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Gretchen Lennon

Profile

Gretchen has had extensive recent experience as an in-house lawyer and consultant and was previously an associate at one of the world’s global elite firms, Latham & Watkins.  She advises clients across a range of general commercial, corporate and employment issues ranging from shareholders’ agreements and investment agreements through to consultancy contracts and settlement agreements. Her clients have ranged from start-up technology businesses to international funds, spanning a variety of industries.  She has recently assisted the share incentives team at Simmons & Simmons LLP on the drafting and implementation of a Talent Equity Plan for a major commodities trader and Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint, co-ordinating employment and intellectual property law advice from local counsel in over 60 jurisdictions for a global technology provider.  Gretchen qualified as a UK lawyer in 2010, has worked in Hong Kong, represented Ireland at sailing and also captained the Oxford University sailing team.

Expertise

  • Employment law advice in the context of international M&A, including TUPE
  • Employee share options and share plans
  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts, settlement agreements, consultancy agreements and preparing staff handbooks
  • Commercial matters in the UK and internationally incl:
    • Supply of goods and services
    • Consultancy arrangements
    • Exclusivity agreements
    • Commercial leasing

Work History

  • Associate, Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong and London 2008 to 2015
  • In-house counsel at Eggborough Power Limited 2015
  • Consultant legal counsel 2015 onwards
  • Joined Peregrine Law 2018

Gretchen Lennon

Employment

+44 (0)20 3858 0800