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Linklaters LLP

ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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www.linklaters.com
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Jean Lovett

Tel:
Work 020 7456 3698
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Employment and incentives.

Position

Jean specialises in employment work, assisting her clients with complex and sensitive advisory matters and employment-related transactions. She regularly acts for companies in relation to the appointment and termination of senior executives, advising boards and remuneration committees on the remuneration, employment law and governance issues arising. Other typical advisory work includes the employment aspects of regulatory investigations and strategic HR-related projects, both UK and multi-jurisdictional, for example, group restructurings/redundancy exercises and the implementation of pension and benefit changes. Jean is particularly well known for her extensive transactional experience, having led the employment/HR workstreams on many of the most significant international and domestic transactions that Linklaters’ clients have undertaken over the last few years, dealing with transaction planning (including appropriate engagement of seller and purchaser with works councils and unions), due diligence, structural issues, retention issues for key management and negotiation of the employment aspects of transactions.

Career

Trainee and assistant solicitor Simmons & Simmons 1989-93; solicitor Linklaters 1993-2001; partner 2001 to date.

Education

London University (BSc Hons).


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Linklaters LLP’s team is rated by clients as an ‘excellent firm for corporate clients, particularly in financial services’ and has a strong focus on regulatory investigations, compliance and tribunals. Practice head Nicola Rabson, who is ‘one of the real heavyweights in the London market’, successfully represented Glencore in a bonus claim brought by a former executive before the Court of Appeal regarding the company’s merger with Xstrata. Other key figures include Jean Lovett, whose experience includes handling individual and collective severance arrangements and discrimination matters; Jillian Naylor, who represents clients before the High Court and Employment Tribunal, with particular expertise in high-value remuneration, whistleblowing and discrimination claims; and of counsels David Speakman and Simon Kerr-Davis.

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