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Helen Levendi (née Joseph) is an associate in the Firm's London Employment, Compensation & Benefits Team.
Helen has experience advising a range of international and domestic clients on various aspects of employment law, in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Helen's experience has included conducting employment tribunal litigation; and advising on employment contracts and executive service agreements, employee handbooks, consultancy and secondment arrangements, director appointments, agency workers, issues on termination of employment and settlement agreements, redundancy procedures, disciplinary and grievance procedures, discrimination and unfair dismissal issues, maternity leave issues, data protection issues (including the handling of data subject access requests), team moves and issues regarding restrictive covenants and garden leave, directors' and officers' liability insurance and issues connected with employees on insolvency.
Helen also has transactional experience acting for buyers, sellers and lenders in both share and asset sales, including advising on associated TUPE issues, consultation with trade unions, works councils and other employee representative bodies and individual and collective redundancy issues.
A global provider of professional services for a potential team move and associated issues of post-termination restrictions, garden leave and potential injunctive relief.
A leading US multinational company on an ongoing basis on a number of employment-related issues. Issues have included conducting employment tribunal litigation on unfair dismissal and discrimination claims, employment contracts and the enforceability of post-termination restraints, large-scale reorganisations, redundancies, settlement agreements, the handling of grievances and disciplinary processes, the handling of long-term sickness absence and requests for reasonable adjustments, data privacy issues, responding to a data subject access request and disability discrimination questionnaire and the tax treatment of an allocation of restricted stock units. Much of this work has been complex and strategic, some with cross-border aspects.
A global architectural firm on independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and on executive service agreements in the UK.
A leading international bank on an ongoing basis in connection with the effective operation of clawback provisions, including the conduct of multijurisdiction surveys.
An international engineering, construction and services contractor on the law of collective redundancies and consultation in the UK.
Dealing with the employment aspects of an investigation, Employment Law Journal, June 2013
Forfeiture, penalty and repudiation: terminating the employment of highly paid employees, White & Case Client Insight, January 2013
Holiday pay: carry over or "use it or lose it", White & Case Client Insight, September 2012, and Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter, October 2012
New rights for agency workers, White & Case Client Insight, September 2011
TUPE Developments for Service Providers – Key Case Law of 2009 and 2010, White & Case Client Insight, March 2011