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Andreas is a partner in our employment team. He advises on all aspects of employment law, contentious and non-contentious, acting for employers and senior executives.
Andreas has substantial litigation experience, particularly in complex and high value discrimination, whistle-blowing and breach of contract claims. As well as being highly experienced in achieving positive outcomes for clients in litigation, he frequently advises on the avoidance of employment disputes.
Andreas’ other areas of specialism include executive terminations and severance arrangements, bonuses, confidentiality, restrictive covenants, redundancy and restructuring situations, and TUPE. He frequently advises his clients on a broad range of HR and employment law issues such as employment contracts, policies and procedures, absence and performance management, disciplinary and grievance situations, dismissals, flexible working requests and family friendly rights. He has a particular interest in international employment cases.
- Acted for a major contract cleaning company in media and regulatory investigations regarding alleged breaches of employment protection legislation, following a TUPE transfer on a 2nd generation outsourcing. Going on to defend the company in employment tribunal proceedings brought by 13 of the employees.
- Acted for the MD of a listed international resources company in resolving a complex board room dispute.
- Represented a major US law firm in defending a seven figure sex discrimination claim.
- Acted for a regulatory body in a sex discrimination claim by a senior employee.
- Advised an investment bank trader on disciplinary proceedings regarding an FSA investigation (FSA now operating as the FCA).
- He has advised various senior executives, including board directors, on the employment ramifications of criminal and regulatory investigations, for example FSA (former regulation authority replaced by the FCA) insider trading investigations and SFO investigations into alleged corporate bribery and corruption (working alongside our white collar crime and regulatory teams).
- Represented a private equity firm in the successful defence of high value discrimination claims (age, sex and race) brought by an employee who was dismissed after failing to make partner.
Acted for a leading international office supplies company in defending race discrimination and unfair dismissal claims following a restructuring.
Advised a major international logistics firm on a reorganisation involving office mergers and collective redundancies.
- He has substantial experience of advising employers on senior management reorganisations and other restructurings, frequently acting for international companies alongside our business immigration team.
Various team moves and restrictive covenant disputes.
Various chief police officer cases involving a broad spectrum of complex employment related issues.
- Andreas is currently acting for an investment banker in claims of disability discrimination, race discrimination and whistleblowing; and a fund manager in age, disability and sex discrimination proceedings.
- The Law Society
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- The Industrial Law Society
- Vice-President of the Labour Law Commission of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
Articles & Comment
- 'Whistleblowing: Legal Q&A', Personnel Today, March 2013
- 'Public interest disclosures', People Management, March 2013
- The introduction of tribunal fees - what could be the impact?, Personnel Today, August 2012
- The Bribery Act one year on - what HR Teams need to know , Personnel Today, June 2012
- "Over 25s 'could sue companies given taxpayer cash for employing the young'", The Telegraph, April 2012
- "The FIFA bribery scandal is a timely reminder for HR of bribery and corruption risks", HR Magazine, June 2011
- "A question of belief: employers need to be aware of wide scope for discrimination cases", HR Magazine, June 2011
- "Paternal Instinct", Solicitors' Journal, May 2011
- Guest commentator on EFinancial Careers, "What the Commerzbank bonus case means for you" & "Tempted by additional paternity leave?"
- "The CBI's employment agenda: common sense or exploitation?", CBI InPractice, August 2010
- What the Doctor Ordered, Solicitors' Journal, May 2010
- High Stakes - When can employees expect to benefit from legal representation?, New Law Journal, March 2010 (written with Adam Chapman)
- 'Tribunal Cost Orders: lies, damned lies, and statistics', ELA Briefing, November 2009
- Andreas appeared on ITN News at Ten discussing Sir Fred Goodwin's controversial £17m pension pot payout.
Andreas regularly presents at seminars and training workshops. Recent examples include presentations on employee loyalty, internal corporate investigations, hot topics in employment due diligence exercises, redundancies and restructurings, collective consultation obligations, the Equality Act 2010 and compromise agreements.
"...‘good strategic thinker’..."
Legal 500 UK 2012
“Great assistance and knowledge. Served my business needs very well”