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January 11, 2024

King & Spalding Adds Employment Partner Tessa Cranfield in London

London, January 11, 2024 – King & Spalding announced today that international employment lawyer Tessa Cranfield has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Human Capital and Compliance Practice. Cranfield joins the firm’s London office.

Cranfield advises public and private clients on the full life cycle of UK and international employment law issues. She has represented clients across a range of industry sectors with a specific focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Tessa is a very talented lawyer, and we are excited to welcome her to the team,” said Darren Gardner, head of the firm’s Global Human Capital and Compliance practice. “Our team knows Tessa very well, and we have worked alongside her for many years. She will fit in seamlessly and add another critical skillset to our global practice.”

“We are thrilled to kick off 2024 by welcoming Tessa, a highly regarded international employment partner, to our practice in London,” said Tom Sprange KC, managing partner of the firm’s London office. “The expansion of our Global Human Capital and Compliance practice will help us better serve our clients who increasingly require sophisticated multi-country employment law advice to achieve their commercial goals.”

Cranfield joins the firm from the London office of Seyfarth Shaw. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford and her PLC from Nottingham Law School.

“I am excited to join King & Spalding and to be part of its growing London office and market-leading Global Human Capital and Compliance team,” said Cranfield. “It’s an extra incentive for me to make this move that I will be reuniting with many of my former colleagues whom I greatly respect and enjoy collaborating with. I expect to hit the ground running.”

About King & Spalding

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