Vedder Price

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee

Jonathan Maude is a Partner at Vedder Price and a member of the Labor and Employment group. He leads the group’s employment team in the firm’s London office.

Mr. Maude is an experienced and well-respected practitioner working in labor and employment law. He regularly advises across the full spectrum of employment law-related issues in the contentious and noncontentious spheres with a particular emphasis on advising corporate clients on complex strategic human resource-related matters. In addition, he is experienced in dealing with the employment law aspects associated with regulatory investigations, including breaches of anti -bribery, anti -corruption and privacy laws. Mr. Maude also advises on and provides training for clients and their employees on the full range of employment law matters, including disciplinary and capability issues, together with equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace.

His practice can be broadly broken down into the two areas of the domestic UK market and the international market.

His UK work involves advising on most aspects of UK employment law being contractual, statutory and regulatory in nature. Mr. Maude has a particular emphasis on confidentiality/restraint matters, business reorganisations and transfer issues, together with complex terminations of employment. On the contentious side, he has also run cases in most fora in the UK judicial system including the Employment Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal.

His international work includes advising corporate clients on the UK regulatory regime and the effects this can have upon strategic decisions concerning investment into the UK and Europe. There is a particular emphasis on the setup and continued management of subsidiary undertakings for parent companies based outside of the UK, together with the coordination of employment work across jurisdictions for global corporate clients. Mr. Maude also advises clients on global mobility issues.

Mr. Maude regularly advises on data protection and privacy matters faced by corporate clients within the UK and the EU in the employment law context as well as on a broader commercial level. He has advised on the legal principles concerning the collection, storage and transfer of personal data through the UK, EU and to the United States. Mr. Maude has a proven track record advising corporate clients on employment law investigations. He has advised on UK and international investigations involving among other things, bribery and international data breach.

He is a regular commentator in the press on employment law, gives seminars, and has appeared on national television because of his knowledge of the subject area. His articles and comments have been featured in HR Magazine, People Management and The Times Brief

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee

Experience

Mr. Maude has recently represented clients in the following types of transactions:

  • Represented global pharmaceutical company during its business reorganisation across more than 40 jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.
  • Represented U.S.-listed company in connection with closure of U.K. plant; advising on collective consultations and declaring redundancies.
  • Undertook an employment investigation into an alleged regulatory breach for a well-known global organization.
  • Represented U.K.-listed company in relation to providing strategic employment advice at Board level.
  • Acted for U.K.-listed company in connection with cutting edge TUPE transaction.
  • Represented global brand company in connection with disposal of European entity.
  • Advised U.S. pharma business in connection with data protection issues arising from the collection, process and transfer of patient data.

 

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee

Education

  • The University of Law, London Bloomsbury, 1991, Law Society Finals
  • University of London, LL.B., 1990

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1993

Affiliations

  • Member, Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Training Committee, Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • International Associate, American Bar Association

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee

Jonathan Maude

Partner

Chair, UK/EU Employment Law Committee