Hogan Lovells Bolsters Employment Law Capability with Double Partner Hire

22 February 2016 - Hogan Lovells has bolstered its Employment and Executive Compensation and Share Incentives capability with the hire of two new partners. Stefan Martin joins the firm on Monday 29th February as a partner in the Employment practice and Paul Randall will join at a later date as Co-Head of the Executive Compensation and Share Incentives (ESI) team.

Stefan is a highly-accomplished employment lawyer having practiced for 20 years across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. From complex employment litigation to large corporate and outsourcing transactions at an international level, Stefan is experienced at advising global employers on a cross-border basis in multiple jurisdictions. His client base focuses on the financial sector and well-known corporates.

Paul specialises in advising on the design, implementation and operation of executive and employee equity share acquisition plans, employee benefit trusts and performance related remuneration, as well as on the share plan aspects of MBOs, M&A, IPOs and reorganisations. His industry experience will be integral to the continued development and globalisation of the ESI practice.

Paul and Stefan are both highly-rated in the market, appearing consistently in directory rankings. Both have helped to build their respective practices at previous firms, Stefan at A&O and Paul at Ashurst.

Elizabeth Slattery, London Head of Employment, Hogan Lovells, said:
"Stefan and Paul are well-respected in the London market and very experienced.  Their arrival significantly bolsters our Employment and Executive Compensation and Share Incentives offering and they will be a tremendous asset to our U.K. and global teams. The employment law issues that multinationals face are now more complex than ever.  Our ability to advise across multiple jurisdictions on anything from corporate reorganisations to boardroom disputes, executive remuneration and corporate governance means that we can act as an extension of a global in-house team whenever those challenges arise."

Stefan Martin said:
"The Hogan Lovells employment practice has an outstanding reputation for handling high-profile matters for blue chip clients in the U.K. and Europe. Joining the firm presents an exciting opportunity to help to continue to grow what is already a highly rated employment practice, and I look forward to working with the team in London and around the world."

Paul Randall added:
"Hogan Lovells' combined strength across traditional employment law and employee share incentives has enabled the firm to offer a broad level of support for corporates, at boardroom level. They have a longstanding reputation for strategic cross border advice on the most sensitive employment law challenges. I am delighted to join a team that I hold in very high regard."

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