Clifton-Dey, Edzard
Clifton-Dey, Edzard - Partner, Solicitor & Rechtsanwalt (Germany)

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Location: London

Specialism: Employment

Clifton-Dey, Edzard


Edzard is a dual qualified (Anglo-German) employment law specialist and a partner in the firm’s Employment Team. He heads the firm’s German Desk.

Edzard advises employers on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He has a particular expertise in managing multi-jurisdictional workforce restructuring projects and he frequently advises our corporate clients on boardroom disputes, executive recruitments and senior management exits.

Edzard also advises multinational employers on the employee involvement in companies under the European Company Statute and on European Works Council matters and he supports transactional work including advice on the employment aspects of joint ventures, business sales, outsourcing and offshoring exercises.

Edzard is a regular speaker at seminars on international employment matters. He is one of the General Editors and a co-author of “Employment Law in Europe” (Bloomsbury Professional, 2009). Edzard is also a member of the OSEC (Swiss-British) Pool of Experts.

Being a German speaker he has a particular interest in advising German speaking clients in their native language on English employment law matters. He is recognised for his “experience of counselling German clients on cross-border employment issues” (Chambers Global 2013 directory). He is also recognised in the Chambers Global 2014 directory as a leader is his field of expertise.

Professional qualifications
  • Master of Laws, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002
  • Bar Exam (2. jur. Staatsexamen), Germany, 1997
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) equivalent (1. jur. Staatsexamen), University of Hanover, Germany, 1994
Industry sectors
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • IT, Technology & Media
  • Manufacturing
Previous employment
  • Eversheds LLP
  • German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Professional memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Hamburg Bar Association (Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg)
  • German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • German, mother tongue
  • English, fluent