"Merrill April is singled out by contributers for her ability to "explain the law in a way that mitigates risk, and understand the legal and commercial point of view." She advises employers of all sizes, from start-ups to established corporations. "Chambers UK - 2016
Executives & Senior Management: Sense on your side
At a glance
As a senior executive, you’ll naturally want to safeguard your interests, when you join an organisation and when you leave. Our unparalleled experience of negotiating for senior professionals and directors helps ensure the best deal for you, using an astute combination of legal expertise and sound business sense.
Our experience can help throughout your tenure at your chosen company or institution. We can negotiate your employment contract, bonuses and incentives when you join, and protect your financial well-being and reputation at key points in your career or when you leave.
You may need to address ownership rights or partnership law, or mitigate the effect of restrictive covenants. You may even face a dispute over discrimination, whistleblowing or regulatory investigations. While these can be unsettling, you can face these issues with confidence, knowing you have our experience and expert knowledge on your side.
Advising a number of senior executives at BDO LLP on their exits from the firm.
Regularly advise KPMG on employment offers and contracts to new senior employees.
Advised a Vice President of marketing on their exit from a global asset management firm.
Acting for a Senior Executive in relation to a protracted negotiated exit worth in excess of £250,000 after over a decade’s service with their employer.
Advised a managing director on their exit from the company which they co-founded and extraction of their shares from the company. The team provided strategic advice on all aspects of the exit, from successful amendments to restrictive covenants to ensuring that all elements of the exit were tax efficient.
Advised a senior manager in connection with allegations of gross misconduct against them and their associated grievance with whistleblowing elements. The team successfully negotiated a suspension of all disciplinary proceedings against the client and a financial exit.