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Adeola Olowude

Adeola is an associate in Baker McKenzie's M&A practice group in London. Since joining the Firm as a trainee solicitor in 2021, Adeola has acted on a number of complex, high value, cross-border transactions for healthcare, Consumer Goods & Retail, and technology clients. In 2023, Adeola was seconded to Baker McKenzie's New York office where she worked on complex public and private M&A deals and cross-border integrations acting as buy-side or sell-side counsel.
Adeola is actively involved in BakerEthnicity. She is also a member of Baker McKenzie's global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry and Healthcare & Life Sciences Groups.

Employee handbooks have recently come to the forefront of employers’ key priorities. Why? The NLRB’s recent decision in Stericycle adopted a retroactive “employee friendly” standard for workplace rules, including those often included in handbooks. In addition, the new year often rings in new laws requiring changes to workplace policies likely to be included in handbooks. And the US Supreme Court decision banning affirmative action in higher education has led employers to take a closer look at their inclusion, diversity and equity related policies and statements in employee handbooks.

Employees – including supplier workers – are the backbone of any business.  Protecting worker safety in the supply chain is a complex undertaking, and COVID-19 has introduced additional complexities regarding employee safety and remote work. While this blog has touched on modern slavery and trafficking in prior posts, the following…