Lara is an Associate Director in Osborne Clarke's employment team and is based in London. She is particularly experienced in providing transactional, advisory and litigation employment support to private equity houses and their portfolios.
Lara advises on a wide variety of employment matters including employment disputes, post termination restraints, harassment and discrimination investigations, dismissals and restructurings.
Lara is particularly experienced in advising on the employment side as part of corporate transactions (including private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments, IPOs and on the buy and sale side of M&A transactions). Her clients include a range of private equity houses and portfolios, VC companies and listed businesses. Lara also regularly advises management teams on their employment terms as part of private equity investments.
Lara has assisted in a variety of cross jurisdictional matters and has spent time working with the employment team in Osborne Clarke’s Milan office. Whilst she supports clients across a range of sectors, she has particular expertise in advising businesses in the TMC and Financial Services sectors.
As one of the employment team's data protection specialists, Lara regularly advises on data protection related employment issues including data subject access requests and employee monitoring.
"Lara is incredibly responsive and a joy with which to work. [She] has done a wonderful job of making [this matter] as smooth as possible and – dare I say – enjoyable at times."
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
My approach to supporting clients is very future focused and I regularly advise employers on the future of work challenges and opportunities. I am also very passionate about social diversity within the legal profession and as Co-Chair of Osborne Clarke's Social Diversity Committee, I am actively involved in the firm's diversity initiatives.
Private equity portfolios
Supporting a range of private equity houses and their portfolios with strategic employment issues including restrictive covenant disputes and senior executive appointments and terminations.
International insurance business
Assisting an international insurance business with a variety of employment issues including grievances, Tribunal claims, performance management and TUPE advice.
Global US NASDAQ listed company
Coordinating a cross-border employment project for a Global US NASDAQ listed company with their people issues across 17 jurisdictions in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Global workforce solutions company
Advising a global workforce solutions company on a large reduction in force impacting their European workforce, including supporting with all HR documentation and advising on strategy to minimise any risk of claims.
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