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Rob Collier-Wright

Rob Collier-Wright is an associate in Greenberg Traurig's London employment group. He advises clients a wide range of industries (including financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, automotive, gaming, retail and travel) in relation to all aspects of employment law, including contentious, transactional and day-to-day advisory work.

Rob has conducted complex Employment Tribunal proceedings involving discrimination and whistleblowing claims for multinational clients. He is also experienced in advising clients in relation to high-value corporate M&A deals including advising on issues involving the UK TUPE regulations. Rob is also an experienced High Court litigator and has acted for clients in a range of employment and non-employment related proceedings.


  • Employment litigation
  • Transactional employment law
  • Day-to-day employment law advice



  • Advised AstraZeneca on UK employment issues, and co-ordinated a network of global advisers, in connection with its $1.5 billion disposal of its small molecule antibiotics unit to Pfizer.
  • Acted for Smiths Medical Plc in relation to its $168 million disposal of the Wallace brand.
  • Advised on worldwide employment law aspects of the $4.9 billion acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. of Rational Group Ltd., the world’s largest poker business and operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands.
  • Acted for Rentokil Initial Plc on the £250 million sale of its Initial Facilities business to Interserve Plc, including advising in respect of a workforce of around 3,000 employees based in England, Ireland and Spain.
  • Advised Volvo Construction Equipment on employment law aspects of the acquisition of the off-road hauler business from Terex Corporation.
  • Acted for a FTSE 250 telecommunications company in 10-day disability discrimination proceedings in the London Central Employment Tribunal.
  • Acted for a publicly listed bank in 5-day disability/sex discrimination and whistleblowing proceedings in the Bristol Employment Tribunal.
  • Acted for a minerals company in respect of High Court fraud proceedings valued at over £4 million against its former CEO, including obtaining extensive injunctive relief in both London and New York.
  • Acted for a construction company in High Court proceedings against a former director for breach of director duties.

Rob regularly advises clients across industry sectors including financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, automotive, gaming, retail and travel in relation to day-to-day employment law matters including:

  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Terminations and settlement agreements
  • Discrimination and whistleblowing
  • The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)
  • Enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants
  • Supported Unlocked Graduates with employment law and commercial aspects of its graduate prison officer scheme. 
  • Supported Kalayaan in Employment Tribunal underpayment of national minimum wage claims for migrant domestic workers.
  • Assisted the British Paralympic Association with drafting the ParalympicsGB team agreement for London 2012.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • 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," 2013
  • Member, Employment Lawyers Association 


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2007
  • B.A., with honours, University of Warwick, 2006
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Anglia i Walia
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