Sarah joined the London Employment, Compensation & Benefits Group as an associate in April 2012.
Sarah has experience of 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 and 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.
Sarah has also broadened overseas connections whilst on a six month secondment to the Paris Employment, Compensation and Benefits Group.
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, Company Secretary’s Review, and in client updates.
ASK Chemicals on the employment aspects arising in connection with its EUR 11,000,000 acquisition of certain assets of Hexion Inc.
Huhtamäki Oyj, a global packaging company headquartered in Finland on the employment aspects involved in connection with the €141 million divestment of its Films business to DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by the private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.
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.
An employment tribunal claim brought by an electronics manufacturing services company on whether there had been a "relevant transfer" in accordance with Regulation 3 of TUPE in respect of the contracts of employment of four employees who were engaged by the company's service provider.
An international healthcare group on the acquisition of the largest healthcare provider in Poland on a number of employment related issues concerning executive service agreements and a long-term incentive plan. Much of this work has been complex and strategic and involved co-ordinating with lawyers from White & Case's office in Poland.
A High Court breach of contract claim brought by an international investment advisory group that provides services in the field of strategic managements and invested diversified portfolio of assets.
A project management membership organisation in connection with its acquisition of a UK based project management consultancy on issues involving employment contracts and consultancy agreements.
Advising a medical research organisation providing expert regulatory, laboratory, clinical, and compliance services to medical device and healthcare product manufacturers in connection with issues on termination of employment of an employee.
Settlement Agreements: No ‘one size fits all’ approach, Employment Law Journal, March 2017