Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

Phil Davis is a successful international business executive. He brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience gained in a high profile, research-based industry. His career accomplishments have included the leadership of multi-million commercial enterprises in Europe, North America and Africa and corporate directorships in North and South America, Africa and Europe. As head of Sumitomo Chemical’s market leading malaria control activity, he was directly responsible for planning and executing a successful business strategy that saved millions of lives through the introduction of treated mosquito nets in Africa.

Phil entered business management through communications and marketing, which in the 1980’s included successfully leading the European aerosol industry (as president of its trade association) out of the major, multi-year public relations crisis it faced when fluorocarbons were discovered to be depleting ozone levels.

Phil is a keen local historian; it’s an interest which provides him with expertise in biographical research, including genealogy and property history, in a field where his natural energy, curiosity, judgement and organisational skills have combined to unearth numerous discoveries.

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Corporate Experience

  • Director level leadership
    – Domestic markets (UK and US)
    – International markets (Europe, North & South, America, Africa, and Asia)
  • Business strategy & planning
  • Business critical decision making & risk-management
  • Mergers, divestments & acquisitions
  • Industry (trade-body) leadership
  • Government and major external liaison and representation
  • Organisational structuring
  • Major facility provisioning (manufacturing, laboratories and offices)
  • Asset, facility & capital management

Foreign Language(s)

  • French

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential