About Stephen Holst
Stephen advises clients in relation to day-to-day, transactional and crisis issues in the workplace. Stephen provides advice and legal support in the context of senior executive appointments, workplace investigations, employee engagement, redundancies and terminations; as well as the drafting and negotiation of important employment documentation including employment contracts, policies, variable remuneration plans, employee communications and severance agreements.
Stephen frequently represents clients in the resolution of employment-related disputes and has significant experience before the various employment law tribunals and the High Court (including the Commercial Court), as well as in the context of mediation and other means of alternative dispute resolution.
Stephen’s advisory work has a particular focus on whistleblowing (including the Protected Disclosures Act 2014), fitness and probity and employee remuneration issues, especially in relation to the impact of CRD III and IV, ESMA remuneration guidelines, Central Bank of Ireland, EBA and other regulatory codes on remuneration practices and employee benefit structures.
In transactional matters, Stephen regularly advises employers in relation to the employment and industrial relations aspects of mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings and corporate restructurings, in both the public and private sectors. This includes advice on the implications of redundancy legislation, trade union issues, collective consultation and the European Communities (Protection of Employees on the Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (TUPE), as well as the drafting and negotiation of key transaction documents, including share/asset purchase agreements, warranties and disclosure letters, indemnities and employee communications.