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Chinwe Odimba-Chapman

Chinwe Odimba-Chapman

Global People and Talent Partner

Global People and Talent Partner
Chinwe Odimba-Chapman

Chinwe Odimba-Chapman is Global People and Talent Partner. She specialises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law advising on a wide range of employment, labour and HR issues in the UK and on a cross border basis including: Tribunal and High Court litigation; executive recruitment, remuneration, grievance disciplinary and dismissal; restructuring/insolvency redundancies and collective matters; public and private M&A, outsourcings and employee transfers.

Chinwe is the partner champion for our REACH (Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage) UK committee. She has been named as one of EMpower's 100 Ethnic Minority Executives for 2019 and was shortlisted as a BAME Future Leader for the Investing in Ethnicity Awards.

  • Advising on employment aspects of outsourcings, M&A transactions and initial public offerings
  • Advising on executive level hires and terminations 
  • Advising on individual and collective redundancy 
  • Advising on drafting of employee contracts, consultancy agreements, secondment agreements, handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Advising on various employment disputes including claims for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract 
  • Advising on recruitment, including advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and defending threatened legal claims for injunctive proceedings and breach of contract
  • Advising on threatened injunctive proceedings
  • Advising a range of banks, funds and insurers on the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime/Senior Insurance Managers regime
  • Advising on remuneration issues under CRD IV, UCITS V, AIFMD and Solvency II

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Career and qualifications

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB) 2000
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2002
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2004
  • Partner since 2018
  • Global Head of Talent since 2021

Awards and citations

  • Named amongst Cranfield University's 50 women to watch
  • Named as one of EMpower's 100 Ethnic Minority Executives for 2019