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Christopher Garrett

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

London, GBR

Christopher Garrett is an English-qualified associate in the Corporate Department, practising employment law. He has significant experience advising employers on all aspects of employment law. Mr. Garrett has substantial experience in advising on the employment aspects of mergers & acquisitions transactions, including transfers of employees or other issues arising under TUPE/the Acquired Rights Directive. Mr. Garrett has a wide range of experience advising on other matters such as boardroom disputes, senior executive contracts and terminations, disciplinary and grievance matters, a variety of employment tribunal claims (including high-value discrimination claims), advising employers faced with industrial action, consultation on changes to occupational pension schemes and policy and handbook reviews. Mr. Garrett also has a particular focus on handling privacy and data protection issues relating to employees.

Mr. Garrett joined Debevoise in August 2011. He graduated from Cardiff University in 2000 with a first class honours degree in Law and German. Mr. Garrett obtained an LPC with distinction from Nottingham Law School in 2001.

Prior to joining the London Office, Mr. Garrett was an associate in the employment practice group at a leading international law firm (spending six months on secondment at each of a large international banking and financial services company and a major UK airline).

Mr. Garrett’s recent publications include “TUPE Changes: The Government Responds,” Practical Law Company Magazine (October, 2013), “Service Provision Changes: Limits Identified,” Practical Law Company Magazine (November, 2012), “UPDATE: Are You A Partner Or Employee?,” Private Equity Manager (June, 2012), “TUPE And Administration: Certainty, But At What Cost?,” Practical Law Company Magazine (March, 2012) and “Employee Data,” Practical Law Company Magazine (November, 2011).

Mr. Garrett was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2003.


  • Nottingham Law School, 2001, L.P.C.
  • University of Cardiff, 2000, LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales

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