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Eugene Wojciechowski, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Employment

Profile

Eugene is a partner in the employment team and has worked on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. With over 20 years’ post qualification experience, he has advised a wide variety of clients within the information technology, financial services, logistics, automotive, utilities, media, retail, affordable housing and charity sectors. Clients have praised him for his commercial approach to work.

He is regularly involved with employment tribunal hearings, including those relating to complex unlawful discrimination and whistleblowing claims, and has assisted with appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Other areas of expertise include helping to resolve boardroom disputes, advising on TUPE, working with businesses on the management of redundancy and restructuring exercises, and supporting employers during trade union disputes.   

Eugene has also assisted senior executives with the negotiation of service agreements and high value severance deals (in excess of £1 million) and has provided strategic advice on team moves. He acts in post-termination restrictive covenant disputes, some of which have involved High Court injunction proceedings.

A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, he is editor and co-author of Drafting Service Agreements, a book published by Bloomsbury Professional, and regularly speaks at conferences and training events. 

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on the management of redundancy and restructuring programmes; variations to terms and conditions; and collective consultation across a wide variety of projects. He was recently involved in changes to approximately 750 employees’ terms and conditions of employment.
  • Assisting clients with trade union matters including collective bargaining and the provision of strategic advice in connection with industrial action. This included supporting a number of businesses through strike action.
  • Successfully representing a client at an employment tribunal hearing which involved complex state immunity and human rights arguments.
  • Advising clients on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) and on issues arising from outsourcing, insourcing, retendering, and offshoring exercises. He recently assisted with integration issues following a merger valued at over £1 billion.
  • Drafting bespoke service agreements, consultancy agreements, policies and procedures and other employment related documentation for an international organisation operating from a number of countries.

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