Christopher Walter

Christopher Walter

Partner

Christopher Walter advises employer clients on HR practice and strategy in the UK, Europe and internationally.  His practice includes the employment and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and down-sizing, the drafting of bonus plans, share schemes, service/consultancy agreements, and agency worker contracts.  Mr. Walter is also a seasoned litigator and has considerable experience as a Tribunal advocate.  His practice encompasses the employment aspects of European data privacy compliance.

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New Directors’ Remuneration Regime: The Facts for Life Sciences Companies

In the wake of the financial crisis and the so-called ‘shareholder-spring’ of 2012 (a period during which many shareholders refused to endorse directors’ remuneration policies), the government has introduced new rules on directors’ remuneration reporting. The new rules: (i) increase the compliance burdens regarding the reporting of directors’ remuneration policies; (ii) increase shareholder control over … Continue Reading

“Bring Your Own Device to Work” – Can Life Sciences Employers Safely Embrace the Trend?

Since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, the popularity of smart phones and tablets has sky-rocketed.  These devices, with their sleek design, touch screens and easy access to a myriad of entertainment options, have fast become the preferred method of communication for executives. In recent years, a growing number of companies have allowed employees … Continue Reading

Agency Workers Regulations: Issues for Life Sciences Companies

Originally published as Covington E-Alert on June 15, 2011 The U.K. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has recently issued the final version of its guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which implement Directive 2008/104/EC. The Regulations come into force on 1 October 2011, and will entitle agency workers (or “temps”) to the … Continue Reading
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