Stephen Ravenscroft | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Stephen Ravenscroft
Stephen Ravenscroft

Stephen Ravenscroft

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 2118

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“The ‘excellent’ Stephen Ravenscroft, a ‘great all-rounder,’ is a standout partner at White & Case LLP.”

The Legal 500 2013


An experienced employment lawyer, Stephen advises on a wide range of strategic domestic HR matters. He often leads teams from multiple offices in complex, transnational employment matters.

His successful track record spans across all aspects of employment work, including multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, corporate restructuring and rationalisation proposals, investigations, recruitment and retention, dismissals and disputes.

His client list is varied and includes public and private corporations and financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Swinton Insurance, Office Depot, Digital Realty, Afren and Cinven.

Noted for his cutting-edge knowledge of the latest employment law issues, he has presented a number of seminars on related topics, both in London and Tokyo. He is also Editor-in-Chief of White & Case's quarterly Global Employment & Benefits Update newsletter.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Sports Law, King's College London, Postgraduate Certificate
  • LPC, College of Law, London
  • LLB, King's College London


  • English


Employment transactional work:
EP UK Investments Ltd Acquisition of Eggborough Power Limited, 2014

Providing complex employment advice in relation to its acquisition of Eggborough Power Limited, owner of the 2GW Eggborough Power Station located in North Yorkshire.

ICBC acquisition of Standard Bank plc, 2014

Advising ICBC on multi jurisdictional employment issues relating to its £432 million acquisition of a majority stake in Standard Bank plc.

Employment litigation:
Digital Realty, 2014

Advising Digital Realty in relation to an employment dispute in the High Court of Singapore and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

East One Group, 2012 – 2013

Advising East One on service out of jurisdiction of a High Court claim against a Russian national.

Cinven, 2007 – 2014

Advising Cinven on Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation concerning a disability discrimination claim.

Employment advisory work:
Kaupthing, 2014

Advising Kaupthing on a variety of employment matters concerning its fashion retail portfolio companies, including Karen Millen, Coast, Warehouse and Oasis.

Afren plc, 2014

Advising Afren plc on the suspension and removal of its CEO and COO, in connection with allegations concerning unauthorised payments by a third party.

Office Depot, 2014

Advising Office Depot on a major European transformation project involving European, national and local consultation with employee representative bodies.

Swinton Insurance, 2011 – 2014

Advising Swinton on the restructuring of senior management roles and the reorganisation of its branch office network, affecting over 500 branch offices.

Speaking Engagements

"UK Employment law", 19 June 2014: European Business Union Seminar,
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"UK and European Employment law", 17 April 2014: LVA Europe seminar,
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"Contract protection, restrictive covenants and team moves", 17 October 2013: LexisNexis Conference, Employment Law for In-House Legal,
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  • EU court says sales workers on holiday must still get commission, Reuters, 22 May 2014, (contributor)
  • Investigating Misconduct Under Foreign Law Poses Challenges, Society for Human Resource Management, 11 November 2014, (contributor)
  • Shared Parental Leave System, Company Secretary's Review, LexisNexis, January 2014

Awards & Recognition

First-rate lawyer, Legal 500 2016

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2014

Employment – UK