Julian Cohen is highly regarded in his field and has
significant experience in advising regarding both complex transactions
and the day to day employment issues faced by every company. A sample
of some of the recent work and projects he has undertaken are set out
employment advisor on numerous significant (multi-million£)
transactions, (M&A, outsourcing, purchasing, in-sourcing etc).
Drafting and negotiating employment provisions and indemnities for
APA’s, MSA’s etc. Advice regarding application of
Acquired Rights Directive throughout EU, (including TUPE and similar
legislation in France, Germany, Italy, Spain etc). Exploring creative
options to achieve commercial deal objectives. Assisting with employee
consultation and communication throughout EMEA. Advising regarding
employee concerns re transfer.
Advising senior company leaders in North America,
Europe and the UK regarding impact of global projects in the UK and
Europe, for example: implementation of global HR policies and
procedures; restructuring and compensation & benefit initiatives.
Employment advice (contentious
Providing daily assistance to the HR and employment relations teams
covering the whole spectrum of the employment field, including
disciplinary and grievance issues, contractual issues, employee communications,
termination of employment and Tribunal Claims, including unfair
dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract etc.
benefit issues including: bonus schemes; sales compensation; benefit
documentation; company car schemes. Devising flexible benefits scheme
rules. Advising regarding withdrawal or changes to contractual
benefits. Working with pension experts regarding “defined
benefit” and “defined contribution” schemes.
Nortel’s UMTS Access business. Global £multi-million
transaction. Drafted and negotiated all employment relates terms and
conditions covering multiple jurisdictions and regions (Europe,
Asia-pacific and North America) relating to in excess of 1,500
employees, including advising regarding issues with Works Councils in
France, Spain and Italy.
global e-monitoring practices & drafting comprehensive global
flexible benefits scheme and scheme rules. Reviewing all UK employee
regarding partial withdrawal of company car benefits.
for and advising regarding closure of one of three principal UK sites.
Relocation, Expatriate and Localisation policies.
senior managers on Managing Employees Legally and Business Ethics.
Company Restrictive Covenants regarding departing employees.
scheme for employees based in Middle East.