022
Em­ploy­ment Risk and In­vest­ig­a­tions Team
The em­ploy­ment team are ex­perts at man­aging and car­ry­ing out in­vest­ig­a­tions. We sup­port cli­ents by ad­vising on the in­tern­al man­age­ment of in­vest­ig­a­tions, and con­duct­ing in­vest­ig­a­tions ourselves as an in­de­pend­ent third party. 
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16/12/2022
The Law and the Little Things: Mi­cro­ag­gres­sions in the work­place
Mi­cro­ag­gres­sions in the work­place Most or­gan­isa­tions today re­cog­nise the im­port­ance of equity, di­versity and in­clu­sion with­in their work­places, in par­tic­u­lar, how to build an in­clus­ive cul­ture.  However, or­gan­isa­tions need to go bey­ond warm words to de­liv­er on com­mit­ments in prac­tice. Mi­cro­ag­gres­sions are subtle acts of dis­crim­in­a­tion; un­for­tu­nately com­mon­place be­ha­viours that many write off as too trivi­al to men­tion - the “little things” that just hap­pen. Though “little” in name, these oc­cur­rences can be­come large by nature, and busi­nesses must be aware of the deep and of­ten dev­ast­at­ing im­pact of ig­nor­ing them.
30/11/2022
Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion
Link­ing ESG out­comes to ex­ec­ut­ive pay is now wide­spread, as com­pan­ies use their re­ward struc­tures to hold seni­or lead­ers to ac­count for their sus­tain­ab­il­ity ini­ti­at­ives.  Ac­cord­ing to re­cent re­search three in five FTSE 100 ex­ec­ut­ive bo­nus plans now have an ESG com­pon­ent. The move to­wards great­er sus­tain­ab­il­ity is driv­en by a range of factors; not only are in­vestors and the gen­er­al pub­lic in­ter­ested in this is­sue, but new reg­u­la­tion and cor­por­ate gov­ernance stand­ards play a role here too. It’s not all plain sail­ing. One of the chal­lenges with ESG is ac­cur­ately meas­ur­ing and bench­mark­ing stand­ards, and this is a key is­sue when draft­ing ESG pay and bo­nus re­lated con­di­tions. Em­ploy­ers should take ad­vice be­fore draft­ing these pro­vi­sions to un­der­stand what they need to do in re­la­tion to:leg­al and reg­u­lat­ory con­sid­er­a­tion­show their ex­ec­ut­ive re­mu­ner­a­tion pro­vi­sions fit with their long term ESG strategythe evolving ESG land­scape and fu­ture proof­ing their ap­proach share­hold­er and in­vestor views sec­tor/mar­ket prac­tice
31/10/2022
CMS ad­vises Oc­topus En­ergy on takeover of Bulb En­ergy
CMS has ad­vised Oc­topus En­ergy Group (Oc­topus), the Brit­ish re­new­able en­ergy group spe­cial­ising in sus­tain­able en­ergy, on its takeover of Bulb En­ergy’s (Bulb) 1.5 mil­lion cus­tom­ers, fol­low­ing an al­most...
25/10/2022
Hu­man Set­tle­ments
A world of cit­ies On Tues­day, the United Na­tions marked the Day of Eight Bil­lion – the date on which the world’s pop­u­la­tion was pro­jec­ted to reach eight bil­lion people. As the UN says, this is a mile­stone in hu­man de­vel­op­ment for a num­ber of reas­ons.
14/12/2022
Cur­rent Is­sues in Con­ten­tious Fin­an­cial Reg­u­la­tion - Part 4
Apo­lo­gies, but the wrong re­gis­tra­tion link was used in the pre­vi­ous in­vite. If you would like to re­gister for this event, please use the cor­rect link be­low.Some­times things don’t go to plan and when...
02/11/2022
Risk Es­sen­tials: Sea­son of Protest
Protests are every­where. There are protests on the streets and out­side busi­ness premises. There are protests on­line. Your work­force is protest­ing. Even lit­ig­a­tion is be­ing used as a means of protest...
01/12/2022
People con­sid­er­a­tions in En­ergy Trans­ac­tions
Watch On De­mand Trans­ac­tions, wheth­er M&A, out­sourcing or in­sourcing, are a core part of many of our cli­ents’ busi­nesses;  how­ever, while the key com­mer­cial heads of terms are gen­er­ally hammered out...
17/11/2022
People con­sid­er­a­tions in Hotel and Leis­ure Trans­ac­tions
Watch On De­mand Trans­ac­tions, wheth­er M&A, out­sourcing or in­sourcing, are a core part of many of our cli­ents’ busi­nesses;  how­ever, while the key com­mer­cial heads of terms are gen­er­ally hammered out...
10/11/2022
People con­sid­er­a­tions in Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Trans­ac­tions
Watch On De­mand Trans­ac­tions, wheth­er M&A, out­sourcing or in­sourcing, are a core part of many of our cli­ents’ busi­nesses;  how­ever, while the key com­mer­cial heads of terms are gen­er­ally hammered out...
26/09/2022
CMS ad­vises Anzo Group on the sale of Rox­or Gam­ing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Anzo Group on the sale of lead­ing in­de­pend­ent UK-based iG­am­ing con­tent sup­pli­er, Rox­or Gam­ing, to Ar­is­to­crat Leis­ure, the Aus­trali­an Stock Ex­change lis­ted lead­ing...
13/09/2022
CMS ad­vises Com­pass Group plc on ac­quis­i­tion of Equi­noxe Solu­tions
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised glob­al food ser­vices busi­ness Com­pass Group plc on its ac­quis­i­tion of Equi­noxe Solu­tions. Equi­noxe Solu­tions provides hos­pit­al­ity pro­cure­ment, sup­ply chain, sys­tems...
19/07/2022
CMS ad­vises Mo­bi­us on ac­quis­i­tion by Wire­less Lo­gic
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Mo­bi­us Net­works (Mo­bi­us), the mar­ket lead­ing mo­bile vir­tu­al net­work op­er­at­or, on the sale of Mo­bi­us to Wire­less Lo­gic, the lead­ing glob­al In­ter­net...