Warren Wayne is a partner in Bird & Bird’s employment group in London and is recognised as a leading international employment lawyer. He also jointly leads the firm’s International Trade Secrets Protection Group and is ‘renowned for his handling of contentious confidentiality matters and restrictive covenants’ (Chambers Global 2011 ).

Working across a variety of business sectors and recognised for his ‘strong international practice’ (Chambers UK 2010), Mr Wayne specialises in a range of issues, with particular experience in handling sensitive and high-value disputes, such as ‘insider’ confidential information and trade secret theft cases, discrimination disputes, and drafting and litigating restrictions on employee competition.

He also specialises in international restructures and acquisitions, executive severances, and data protection and privacy issues within the employment relationship. He has represented clients in leading cases in the Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, and has an excellent track record across all the commercial divisions of the High Court and employment tribunals. He is recognised by the legal directories for his commercial guidance and ability to absorb pressure while maintaining focus on the main objectives.