Thomas Player > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
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Tom is a partner in the Human Resources Practice Group having worked for Eversheds for over 17 years. He has a particular specialism in International Labour law, Industrial relations and business and human rights and is listed as a recommended individual in Chambers and Partners Legal Directory. Tom acts in an advisory capacity for many companies operating European Works Councils to ensure appropriate engagement with representatives to reduce the legal risk of breaches of the agreement and he has successfully led the company negotiations for companies in their discussions with global unions and representatives when drafting and amending their European Works Council (EWC) agreements.

Tom's client base is predominately private sector multi-national corporations and he also acts as lead HR client partner for a number of FTSE 250 companies and US based organisations. His work is largely international in nature and he regularly coordinates and manages large scale international employment law projects over multiple jurisdictions. Tom also leads for the Practice Group on Business and Human Rights and has recently acted as an expert advisor to Shift the leading non-governmental human rights organisation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Financial Reporting Council in their production of a Director's guidance on business and human rights reporting obligations. He also has extensive experience of the new Modern Slavery Act and is advising a large number of companies on the practical steps required to comply with their obligation to produce a slavery and trafficking statement.  



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Thomas PlayerEversheds 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.