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Penningtons Manches LLP

Work 020 7457 3000
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Andrew Haywood

Work 020 7457 3024
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Employment, sports and entertainment, technology.


Partner specialising in both contentious and non contentious employment law issues. He has particular experience in the areas of age discrimination and the enforcement of post-termination restrictions. His corporate practice is drawn from a number of sectors including media, retail and financial services where he advises on day-to-day and post-employment issues. Andrew also acts for several household names in the technology sector. He has specialist expertise in the sports and entertainment industry and heads up the firm’s sports and entertainment sector group. He has been instructed by sports clubs, agents and professionals on a variety of matters including disciplinary and contractual disputes. On the individual side, he advises many senior executives and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals.


Trained and qualified, Green Vine Beverley Palos 1999-2004; assistant solicitor, Rollingsons 2004 – 2006; associate, BP Collins 2006 – 2008; partner, Penningtons Manches LLP (formerly senior associate, Dawsons & Penningtons Solicitors LLP 2008-2013) 2014.




City of London School, Nottingham Trent University (LLB (Hons) Law 1998), Nottingham Law School (LPC, 1999), Kings College, London (Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law 2000).

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Penningtons Manches LLP provides 'an excellent cradle-to-grave service with a particular emphasis on client care' and is 'very strategic and unflappable in even the most complex employment disputes'. Key areas of expertise for the department include assisting senior executives, handling boardroom disputes, whisteblowing and discrimination claims, restrictive covenants and confidentiality injunctions, data protection work and reorganisations. Recent highlights include Andrew Haywood acting for Curzon Street Partners in a constructive dismissal claim brought by a former chef. Tom Walker is also a key name to note.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

'One to watch' in the sports sector,¬†Penningtons Manches LLP¬†has been 'building up its sports practice with real energy'; motorsports, power-boat racing, football and golf have been particular areas of activity. Exemplifying the practice's strength in commercial litigation, the 'committed', 'energetic and highly accomplished'¬†Richard Marshall¬†continued to advise the Ortiz-Pati√Īo estate on its potential ‚ā¨15m breach of contract claim concerning its sale of Valderrama Group, owner of the Valderrama Golf Club. Immigration is another area of expertise:¬†Hazar El-Chamaa¬†acted for an e-sports tournament organiser on obtaining a visa for an e-sports player to enable him to play in a UK competition, and advised one international footballer on the impact of Brexit on his transfer to a UK premiership club. Rennes FC is another client. 'Very pragmatic'¬†employment and disciplinary expert¬†Andrew Haywood¬†heads the department, and is 'ambitious for outcomes for his clients'.

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