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Hannah Wilkins, Partner

Hannah Wilkins


Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • HR Consultancy
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Hannah is a Partner in our Human Resources Practice Group.

Hannah is an experienced international labour and employment lawyer who is qualified in the UK but who regularly advises on global employee issues. She provides day-to-day employment advice on both UK and international restructures, outsourcing arrangements and senior terminations. Hannah also advises on the global implementation of ethics codes; issues arising from a global contingent workforce; changes to compensation and bonus arrangements; as well as the creation of legal content for on line training programmes on performance management and line manager training across a number of jurisdictions. Hannah advises some of the biggest global technology companies in the world on their day to day global employment requirements and complex projects including global transactions and reorganisations. She has spent time on secondment to a global technology company, discharging the role of EMEA Employment Counsel and her clients welcome this insight. Legal 500 flagged that Hannah is one to watch and is ‘particularly active in the IT sector’.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Providing global employment law advice relating to the disposal by a NYSE listed US company of its global communications business for $2.6 billion involving employees in more than 30 countries;
  • A reverse takeover, for a global manufacturing client involving more than 20,000 employees in 35 jurisdictions;
  • The employment law aspects of a cross border acquisition for a substantial global communications and technology company.
  • Providing and reconciling the legal content for a training programme on performance management and basic employment law concepts across 13 jurisdictions for a global technology company;
  • Advising a global domain registrar and web hosting company on the second generation outsourcing of its call centre functions
  • On a tax driven intra-group reorganisation for a US corporate, involving critical engagement with employee representatives across 8 European countries.
  • As global employment lead on a corporate spin involving employees and employee representatives in 30 + countries.