Sheena McCaffrey

Special Counsel


P: +44.20.7726.3681
F: +44.20.7726.3581
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Sheena McCaffrey advises on employment, pension and benefit issues. She advises on employment terms and policies; restructuring and compliance issues; incentive and retention plans; and, the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Ms. McCaffrey provides advice in respect of UK pension law compliance and the management of pension issues to employers and trustees. She has extensive experience advising on the employment, benefits and pensions aspects of acquisitions and disposals in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Ms. McCaffrey has advised on the employment and pensions aspects of group re-organisations and insolvencies and has worked on a number of defined benefit pension plan closures and plan mergers. She advises companies on the Transfer of Undertakings regime and the impact on business sales and outsourcing arrangements. She regularly advises on the terms of employment contracts and policies including those of senior employees. She has worked with employers on sensitive employee investigations where claims of harassment and discrimination have been raised as well as advising on personnel policies and procedures.

In the restrictive covenant field she advises on drafting and enforcement and has worked on matters involving cross-border enforcement as well as ‘team move’ cases. Ms. McCaffrey also advises on data protection issues and compliance with the UK data protection regime.

Related Experience

  • Advising on a multi national acquisition involving the acquisition of companies in a number of jurisdictions and the related transfer of staff employed by ‘sister’ companies*
  • Advising a U.S. entity on the closure of its UK operations and redundancy (severance) of UK based staff*
  • Advising a U.S. entity on a series of discrimination claims made against senior UK staff involving claims of bullying and harassment*
  • Advice to a Private Equity Group on the UK aspects of a worldwide acquisition including the establishment of a UK defined benefit pension plan and subsequent re-negotiation of the obligations and liabilities to be transferred*
  • Advice on the enforcement of an English restrictive covenant in the U.S.*
  • Implementation and amendment of retention plans for senior executives*
  • Advised Liberty Media Corporation on the acquisition of its interest in Formula One, the iconic global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers led by CVC Capital Partners

*Prior to joining Baker Botts


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