Lee Harding brings advisory, transactional, and litigation experience to his practice. He represents both FTSE and Fortune 100 corporations, large multinationals, technology-driven and IP-rich businesses, banks, and financial services institutions. With experience resolving complex employment disputes, Lee advises clients on labor, data privacy, and employment matters, including global data privacy and compliance projects. He also provides strategic advice on the establishment and amendment of bonus and equity programs.
Providing corporate support and advice to the buyer and seller on mergers and acquisitions, including advising on document disclosure, due diligence, as well as drafting warranties, indemnities and other commercial documentation;
Managing cross-border transactions and restructuring exercises by instructing foreign counsel, digesting the result and presenting the information to clients in a clear and coherent manner;
Providing supporting advice and documentation to clients when managing TUPE and collective consultation obligations;
Providing strategic advice on the establishment, variation and amendment of bonus schemes and equity plans;
Advising clients on pay negotiation and anti-strike strategies with their trade unions;
Advising clients on the scope and enforceability of restrictive covenants, especially where this is connected to a possible team move and where damages might not be an adequate remedy; and
Providing strategic advice to HR clients on a wide range of matters, including in connection with complex investigation and disciplinary matters.
Managing a busy Employment Tribunal case load and proactively advising the client on merits and litigation strategy throughout the case management process;
Supervising and providing guidance to junior fee earners on conduct of litigation matters;
Defending a variety of complex claims; and
Instructing counsel and expert witnesses, drafting legal pleadings, witness statements and other key documentation and correspondence.