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The pendulum of power: Has the shift reverted to the employer?

The pendulum of power: Has the shift reverted to the employer?

Our sister company, Dartmouth, is back with their first forum event of the year. We will delve into the ever-changing workplace dynamics between employers and employees. We will focus on the shifting balance of power and who benefits from it. With employers regaining greater authority over employee working styles, including the number of days spent in the office, this is a crucial discussion for anyone looking to thrive in the current economic climate. The past year has significantly changed the social and economic landscape, creating a more uncertain job market. As a result, many candidates feel less secure and less flexible in their career considerations. The forum aims to provide valuable insights into navigating this new dynamic and avoiding potential workplace disruptions. We have assembled a panel of industry leaders who will share their experiences and perspectives on this important topic. This promises to be an in-depth conversation you will want to attend. And with opportunities to network with panellists and peers before and after the discussion, you can be sure to make meaningful connections that will benefit your career. Seating for this event is limited, so we encourage you to register today to secure your spot for a morning of stimulating conversation and valuable insights.

Robert Lewis Employment Lawyer & Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Robert is a Partner in the Employment department and Head of the Firm's Education Group. Robert advises employers and senior executives on the full range of employment and HR matters, focusing on litigation in the financial services sector. Robert is Vice Chair of the Industrial Law Society and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He is a governor of the Latymer Foundation and a former teacher.

Henrik Malmquist Head of People,

Henrik is Head of People at, a pet food e-commerce, delivering tailor-made kibble blends to over a quarter of a million dogs across Europe monthly. He joined five years ago and looks after all HR/People topics aspects. Since joining, the headcount has grown from 50 to 400; they've launched into nine different markets, expanded into retail and launched a cat food brand called 'Republic of Cats'. Before, he worked at IKEA and the activewear brand Fabletics.

Lynn Akashi Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer,  Zetland Capital

Lynn leads the firm's growth and change initiatives to achieve Zetland's long-term goals and vision. Lynn has over 20 years of experience in both public and private markets. She joined the founding team of Salomon Smith Barney's proprietary Special Situations and Distressed desk in New York, including expanding the business to Tokyo at the back end of the 90s. Lynn was then asked to join Citigroup's nascent London Leverage Finance team building both the primary markets across Europe and secondary loan sales and trading businesses.

Marcus Anselm Partner  JEGI CLARITY

Marcus has over 25 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience in the media, information and technology sectors. Before joining JEGI CLARITY, he worked as one of five shareholder partners at the leading advisory firm LongAcre Partners. Upon LongAcre’s sale to Jefferies in 2008, Marcus became a Managing Director in their European M&A team, where he remained until joining JEGI CLARITY. As a Partner at JEGI CLARITY, Marcus is involved in the overall strategic direction of the business, including recruiting and retaining its people. In addition, he plays a key role in developing the company’s culture in line with its vision and values, building high-performing teams.  

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