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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 CALLAGHAN SQUARE, CARDIFF, CF10 5BT, WALES
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 498 7333
DX:
33016 CARDIFF
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Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Anthony Rees

Tel:
Work +44 292 047 7522
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Anthony is a partner in our Human Resources Group and leads the employment team based in the Cardiff Office.

Recognised as a leading individual in many legal directories including Chambers and Partners where he is recognised as a "a brilliant negotiator with fantastic judgment", Anthony represents employers within both the public and private sector.

Within the sports environment Anthony has advised clients in the Premier Football League, regional rugby, county cricket and Formula 1.

An experienced advocate and speaker Anthony regularly appears on behalf of clients at employment tribunals and other forums.

Recent highlights of Anthony's experience include:-

Ensuring the effective delivery on a daily basis of international advice to several private sector clients across EMEA and North America;

Successfully representing a public sector employer in the employment tribunal defending sex discrimination and whistle blowing allegations;

Successfully representing an employer in defending an application for interim relief in respect of an alleged dismissal on grounds of union activities;

Advising on implementation of restructuring exercise for public sector body including advising on strategy to be adopted for collective consultation, advising on selection exercise in environment of no compulsory redundancies;

Advising University on merger discussion and subsequent implementation of restructuring where selecting in approach adopted rather than selecting out;

Assisting public sector body in successfully defeating age discrimination complaint relating to application of the phrase "recent experience" in selection exercise;

Successfully negotiating the settlement of the claim in respect of a senior officer within a Formula 1 team including in particular enforcing rights in respect of confidentiality/technical know-how;

Advising television production company on introduction of new terms and conditions for all staff including securing introduction of salary reductions and new bonus arrangements.

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Partner


Wales: Human resources

Employment: Cardiff

Within: Leading individuals

Anthony Rees - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Employment: Cardiff

The ‘responsive and pragmatic’ 20-strong team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides 'tactically astute’ and ‘very commercial advice’ across both contentious and non-contentious matters to public and private sector clients including Welsh Water, Wolverine Worldwide, Neilsen Group and British Broadcasting Corporation. The sheer size of the team enables practitioners within it to have significant pockets of expertise. For example, Thomas Player excels at handling industrial relations work and recently represented SPX Flow on its negotiation of a European Works Council in accordance with the EU directive and the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations. Many of Tom Bray’s clients are major global entities including Heathrow Airport, which he continues to represent on all its employment tribunals and industrial relations needs. ‘Outstanding’ team head Anthony Rees provides ‘responsive and solution-focused advice’ across a range of contentious and non-contentious work for both private and public sector clients; he recently successfully defended global motor manufacturing company Toyoda Gosei against claims of victimisation, race discrimination and breach of contract. Other recommended practitioners include Huw Rolant Jones, who leads on all the public sector mandates handled by the group; ‘impressive’ senior associate Richard Woodhead , who provides ‘sensitive and sensible advice’ on complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims; and legal director Helen Mortlock , who handles employment work for the firm’s higher education clients.

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