Employment & Benefits

Our Employment & Benefits (E&B) department comprises some of the market’s leading practitioners across Employment, Pensions and Incentives, with over 180 lawyers located across 22 jurisdictions.  Consistently highly ranked in the legal tables in each of the three areas, we offer high quality advice on issues such as boardroom disputes, employee discrimination, executive remuneration and tax issues, complex pension arrangements or complex cross-border transactional issues.

The E&B practice works as part of an integrated team with our corporate M&A lawyers, not only in carrying out projects, but in winning them too as most large scale M&A transactions involve HR issues which can often be critical to the outcome of a transaction.

Our Employment specialists are involved in all contentious and non-contentious matters including boardroom disputes, employee relations, HR policies and privacy, restructuring, and dispute resolution.  Our Pensions specialists handle quality advisory and litigation work for both trustees and sponsors, while our Incentives team offers expert advice on equity incentive plans, employment tax issues and corporate governance in the context of reward.

You can find more information about the Employment & Benefits practice area on the main Allen & Overy website.