Russell Lamb

Russell Lamb


Russell Lamb has more than 15 years of experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters covering collective consultation, board disputes, team moves, whistleblowing, the employment-related aspects of corporate transactions, and litigation in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. Russell has particular experience in the UK Transfer of Undertakings legislation and defending Employment Tribunal discrimination claims. His industry experience includes advising clients in the areas of global insurance, management consultancy, financial services and travel.


  • Labour and employment
  • Transfer of undertakings legislation
  • Employment Tribunal discrimination
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  • Represented Amaya Gaming Group Inc. regarding the employment aspects of its acquisition of Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Rational Group Ltd, the world's largest poker business and owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, for $4.9 billion.
  • Defended a FTSE-listed telecommunications company in complex disability discrimination proceedings, valued at over GBP £1.4m.
  • On going representation of Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Ltd, a vehicle founded by entities affiliated with Bob Diamond and Ashish Thakkar, in relation to post-IPO structuring.
  • Regular adviser to a household name global travel company on day-to-day employment issues, including disputes and restructures.
  • Advised AB Volvo on the employment aspects of the sale of its North American construction equipment rental business to Platinum Equity for $1.1 billion.
  • Advised InterContinental Hotel Group on TUPE-related structuring in connection with the portfolio sale of 21 regional Holiday Inn hotels by a joint venture led by IHG’s business partner, Realstar.
  • Advised numerous companies on collective consultation redundancy exercises and implementing changes to terms and conditions of employment.
  • Advised one of Europe's largest IT consultancy companies on employment-related disputes (including a £1.8m age discrimination claim).
  • Advised one of North America’s largest business outsourcing providers on transfer of undertakings legislation, including international employee transfers within the European Union.
  • Of Counsel, Travers Smith LLP, 2008-2010
  • Solicitor, Travers Smith LLP, 2000-2008
    • Russell was seconded to the Global Markets Division of the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC during 2008.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide, Employment: Employer, 2012-2017
  • Team Member, Winning Team, "Cross Border Sector Deals – Technology, Media and Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion)" and "Cross Border Regional Deals – US-Europe Deal of the Year" for Amaya Inc.’s acquisition of Rational Group, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual International M&A Awards, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Member, Employment Lawyers Association


  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law, 1997
  • LL.B., University of Manchester, 1996
    • Alice Fay Exhibition University Scholarship
    • RW Stead University Legal Scholarship 
    • Dalton-Ellis University Scholarship
  • England and Wales