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Paul Callegari

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Mr. Callegari is a partner in the firm’s global labor, employment and workplace safety practice area and leads the practice in the London office, helping international businesses to manage employment law issues in the UK and the EU. He is experienced in advising companies on all aspects of UK employment law including contracts and handbooks, performance and absence management processes, reductions in force and redundancies, internal investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures executive severance negotiations, TUPE, the enforcement of post-termination restrictions (including in team move situations) and defending employers against litigation from former employees. Mr Callegari also regularly works with international businesses, particularly US-headquartered businesses, in relation to the management of cross-border employment projects, such as pan-European redundancy programs, global incentive plan reviews, harmonisation of European contractual documentation and global data retention plans.

Mr. Callegari is included in the employment section of Chambers UK and Chambers Global and was selected as a London “Super Lawyer” in 2013 and 2014. Chambers UK 2016 commented that Mr. Callegari “never fails to come up with clear and sound solutions that are pragmatic and successful,” according to sources. He works with a broad stable of employers and is known to be “approachable, knowledgeable and articulate.”

Professional Background

Mr. Callegari qualified as a lawyer in 1998.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Employment Lawyers Association, (Member)

Speaking Engagements

Additional Publications
  • K&L Gates Case Alerts and Legal Updates on various topics, including:
    • Employee Benefits Insurance - Does Coverage Apply to Employees Working Overseas?
    • Failure to Pay Bonus to Disabled Employee Was Discrimination
    • Overseas Worker Protected by UK Employment Law
    • Dismissal for Non-Work Related, Personal Tweets Territorial Jurisdiction and Establishing a Sufficiently Strong Connection with Great Britain
Recent contentious work includes:
  • Defending a financial services business against a £4m whistleblowing claim from a former director
  • Acting for an international 3D printing business in defending claims brought by a former agency worker for unfair dismissal and equal treatment under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010
  • Representing Celanese Acetate Limited in the Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Moran & ors v (1) Ideal Cleaning Services Limited and (2) Celanese Acetate Limited (UKEAT/0274/13/DM) regarding the meaning of the word “temporary” in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010
  • Acting for a press organisation in defending Employment Tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal, breach of the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the Part-Time Workers Regulations 2000
  • Acting for an international telecoms company in defending proceedings for breach of restrictive covenant
  • Acting for an international media, news and TV corporation in defending a £1.3m claim for disability discrimination from a former employee and defending claims for employment status and associated pension benefits from a long serving freelance employee
Recent non-contentious work includes:
  • Advising a global online retailer in connection with the TUPE aspects of its outsourcing arrangements
  • Advising an international data storage business in connection with the review of standard form contracts of employment in 33 countries
  • Advising a NYSE-listed global supplier of infrastructure equipment on its data retention policies in 13 countries
  • Conducting an investigation into allegations of bullying and harassment raised by a senior executive of a trade association and presenting findings to the board
  • Advising on an outsourcing agreement between a FTSE100 insurance company and a provider of facilities management services, including associated redundancy issues
  • Advising on the TUPE aspects of a property and facilities management agreement between an international technology company and an estate management company