Kim Sartin

Kim L. Sartin

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Kim Sartin is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation team in London. She advises senior legal and HR professionals on a wide range of employment and data protection matters.

Kim is also a member of the Firm's Compliance & Investigations Practice Group where she works with a multidisciplinary team of lawyers in managing the employment and privacy aspects of compliance investigations.

Kim is a regular speaker at internal and external conferences and seminars on a range of employment, data protection and compliance topics. She is a frequent contributor to legal journals and a contributor to the Tolley's Discrimination Handbook.

Chambers UK 2021 described her as "very responsive and knowledgeable; her guidance is clear, effective and to the point." "She is very client-focused, intelligent and calm under pressure." "She is great - helpful, proactive and always tries to find a solution."

Chambers UK 2022 "She is business-focused, practical and gives practical solutions." "She is a very good lawyer who is very strong technically."

Practice Focus

Kim advises on a wide range of employment issues with a particular focus on the global HR aspects of transactions (carve outs, M&A, outsourcing), global projects, complex and high value employment litigation, data protection and compliance, collective rights (unions, industrial action and European works councils), and the employment aspects of investigations, as well as day-to-day HR matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a multinational industrials organization on the global HR aspects of the carve-out and subsequent USD 4 billion sale of its power business across more than 65+ jurisdictions.
  • Managing the global HR aspects of the USD 3.15 billion acquisition of a leading manufacturing business from an Irish public company across 45+ jurisdictions.
  • Advising a global organization in the oil and gas sector on the offshoring of certain maintenance and back office functions across multiple jurisdictions, including collective redundancies.
  • Advising a multinational media company on the employment and data protection aspects of an investigation into allegations of fraud by a senior individual.
  • Representing a leading investment bank in the defense and settlement of litigation involving allegations of individual and systemic discrimination in relation to pay.
  • Advising a global aviation organization in connection with industrial action and subsequent injunction proceedings in the UK.
  • Advising a number of clients on European works council matters, from creation of the special negotiating body to defending complaints before the CAC.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2005)


  • B.P.P. Law School (2002)
  • University of Southampton (2001)


  • English
  • French