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Yannick is a senior associate in Acuity’s employment practice. Yannick trained and qualified with Clyde & Co in London and practised in the firm’s Dubai office for six years. He then worked for Addleshaw Goddard in Dubai prior to relocating to Cardiff.

He has extensive experience in advising major national and international corporate clients on the full range of issues throughout the employment cycle, including the implementation of employment contracts and policies, assisting employers with managing disciplinaries and grievances and advising on the termination of employment. 

Yannick prioritises building strong relationships with clients and focuses on providing employers with clear and practical advice in order to address their employment law issues. 

  • Drafting employment documentation and policies
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • International secondment arrangements
  • Corporate transactional support
  • Handling and investigating grievances
  • Advising employers on disciplinary matters
  • Termination of employment
  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Drafting and advising on settlement agreements
  • Team moves and enforceability of post-termination restrictions
  • Reviewing and amending employment contracts and staff handbooks for an international media company.
  • Providing day-to-day employment advice, including the management of performance and disciplinary issues for an international telecommunications and software developer.
  • Advising international professional service firms on gross misconduct dismissals
  • Assisting a luxury international makeup company with an internal investigation in response to complaints of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.
  • Advising a hotel chain on implementing reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
  • Advising international accountancy firms on enforcing post-termination restrictions.
  • Negotiating exit terms and drafting settlement agreements for and on behalf of senior executives.

Accolades

  • The Employment team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.

  • The Employment team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500.

Words from our clients

  • The employment legal team at the firm has been expanding which, from our impression, has resulted in the development of a strong, energised and dynamic team.