Helen Levendi

Partner, London

Biography

“She provides “clarity of advice and support” while showing "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness.””

One source said, “My experience of Helen has been first-class. She has demonstrated commerciality, but with the right balance of highlighting the necessary associated risks.”

Chambers UK 2019/Chambers UK 2018

Overview

Helen Levendi is a partner in the London Employment, Compensation & Benefits Practice.

Helen specialises in advising international and domestic clients on various aspects of employment law globally, including employment contracts and executive service agreements, consultancy and secondment arrangements, board appointments, executive compensation, recruitment and termination of employment, outsourcing arrangements, large scale restructuring and redundancy procedures, team moves and restrictive covenants, issues connected with employees on insolvency and employment tribunal litigation.

Helen also has extensive multi-jurisdictional transaction experience, acting for buyers, sellers and lenders on private equity and corporate transactions, including advising on associated TUPE/employee transfer issues, consultation with trade unions and works councils and collective redundancy issues.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School

London

LLB
King's College London
Languages
English

Experience

Coast Group, one of UK's leading high street fashion brands, on the associated TUPE and other ECB aspects of the entry into administration of some of the Group's entities, and the subsequent pre-pack sale out of administration of certain assets

Avast on the employment and incentives aspects of its IPO on the London Stock Exchange, being the biggest ever software IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

Investment Company on the ECB aspects of its acquisition of a luxury lingerie brand, including the consultation aspects of the acquisition in a number of jurisdictions, and, post-acquisition, continuing to advise on day-to-day ECB matters.

Lightsource on the ECB aspects of the sale of 43.2% of the Lightsource business to BP.

Oaktree Capital Management on the ECB aspects of its sale of the SACO property portfolio, one of the UK's leading providers of serviced apartments with properties around the world, to Brookfield Asset Management.

Various PE owned portfolio companies in connection with the employment and equity aspects of the hiring and departure of senior executives and other changes in management teams.

EP UK Investments Ltd on the ECB aspects of the acquisition of two combined cycle gas turbine power stations for £318 million, including advising on a TUPE process.

The Scots Miracle-Gro Company on the ECB aspects of the disposal of its European operations (including across the UK, France and Germany), including advising on information and consultation obligations.

BUPA on the ECB aspects of its acquisition of Oasis Healthcare, the UK's leading dental provider.

LINE Corporation, on the ECB aspects of its acquisition of the global MixRadio business from Microsoft Mobile Oy, including advising on the implications of the transaction for employees in 16 countries.

Publications

Global Employee Equity at a glance

Global Employee Consultations at a glance

Awards and Recognition

Up and Coming (Chambers UK 2019)

Associate to Watch (Chambers UK 2018)