Ramez Moussa is a partner in the Labour & Employment team and is based in the Birmingham office. He has two decades’ experience advising clients on the full spectrum of employment law, industrial relations and HR issues.

    Ramez advises a diverse range of clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with particular expertise in corporate restructurings, outsourcing/TUPE (commonly involving an international dimension), business change projects, trade union relations and business recovery/insolvency situations. On the contentious side, he has significant experience advising on complex and high-value, multi-respondent discrimination claims.

    Ramez particularly enjoys helping clients meet their strategic objectives by understanding the needs of their business and tailoring his advice within the legal framework to help them best achieve those aims. Clients praise his ability to provide practical and commercial solutions to their people and employment law issues, describing him as “exceptional, very articulate and puts his points across in a concise and clear way” (The Legal 500 2021); “excellent – very knowledgeable and commercial. His advice is succinct and clear” (Chambers 2021); and “he has excellent all-round knowledge of employment law and takes time to understand our business needs. He is very hard-working and a good technical lawyer" (Chambers 2021). He is the client relationship partner for several of the firm’s key clients and is highly regarded for his client focus.

    Ramez is also a regular speaker at our national programme of employment seminars and briefings, and frequently delivers bespoke training to clients on a wide variety of topics, in addition to regularly collaborating with various branches of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development to provide training to their members. He is also the firm’s UK Partner Champion for our Multicultural Inclusion & Diversity pillar.

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    • Providing full-service employment law support to a number of global and national household name clients, including day-to-day surgery advice, full representation in Employment Tribunal claims and advising on various strategic projects, including change management exercises, intra-group restructurings, acquisitions, disposals, TUPE and collective redundancy.
    • Advising a global environmental and waste business on a large-scale UK harmonisation programme with associated changes to employee terms and conditions of employment affecting more than 15,000 employees, including advice in relation to the closure of final salary pension schemes.
    • Providing advice to one of the UK’s leading hotel chains on all aspects of employment law, recently advising on all the employment issues arising from the acquisition of several five-star luxury hotels in London, including the drafting and negotiating of all TUPE provisions, indemnities and warranties, and supporting with post-completion integration.
    • Providing trade union relations advice to a number of clients in a variety of sectors, including in respect of requests for statutory recognition, advising on CAC procedure, assisting in the drafting of recognition/collective agreements and advising on notices of ballot and actual/threatened industrial action.
    • Acting for a global and FTSE 100 financial institution on a complex and multi-respondent claim of race discrimination and harassment in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, involving almost 80 separate alleged acts of discrimination spanning a two-and-a-half-year period.
    • Advising a leading automotive car parts supplier on an IT outsourcing project across a large number of jurisdictions in Europe and the US, including advice on TUPE, trade union and European works council issues.

    Education

    • The University of Manchester, LL.B., Honors, 1998
    • Nottingham Law School, L.P.C., 1999

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2001
    • Consistently recommended in Chambers UK for Employment, Midlands, and recognised as a leading individual
    • Consistently recommended in The Legal 500 UK for Employment

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