Ed Bowyer

Ed Bowyer

Partner
London

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2682

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

'Really excellent to work with and thoroughly recommended'

Chambers UK, 2019

Employment partner Ed Bowyer is 'very commercial', advising multinational corporations on issues arising from all aspects of the employment relationship. Ed is 'recommended for his client skills' and his 'open and friendly style'. He offers 'practical, legally sound advice', cutting through the complexity to explain the crux of an issue, and how to overcome it. 

Ed has over 20 years’ experience in “bet the company” high value Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation and 'enjoys a healthy reputation as a determined and effective litigator'. He regularly handles complex claims such as discrimination and harassment, whistleblowing and post termination restrictive covenant and bonus disputes. 

Ed has deep experience in relation to collective consultation issues and manages the employment aspects of complex international transactions, including large scale outsourcing agreements, mergers and acquisitions and joint venture arrangements.  Ed regularly speaks at employment law seminars and runs client training workshops. 

Awards and recognitions

2018-2020

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018

Named in the 'World’s leading labour & employment lawyers' list
Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment

2018

"he is very user-friendly and available, providing practical and robust advice"
Chambers UK

2018

"really excellent to work with and thoroughly recommended" says an impressed source
Chambers UK

Education and admissions

Education

B.A., University of Durham

CPE, The College of Law, Guildford

LPC, The College of Law, Guildford

Memberships

Member of ELA

Related industries

Private Capital

Related practices

Employment

Representative experience

Advising a global insurance company in respect of its successful defence of high value and sensitive allegations of sexual harassment and unequal pay.

Advising a global settlement exchange in respect of its successful defence of allegations of disability discrimination and harassment including advice on complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Advising a multinational management consultant on its successful enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants in both the UK and UAE.

Running an investigation on behalf of a global depository bank in relation to complex and sensitive allegations of discrimination and bullying arising out of sexual orientation.

Providing bespoke training sessions to the entire workforce of a leading private equity company in relation to bullying and harassment in the workplace. 

Advising a leading online travel company in relation to its global restructuring and downsizing following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advising a household name insurance company in relation to the TUPE implications of its outsourcing of material back office functions to a third party provider.

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