Henry Clinton-Davis

Former Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

Henry Clinton-Davis

Henry Clinton-Davis

Former Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

Biography

Arnold & Porter LLP
Henry Clinton-Davis is a partner in the employment practice group and leads the UK employment law team. He is listed in the leading directories of recommended lawyers.

Henry's practice covers all areas of UK employment law and business immigration. He also regularly co-ordinates employment projects in the EU and beyond. His approach is commercial and solution-driven.

Henry advises clients on drafting up employment and consultancy agreements and handbooks both within the UK and the EU as well as on secondment and assignment issues when transferring staff internationally; drafting and enforcing non-compete clauses and confidentiality restrictions; handling poor performance and claims of discrimination; redundancies (reductions in force) and lay-offs; avoiding workplace harassment; conducting disciplinary investigations and grievances; work permits and visas and data privacy (including issues around the transfer of human resources data from the EU to the US). Henry also handles the employment issues arising in mergers, outsourcings and consolidations, including workforce consultation, changing contracts of employment and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE). Henry is a former barrister and is experienced at conducting all types of employment-related litigation. He is also in demand as a trainer on employment law topics, invited by clients to run custom-made, interactive training programs for line managers.

Henry is a member of the management committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and vice-chair of ELA's international committee. He is a past president of the Labour Law Commission of the International Lawyers Association (AIJA) and a mediator accredited with the Centre for Dispute Resolution in London. He is a regular speaker at both external and firm human resources (HR) seminars and events


Employment Representative Matters

Represented countless US companies setting up UK-compliant employment and consultancy contracts and workplace policies and advises on work permits and visas to enable key employees to work in the UK.
Advised global biopharmaceutical company on a reorganization of its UK operations involving combined collective redundancies and TUPE transfers overseas.
Advised global toy manufacturer on the collection and processing of HR data from 14 European countries in a centralized SAP HR system.
Assisted numerous companies to put in place Bribery Act compliant policies and other anti-corruption measures.
Represented two leading private equity companies on the international employment issues arising from their acquisition of a government consulting unit from a global defence contractor (US$1.65 billion deal).
Successfully defended numerous companies against claims of harassment and discrimination against senior managers, brokering favourable settlements both in mediations and out-of-court negotiations.
Advised both US and European companies on the employment, whistle-blowing, and data-privacy issues arising in the conduct of internal investigations
Advised leading international hotel chain on the outsourcing of its IT and reservations functions.
Advised various companies on consultations with their workforce over the closure of defined benefit pension schemes and replacement with defined contribution plans.
Advised multinational life sciences company on European Works Councils.



Awards

International Lawyers Association's "Best Paper" Award 1992

Middle Temple 's Entrance Exhibition Award 1985
Rankings

Chambers UK 2013 - Recommended for Employment: Employer

The Legal 500 UK 2012 - Recommended for Human Resources: Employment: Employers and Senior Executive

The Legal 500 UK 2011: Human Resources - Employment

Legal Business’ ‘Legal Experts 2010’

Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2006-2011 for Employment Law

Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers 2009-2010
Articles
Henry Clinton-Davis "Defending a Claim to Sexism" Financial News 16 Feb. (2009)
Henry Clinton-Davis "Rolling out Codes of Conduct in Europe" HR Confidential, 2007
Henry Clinton-Davis "Do Overseas Employees Enjoy UK Protection?" ELA Briefing (a specialist employment periodical for UK employment lawyers), 2006
Henry Clinton-Davis "Key Employment Issues When Doing Business in the UK and Europe" Pulse of Technology, 2005
Henry Clinton-Davis "ACAS Code relating to Trade Union Learning Representatives" Co-author, Employment Lawyers Association's submission to the UK government, 2005
Henry Clinton-Davis "Rolled up Holiday Pay" Recruitment International, 2004
Presentations
Henry Clinton-Davis "Employment Law Round-up" UKTI, British Consulate, Boston, MA, January 2011
Henry Clinton-Davis "UK/EU Employment Law for US HR Professionals and in-house Counsel" Waltham, January 2011
Henry Clinton-Davis "UK Employment Update - Investigating Misconduct" Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP, November 2010
Henry Clinton-Davis "Bribery Act 2010 - Employment Issues" Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP, October 2010
Henry Clinton-Davis "Employment Power for Qualified Persons in Pharmacovigilence" June 2010
Henry Clinton-Davis "Hiring & Firing in the UK" UKTI, British Consulate, Boston, November 2009
Henry Clinton-Davis "Key Developments in Employment Law" Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP, October 2009
PDF Henry Clinton-Davis "Employment Law Update: Key Recent Developments" (PDF: 84 kB) Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP, May 14, 2009
Advisories
"Major Change to UK Dismissal Law»" Apr 2012
"Europe Announces Long-Awaited Plans to Reform the EU Data Protection Regime»" Feb 2012
"Business Immigration Update: Do Not Delay!»" Feb 2010
"Cutting Employment Costs in the Credit Crunch: The UK Approach»" Feb 2009
Multimedia
Henry Clinton-Davis. "Key Update on UK Employment Law For HR Professionals & In-House Counsel" April 22, 2013.
Henry Clinton-Davis. "Radio Interview: New BBC Director-General "Gagged" by Employment Contract" April 11, 2013.


Professional and Community Activities
Professional Activity

Elected member, Management Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the leading association of employment lawyers in the UK

Vice-Chair, ELA's International Committee

Past president, Labour Law Commission of the international lawyers association, AIJA

Mediator, accredited with the Centre for Dispute Resolution in London

Former committee member of the British German Jurists Association

Education

Mini-Stage Completed, Employment Law, European Commission, Brussels, 1986
Inns of Court School of Law, 1985
Diploma in Law, City University, 1984
BA in Modern Languages, Honours, University of Cambridge, Downing College, 1983


Admissions

England and Wales
Related Practices

Labor and Employment
Litigation
Dispute Resolution
Data Breaches
Practice Focus
? Employment

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Career History
Partner
Prior

Arnold & Porter LLP, practicing in distinct areas of the law, conducts business worldwide. Their global reach, experience, and deep knowledge allow them to work across geographic, cultural, technological, and ideological borders, serving clients whose business needs require U.S., EU, or cross-border regulatory, litigation, and transactional services. As their practice embraces the rapidly changing international landscape, their firm has become a powerful partner for global business. The company serves sovereign governments, U.S. and European businesses as they expand into emerging markets, multinational corporations as they conduct business in a multitude of locations, and international businesses seeking to navigate the waters of U.S. and European business, regulation, and law. They believe business transformation in a global economy requires innovation and open market access, and by providing the legal structure and foundation for both, they enable their clients to effectively provide products and services to the world's vast marketplace. The company was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Professional
Prior

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering was founded in Washington in 1962 by former Cravath attorneys Lloyd Cutler and John Pickering, along with a senior lawyer, Richard Wilmer. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering got merged with Boston-based firm Hale and Dorr and formed Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in 2004.

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Diversis Capital LLC purchases CaligorRx, Inc.

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MedImmune LLC, AstraZeneca Plc purchase ADC Products (UK) Ltd. from Auven Therapeutics Management LLLP

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