Jeffrey Greene


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Jeffrey is a Partner in William Fry's Employment & Benefits Department and advises on all contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.  He specialises in advising public and private sector organisations on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions, restructurings, and outsourcings, with a particular expertise in Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) matters.  

He also advises clients on all aspects of employment, employment equality, and industrial relations law, and has acted for clients before all the Irish courts and employment law forums.  He is heavily involved in the firm's FDI focus as well as with start-up companies.

Significant recent matters include advising:

  • Phoenix Group on the Irish aspects of its £3bn acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen's insurance business
  • Tesco on an outsourcing contract for its transport and distribution network in Ireland
  • A company in relation to High Court proceedings, including the obtaining of injunctive relief, in relation to a departing worker and the alleged breach of confidentiality obligations
  • Dell on the Irish aspects of its $67bn purchase of EMC Technologies, and in particular on the application of TUPE
  • Hasbro Inc in relation to its purchase of Irish animation company Boulder Media
  • A company on a complex and novel TUPE dispute, involving appearing before both the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court

According to a satisfied client, Jeffrey "is very prompt in responding to queries, listens well and gives sound, practical guidance." Chambers Europe 2021

"Jeffrey Greene is very reliable and a pleasure to deal with." Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Jeffrey Greene has been ranked in 'Up & Coming' in Chambers Europe 2020 after winning support for his wide-ranging employment law practice. One source reports: "He is technically very strong and gives a real sense of prioritising client service."

Jeffrey was delighted to be asked to contribute the Ireland chapter of the Chambers Employment Law Guide 2020. Click here to view the Ireland guide.