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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Norton Rose Fulbright handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment mandates including cross-border transactions, recruitment work, disputes, privacy law issues and industrial relations matters. Department head Paul Griffin is noted for his expertise in international employment issues and has substantial knowledge of the technology, financial services and transport sectors. Catrina Smith and of counsel Nick Howard are also recommended: Smith focuses on the energy, life sciences and infrastructure sectors while Howard handles issues in the pharmaceutical and technology fields. Clients include BMW, BP, Direct Line, Starr International and Pfizer.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Norton Rose Fulbright combines local expertise with the resources of a wider global network to cover the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues across the corporate governance sphere. Its depth and breadth of expertise has enabled it to develop strong relationships with a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies, financial institutions and investors, among others. Led by Christopher Pearson, the team advises clients on a wide range of matters, including preparing for AGMs, annual reporting obligations, shareholder activism, board composition and conflicts policies. Corporate partner Claire O’Donnell, who has more than 15 years of M&A experience, advises boards on the ethical aspects of transactions, directors' duties and other governance issues. Jonathan Herbst, who is the global head of the financial services regulatory practice, has specialist expertise in banking and brokerage regulation. The firm's strong non-contentious offering is complemented by its excellent record in contentious matters, including domestic and cross-border regulatory investigations and enforcement action. It has a particularly stand out reputation in investigations into financial crimes and related prosecutions; Sam Eastwood, (now at Mayer Brown International LLP) who led the business ethics and anti-corruption practice, is a name to note in this space. On a related note, Neil O’May, Ruth Cowley, Jason Moss and Paul Griffin are representing Carl Rogberg, the former financial director of Tesco, in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution connected with accounting practices at the retailer.

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