Wyn Lewis

Wyn Lewis

Solicitor (UK)
Solicitor (Hong Kong)
Accredited Workplace Mediator

Education

University:

  • Sussex – Law/German
  • Munich – Law/German

 

Type of work

Wyn works with SMEs, charities, NGOs, higher education bodies, law firms, software manufacturers, outsourced service providers and private equity houses on business issues and corporate transactions that include share purchases and business transfers in the voluntary, commercial and property sectors. He has acted for all parties to deals – companies, investors, management teams and individuals. He also advises on executive recruitment, bonus, and termination arrangements. In addition to mainstream employment and HR work, he is involved with knowledge management, mentoring, recruitment and client training programmes.

His focus is on:

  • Corporate transactions
  • Executive Retention
  • Executive Termination
  • Private Equity issues
  • TUPE
  • Working with charities/NGOs

 

Approach

Wyn has built up long term relationships with individuals and supports corporations, NfP and other voluntary sector organisations, as well as senior executives, to find balanced, practical, workable solutions to employment and HR issues.

The route to GL

2012 – Golden Leaver
2001 – 2012 – Pinsent Masons
1995 – 2001 – Biddle & Co
1985 – 1995 – Nabarro

Languages

English, German

Member of…

ELA
FSB
Law Society

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Why be an employment lawyer?

I went to an Employment Tribunal on my first day as a solicitor and I was at home by 4:30 that afternoon. I thought that sort of timetable would suit me nicely. It didn’t last.  Also, no day is ever the same; few areas have so much potential to get into the papers; and I get to hear (but can rarely repeat) stories that would make your hair stand on end and be headline material for the press.

Most memorable moments

At Work:
I was defending a casino after a police “sting” that involved covertly miking up some croupiers in a pub in north London, following which I received an anonymous phone call at home stating “We know where you live”. I also did a “dawn raid” of an adult magazine warehouse and found a dozen or so elderly ladies sorting out and boxing up a lively variety of publications and accessories.

Outside Work:
I’m a fan of Bikram yoga and practise several times a week. I’m also actively interested in classic Mercedes cars and DIY – which I used to do professionally – and weekend breaks to Wales.

The unexpected:
I can play 10 different musical instruments (but not at the same time) including clarinet, flute, guitar, oboe, recorder, viola, violin, snare drums, soprano saxophone and tympani. I also sang in a band (for money) and was planning to be a professional singer (instead of a lawyer). Long ago, I was a stand-up comedian in Wales.

Personal quotation(s)

“There’s always a solution – let’s focus on getting there”