Chris Syder has joined the Basingstoke office of Penningtons Manches LLP as an employment law partner. Previously the head of employment at Davies Arnold Cooper, London for many years, Chris joins the firm from international law firm DACBeachcroft. He is the CBI’s Governing Body representative for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the CBI's Management Board representative for the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).
He brings more than a decade of successful City experience to both the Basingstoke and London-based employment teams. His national employment law practice covers all aspects of employment law ranging from HR advisory to the employment law implications of business acquisitions and outsourcing through to discrimination claims, unfair dismissal cases and national and international trade union matters.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: “I am delighted to join Penningtons Manches at an exciting time for our newly merged firm. All businesses seeking profitable growth need experts who can provide more national and international employment law services for less cost. I look forward to playing my part as our enlarged firm goes from strength to strength.”
Paul Mander, head of employment, commented: “We are delighted to add Chris to our existing 30-strong employment team at Penningtons Manches and his experience and international knowhow will be a great bonus. The team in the Basingstoke office - including existing partner David Bickford - already has a strong presence and impressive client list in the region and will be taken to new heights by Chris’s arrival.”