Employment and Pensions

Providing comprehensive coverage for an impressive client base across many sectors, our large transatlantic team offers clear, practical advice on all areas of employment and pension and retirement plan law.

We work hard to understand your objectives and the culture of your organisation and are trusted by some of the best-known brands across our core sectors. This understanding means our solutions and advice are directly related to the environment in which you operate.

Employment law

We understand that people are your most important asset and that careful management of employment law matters can mean the difference between achieving your organisational objectives and opening yourselves up to financial and reputational risk. We advise clients across the full spectrum of general employment advice including:

  • Discrimination and equal pay
  • Executive recruitment and termination
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secret protection
  • Outsourcing 
  • Restructuring
  • Employment disputes and litigation
  • Contracts, policies and procedure.

Across our substantial, experienced employment team, we support your needs whatever the urgency and level of advice required. Our experience enables us to spot critical issues quickly and present solutions that help you achieve your business objectives. 

Pension and retirement plans

We provide the full range of pension and retirement plan law advice to employers, UK pension scheme trustees, fiduciaries and retirement plan administrators, from day-to-day benefit queries and member complaints through to large scale restructuring and liability management projects. The pension and retirement plans team works closely with our litigation practices when our clients need their input, and can draw on other areas of the firm, such as wider employment, investment and tax lawyers, to provide a seamless quality of service.

Employee benefits

Managing employee benefits can be one of the most legally complex and challenging aspects of running a business. Working alongside our corporate lawyers, our employee benefits lawyers take an innovative and ambitious approach to delivering practical employee incentive plans and solutions. 

Our business litigators handle benefits-related controversies ranging from routine benefit disputes to governmental investigations and complex class action litigation involving employers, plan sponsors, administrators and fiduciaries. 

Corporate immigration

To compete in the global marketplace, you need to be able to move workers seamlessly across borders. Geopolitics, law, policy and national security concerns complicate the already complex process of immigration. We can help you cut through the red tape, with proven strategies for securing and retaining key foreign talent.

Our team manages inbound immigration services for domestic and international employers and investors. We have extensive experience working with clients ranging in size from large publicly-traded companies to small start-ups as well as from a variety of industries, including across our core sectors.