Orrick Webinar: Restructuring across the EU and UK – Critical Employment Law Issues

7 – 8 am PDT // 10 – 11 am EDT // 3 – 4 pm BST // 4 – 5 pm CEST

Webinar | September.12.2018

Webinar - Recording Available

Most EU jurisdictions provide a good level of employee protection when it comes to restructurings, notably rights of protection against dismissal. While there are some similarities, the legal approach in EU member states varies substantively and has been the subject of new legislation in France. As such, the challenges Multinationals face can be quite different across borders.

In our 60 minute webinar, our International Employment Team will look at the key issues, latest developments and most common challenges that arise in restructuring scenarios in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy and provide practical and strategic guidance on how to navigate the maze of legal requirements.

Topics include

  • What are the new laws impacting restructuring?
  • The why, how, what and when of notice
  • How to calculate severance
  • What relevant procedure to follow
  • How to comply with information and co-determination rights of labor authorities, works councils and other employee representative bodies
  • How to retain key employees

MCLE credit will be given for this program.


For more information or questions, please contact: Matthew Gerstenberg

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Equal Pay

Mike Delikat Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, serves as Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.

He represents a broad range of major corporations in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. Mike has extensive experience with litigation arising from trade secret misappropriation and the enforcement of post-employment restrictions, EEOC systemic investigations and litigations, wage-and-hour collective actions and other class actions based on gender and race, with particular expertise representing companies in the financial services industry.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nicola Whiteley Partner Employment Law & Litigation

London

Nicola Whiteley, a partner in London and head of the London Employment Team, has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with a particular focus on complex and/or cross border issues for multinational clients and on the Technology and Finance sectors.

Leading a "robust and highly capable" team in London, Nicola is listed and noted for her "business-oriented approach" in Who's Who Legal and recognised by Legal 500 as a "clever, experienced and thorough litigator", with clients praising her as a "great communicator" and "exceptionally capable". 

She is a member of the International Committee of the Employment Lawyer's Association.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Cross Border Employment Law Issues
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Equal Pay

Dr. Andre Zimmermann, LL.M. Partner Technology Companies Group, Employment Law & Litigation

Düsseldorf; Munich

Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht), heads Orrick’s German Employment Practice. With around ten years of international experience, André is well-versed in restructuring and headcount reduction, employment aspects of M&A transactions, and employment related litigation.

André is listed as "frequently recommended" employment law expert by JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms (2017/2018), Germany's leading lawyer ranking. Clients recommend André to JUVE as “straight shooter" and "always refreshingly honest".

Our clients praise André's "creative and efficient style of working" and "a very practical and efficient style of providing advice", referring to him as "extremely responsive and accessible when we have urgent matters" and as "an excellent advocate in court hearings".

André advises companies on a wide range of HR legal matters with a special sector focus on technology companies, including hiring and discrimination concerns, misclassification, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment issues, HR data privacy compliance, roll out of employee handbooks and policies, performance management and terminations.

Most recently, André has advised leading multinational technology companies such as AppAnnie, Facebook, Flexera, GitHub, NVIDIA, Optimizely, Sabre, Sensata Technologies, Splunk, The Trade Desk and Visa on various employment matters in Germany.

Having long-standing experience in negotiating with works councils and unions in restructuring measures of all kind, a special focus of André's practice is on restructuring, outsourcing and headcount reductions. He is an acknowledged specialist in employing third-party personnel, especially through temporary agency work.

André is a core member of our global employment practice consisting of 70 specialized employment lawyers and world leading practices in our offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, offering the highest level of employment advice in all major jurisdictions. Our well-established teamwork across offices ensures international advice in employment law in our clients' cross-border projects.


 

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  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nadège Owen Of Counsel Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Nadège Owen is an employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office. 

She advises French and international companies on all employment law matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mario Scofferi Of Counsel Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Milan

Mario, a lawyer in Orrick's Milan office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

Mario deals with labor law and industrial relations, assisting Italian and foreign clients, both in judicial and out-of-court matters, related to every aspect of the management of employment relationship, agency relationship and self-employment relationship in all its form including inter alia:

  • drafting of employment agreements (also for managers), drafting of para-subordinate employment agreements (so-called co.co.co.), self-employment agreements, agency agreements;
  • drafting additional clauses to employment agreements (for example, non-competition and confidentiality clauses, etc.);
  • drafting of incentive plans (including stock option plans);
  • remote control of employees;
  • change of duties and transfer of employees;
  • individual and collective dismissal.

Specifically, Mario assists clients in the negotiation of self-employment and employment agreements, during their respective relationships as well as in their termination, with the stated objective of guaranteeing high quality services according to rigorous detailed studies and constant interaction with the clients.

His clients operate in the tourism, tertiary and services sector, as well as credit and chemistry sector and in the public administration (i.e. companies owned by the latter).

Mario has also gained considerable experience in managing relationships of the companies with the members of their Board as well as in disputes between social security institutions and companies.

Mario is author of numerous articles in the field of labor law published in trade magazines.

He is registered in the Milan Bar Association, as well as being both a member of AGI – (Italian Employment Lawyers Association) and of the Italian Journalists Association.