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A leading international low-cost airline company

Advising on the contentious termination of its agreement with a high profile call centre provider (operating in three jurisdictions including non-EU, the EU and the UK) and other strategic employment issues 

A global management consulting firm

Advising on a complex, cross-border employment dispute involving a team move (involving the UK, China, Hong Kong and the Netherlands) which arose after the client acquired a business in Greater China; and separately High Court litigation including an injunction in the UK in relation to a team move in Dubai and strategic considerations linked to associated proceedings in Dubai

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A major energy client

Advising on the contentious issues arising out of a restructuring including redundancies and changes to the terms and conditions of the employees of their confidential contractor, as well as threats of industrial action 

CommSec and individual executives

Advising on Federal Court proceedings commenced by a former employee alleging sex discrimination and sexual harassment, disability discrimination, breach of implied terms of mutual trust and confidence and breach of trade practices legislation. The final hearing of the substantive case absorbed 94 hearing days with all respondents completely successful. The CBA Group (including CommSec) was awarded A$5.85 million in costs against the former employee

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Advising in a high profile whistle-blower proceeding

Ernst & Young

Advising as the administrators of Nortel Networks UK Limited and its European subsidiaries on the employment issues arising from the administration of more than 30 subsidiaries in EMEA, including insolvency and restructuring issues, a series of substantial cross-border M&A transactions and various employment litigation in the UK and internationally 

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