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Peta-Anne Barrow is co-head of the International Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Labor & Employment Law Department, resident in the London office. Peta-Anne has extensive labor and employment law experience in the UK and internationally. 

Contentious work includes Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination and High Court proceedings such as the enforcement of restrictive covenants and bonus disputes.

Non-contentious work includes Board level reorganisations and executive terminations, drafting senior level employment contracts and bonus plans, advising on redundancies and restructurings and dealing with the employment aspects of corporate transactions such as acquisitions, outsourcings and takeovers, often cross-border. She has been involved in the employment aspects of various large transactions.


  • The Fayed Family Trust on the employment aspects of the sale of the Harrods Group to Qatar Holding LLC, the investment arm of Qatari sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Investment Authority. 
  • Tata Motors on the employment aspects of the proposed acquisition from Ford of Jaguar and Landrover. 
  • Atmel Corporation on the employments aspects of the sale of assets at one of its subsidiaries in North Tyneside, including a large scale redundancy of all employees at the site. 
  • ABSA Group Limited on the employment issues associated with the sale of 56.4% to Barclays Bank. This represented one of the largest transactions in South Africa. 
  • A major automobile manufacturer on a pan European reorganisation, including the outsourcing of various departments. 
  • A major real estate group on the employment aspects of the acquisition of various real estate properties. 
  • Tui Travel PLC, on a variety of employment matters including their acquisition of companied in Thailand. 
  • Johnson Matthew on the termination of two executive employees. 
  • Deutsche Boerse AG on the employment aspects of a restructure in London and associated redundancy exercise.