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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

The team at Dentons regularly acts for financial institutions across a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Group head Michael Bronstein advised Sanofi on claims brought against the company regarding the recruitment of a senior individual from a competitor. Ryan Carthew led advice to Dutch insurer Aegon on the employment aspects of its acquisition of shares in Cofunds. Also recommended are Virginia Allen, who assists clients with day-to-day matters, grievances and exit negotiations with senior executives, and Gilla Harris. Other clients include John Lewis Partnership, Informa and Cathay Group.

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