Fladgate announces appointment of employment partner

Our team: Charles Wander, Michael McCartney

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of employment partner Michael McCartney, who joins from Fasken Martineau LLP where he was head of the employment practice group.

Michael has extensive experience of advising on the employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional cross-border transactions and restructurings. He has a large international dimension to his practice, working closely with counsel and in-house lawyers across the EU and North America on regional corporate and employment matters.  Michael’s practice includes acting in high value litigation disputes in the High Court and Employment Tribunal where he has gained particular experience of advising on restrictive covenant issues and international disputes.

He has been recognised as a leading individual for employment law by the Legal 500 in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Fladgate has made a number of notable hires in recent months, including employment partner Taj Rehal from Howard Kennedy, Memery Crystal’s head of dispute resolution Bree Taylor, a three partner team from Locke Lord, comprising Daniel Polden (real estate), Graham Spitz (corporate) and Luke Morris (banking), together with construction specialist Barry Hembling who joined from Fenwick Elliott.

Commenting on the appointment, Fladgate’s Chairman Charles Wander said: “Michael’s experience of working on a cross-border platform will complement Fladgate’s considerable international dimension and we very much look forward to welcoming him to the firm.”

Michael McCartney added: “Fladgate’s ambitious plans for future growth represent an exciting opportunity for me to develop and grow my practice. I am very much looking forward to contributing to Fladgate’s ongoing success and to working with the employment team to strengthen its presence even further.”

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