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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Edward Wanambwa

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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Business immigration and employment


Partner in the immigration and employment teams; head of the immigration team. Business immigration: considerable experience of advising multi-national businesses on UK immigration law, including considerable experience of advising employers on Tier 2 visa applications (including ‘intra-company transfer’ and ‘general’ applications) and on the sponsorship regime generally.  He also has experience, for instance, of advising educational institutions in connection with Tier 4 of the sponsorship regime and high-net-worth individuals on Tier 1 Investor visa applications. Employment: considerable experience of advising (i) businesses on a very wide range of English/UK employment law matters, including having advised on executive appointments and dismissals, a wide range of employment law claims, drafting of employment related documentation and issues arising out of business transfers and reorganisations and offshorings and (ii) employees on the protection and enforcement of their rights in the workplace.


Trained Bryan Cave LLP, qualified 2003; Clifford Chance LLP 2007-09; CM-Murray LLP 2009-10, partner; Russell-Cooke LLP, partner 2010 to date. Publications of note: articles and/or comments on employment and/or business immigration law have appeared on Sky News, Channel 4 News and Radio 4 and in, for instance, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Independent’, ‘Financial Times’, ‘The Telegraph’, ‘The Lawyer’, ‘Personnel Today’, ‘People Management’, ‘HR Magazine’, ‘Employment Law Journal’, International Bar Association’s ‘Employment and Industrial Relations Law Newsletter’, International Bar Association’s ‘Immigration and Nationality Law Newsletter’, ‘City AM’, ‘Corporate Counsel’ (US), ‘Corporate International’ and ‘The Lawyers Weekly’ (Canada).


Employment Lawyers Association; Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; International Bar Association


BA onwards: BA degree in modern history (from what is now Queen Mary, University of London), CPE (from what is now City, University of London), LPC (from what is now  The University of Law London) and LLM master’s degree in law (from what is now Queen Mary, University of London)

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Anthony Sakrouge leads the team of 'tenacious and committed litigators' at Russell-Cooke LLP, which 'delivers appropriate and measured advice that gives clients confidence in its ability'. The department focuses on the financial services sector and regularly handles discrimination and whistleblowing claims, restrictive covenants and bonus disputes. In a recent highlight, the 'outstanding' Alex Bearman acted for an individual in a claim for money owed under a joint share ownership scheme; other work includes Sakrouge representing a senior executive who was mistakenly paid a bonus twice and was subsequently dismissed for gross misconduct and Bearman handling negotiations for a chief information officer relating to the termination of his employment. Charity sector specialist Jane Klauber and 'courageous litigator' Edward Wanambwa are also key individuals.

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Within: Immigration

Russell-Cooke LLP‚Äôs business immigration team is noted for its experience in advising on the immigration law implications of complex and high value corporate transactions. Its client-base spans the education, professional services, healthcare, finance, media and pharmaceuticals sectors. Acting for individuals, the team also regularly handles complex children and family law issues and also advises on sensitive immigration adoption cases involving adoption of children abroad. The team is also experienced in advising on personal injury claims with an immigration element. Department head Edward Wanambwa¬†is ‚Äėvery experienced‚Äô and has a focus on business immigration; and senior associate Nisha Patel¬†is active across human rights, appeals and overstay matters, as well as business-related immigration cases.

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