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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Marc Meryon

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Marc Meryon is a partner and Head of Industrial Relations in the London office. He is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University.

Marc specialises in helping companies with difficult labour relations issues, often arising from organisational change. He frequently advises on managing and resolving collective disputes, including preventing and mitigating the impact of strikes and responding effectively to union backed corporate campaigns, both within the UK and internationally.

Marc’s role includes helping employers with union negotiations; new models for staff engagement; managing stakeholder relations; and using innovative legal challenges to protect businesses from disruption.

Marc also advises on the growing impact of human rights on business and labour relations, and on the increasing use of contingent workers.

Marc’s experience includes acting for the employers in the leading Court of Appeal decisions on strike ballots in Metrobus -v- Unite and Serco -v- RMT; obtaining injunctions to prevent strikes during the Olympics; advising Royal Mail on the industrial relations aspects of privatisation; and more recently advising employers on a sector wide basis on the implications of recent cases on holiday pay.

Marc is recognised in Chambers and the Legal 500 as an expert in industrial relations and frequently comments on this area in both broadcast and print media, including BBC News, the Today Programme, Sky News, CNBC, the Financial Times and The Guardian.




London: Human resources

Employment: employers

Within: Employment: employers

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's has a particular focus on three areas - City financial service firms and major plcs; international work; and industrial relations. With regards to City/financial services work, the team handles much work relating to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, while its international practice is continuing to thrive on the back of the firm's transatlantic merger in 2017 and other recent global expansion. Manchester partner Diane Gilhooley heads up the firm's global HR practice; in London, the team is led by Paul Fontes, who handles both non-contentious and contentious matters, including Employment Tribunal and High Court disputes, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. Other key London partners include labour relations head Martin Warren, industrial relations head Marc Meryon and Sophie White, who joined from Abbiss Cadre LLP in April 2018.

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