Transfer of Undertakings

Key decisions and developments in industry – such as mergers and acquisitions, out-sourcing, in-sourcing, administrative restructuring, public procurement, tendering and service contracting – can have far reaching HR and employment implications.

As well as often being critical to the success of a business venture employment, advice is often needed on complicated points at short notice. TUPE can have an impact on many areas of an employment contract which are often overlooked - such as restrictive covenants, share purchase options and bonus schemes as well as more obvious aspects such as the place of work and the new reporting structure.

Members of chambers have been involved in many complex and interesting TUPE cases both in the public and private sector, from the tendering of bus routes, to the sale of different parts of a business to different limited companies. The 3PB team uses its long standing experience in commercial law and employment law to understand the business case behind transfers of undertakings as well as the employment law ramifications. Whether the transfer arises because of a pre-pack administration, a management buy-out, an outsourced contract or a sale of assets we understand the commercial background as well as the impact on employees and can give clear and incisive advice as well as first class representation.