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HFW strengthens its complex commercial and employment disputes capability

2 July 2015

Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Simon Clark as a full time Consultant in its employment practice. Simon joins the London office effective 1 July 2015. He was formerly General Counsel and Executive Committee Member at a leading City financial services company.

Simon specialises in complex commercial and employment disputes worldwide, as well as advising on corporate and regulatory investigations and crisis management. His advice covers not only the legal issues but also negotiations with regulators, reputation management and press/investor relations in respect of those issues.

Simon also advises on complex employment issues, including the hiring of high value teams and individuals, grievances, terminations, redundancy and restructuring, TUPE, post termination restrictions, deferred compensation schemes and remuneration practices.

Neil Adams, head of the firm’s employment practice commented: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to the firm. Having previously worked with Simon, I know that his experience of handling complex commercial and employment law issues, and the unique insight he can bring having held senior positions in City financial services firms, will greatly enhance our existing capability.”

Simon said: “I am pleased to join HFW and to be working again with Neil Adams. HFW’s global platform provides an exciting opportunity for me to extend the range of services the firm can offer to its international client base.”

For more information, please contact

Neil Adams, Partner, on +44 (0)20 7264 8418 or email

Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546 or email

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