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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
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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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Anthony ReesEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The ‘superb‘ four-partner team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is particularly well regarded for its aptitude at advising large private sector corporate clients (including within the financial services, life sciences and retail sectors) across a broad range of ongoing employment/HR issues, as well as in the context of employment-related corporate support work. Team head Anthony Rees  has a strong reputation advising on international restructurings and mandates with potentionally reputation damaging ramifications, where he is effective at providing advice which is mindful of risk management issues. Rees is also well regarded for his contentious expertise and regularly handles the advocacy himself in relation to employment tribunal matters. Much of  Thomas Player ‘s work has an international flavour, including advice on cross-border restructurings, as well as as in the context of collective employment law, work which regularly sees him acting in an advisory capacity for many companies operating European Works Councils. Tom Bray  regularly provides the employment law advice pursuant to international commercial and corporate transactions and is also noted for his work within the aviation sector, where he has been particularly active of late advising core client Heathrow Airport on a myriad employment issues exacerbated by the pandemic.