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Ryan Carthew is an employment partner in Dentons’ London office. He has over 15 years’ experience in advising employers on all aspects of employment law. Ryan specialises in advising clients on resolving complex disputes, with a focus on enforcing restrictive covenants, protecting trade secrets and intellectual property, defending discrimination claims and managing responses to whistleblowing disclosures. He also has extensive experience in advising on employment issues arising in relation to corporate and organisational restructures, outsourcing projects, service provision changes, privacy and data protection. He also has particular expertise in advising on regulatory issues relating to employees in the financial services sector. He is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, and as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Trainee and associate Gadens Lawyers, Australia 1999-2001; associate and senior associate Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia 2001-05; solicitor and senior associate Lawrence Graham LLP 2005-11; partner Salans (now Dentons) 2011-13; partner 90 Dentons 2013-present.




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Newton Moore Senior High School; University of Western Australia (Bachelors of Law).


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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Dentons provides 'excellent advice with a very personable service' under the leadership of the 'brilliant' Virginia Allen. Clients also single out Michael Bronstein as 'a highly knowledgeable and practical individual'; he specialises in employee competition matters. The group regularly handles international mandates, investigations and outsourcing work and is active in the financial space; it recently advised the official receiver and PwC on the employment aspects of the liquidation of Carillion, assisted British Steel with the establishment of its global operations and handled the employment elements of Aberdeen Asset Management's merger with Standard Life. Aegon, John Lewis Partnership and Apax Capital Partners are also clients. Other key individuals include Ryan Carthew, Gilla Harris and Roger Tynan.

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