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Sarah joined the London Employment, Compensation & Benefits group as an associate in April 2012.
Sarah has experience in advising UK and international employers on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including employment contracts and executive service agreements, employee handbooks, disciplinary and grievance procedures, discrimination and harassment claims, issues on termination of employment and settlement agreements, issues regarding post-termination restrictive covenants, garden leave and potential whistleblowing claims.
Sarah has acted for buyers, sellers and lenders in share and asset sales which have involved advising on associated TUPE issues and individual and collective redundancy issues.
Sarah has also advised clients from various jurisdictions on the design and implementation of equity and cash-based incentive plans. This work involves advising on the securities, tax, foreign exchange, employment, data privacy and e-commerce issues clients may encounter in each country where they operate their plans.
Prior to joining White & Case, Sarah trained at a leading US firm for two years including a six-month secondment to a major city investment bank. Sarah has co-authored articles published in The Employment Law Journal and in client updates. Sarah is also responsible for authoring the Firm's Global Employment & Benefits newsletter and Global Compensation Update, which are sent quarterly to clients across the globe. Sarah is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
A globally operating credit insurer and its local employers and employees in various countries in connection with the implementation of a complex international savings plan. This work has involved co-ordinating with lawyers in over 20 countries on the securities, tax and foreign exchange requirements applying to the parent company and its local employers in connection with the proposed employee share offering.
A global accounting and administration company on the establishment of a management incentive plan.
A Kazakhstan-based company on the implementation of an employee share offering plan.
A multinational chemical manufacturer on the relevant securities, tax and foreign exchange requirements in connection with the implementation of an employee share purchase scheme.
A British yacht maker and its private equity owners on the employment aspects in connection with the sale of the company to one of China's largest conglomerates.
Women in the Workplace, Company Secretary's Review, September 2012
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, Tolley's CSR Company Service, August 2012
Direct Age Discrimination, Company Secretary's Review, June 2012