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Slaughter and May

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Work 020 7600 1200
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Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Jonathan Fenn

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Pensions and employment.


Jonathan is the head of the firm’s Pensions and Employment group. Partner specialising in pensions work, employee share schemes and employment.


Articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1986; partner 1995. Contributor ‘Pensions Law and Practice’ with precedents.


Association of Pension Lawyers; Executive Committee of the Share Plan Lawyers.


Maidstone Grammar School; King’s College, London (1983 LLB).

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Fenn - Slaughter and May

Within: Employee share schemes

Slaughter and May's 'knowledge, client service, responsiveness and ability to cut through complex issues is outstanding' thanks in part to the 'brilliant leadership' of Jonathan Fenn. The department has substantial experience advising on the employee incentives aspects of corporate transactions; recent examples include acting for Standard Life on the incentives aspects of its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management and assisting Market Tech Holdings with the share plan elements of its acquisition by LabTech Investments. Fenn also advised Segro on the incentives aspects of a rights issue and newly promoted partner Phil Linnard handled the establishment of a growth share scheme for a digital advisory company. Other clients include Ocado Group, Centrica and Michael Kors Holdings. Padraig Cronin joined the team from the firm's corporate department and Philip Bennett retired.

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Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

At Slaughter and May, key names include team leader Jonathan Fenn, newly promoted partner Phil Linnard and Padraig Cronin; Fenn regularly handles the appointment and dismissal of directors and senior management, Linnard is 'excellent' and Cronin is recommended for the employment aspects of corporate work. Recent highlights include Linnard handling the employment elements of Tata Steel's joint venture with thyssenkrupp, Fenn acting for Barratt Developments in an investigation into allegations of corruption in its London business and Cronin assisting Legal & General with the employment components of the sale of its Mature Savings business to the ReAssure division of Swiss Re. Aggreko, Bupa and John Lewis Partnership are also clients. Lizzie Twigger is also a name to note; she was promoted to senior counsel in 2017.

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