Webinar | June.27.2019Webinar - Recording Available
In most European jurisdictions, "at-will" employment is not a recognized concept. This means dismissals can be more complicated — formal requirements, fair reasons and employee representatives can all be relevant when terminating an employee. Please join members of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Team for their first-hand observations on common termination pitfalls across Europe and how to avoid them.
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New York Office
New York Office
Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years, 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. Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is a "giant of the employment bar, widely regard as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims","sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."
He represents a broad range of major corporations and other institutions including law firms 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.
Nadège Owen is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office.
Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Mario Scofferi, Partner in the Milan office, is a member of the Employment 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 forms including inter alia:
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.
Dr. André Zimmermann LL.M., Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht und Partner in unserem Düsseldorfer Büro, leitet die Arbeitsrechtspraxis von Orrick in Deutschland. Er berät seit über 15 Jahren in komplexen Fragen des Arbeitsrechts, mit einem Beratungsschwerpunkt auf den arbeitsrechtlichen Aspekten von M&A-Transaktionen, Umstrukturierungen und Personalabbau und einem besonderen Branchenfokus auf Technologieunternehmen.
André Zimmermann berät Unternehmen in allen Wachstumsphasen, von Pre-IPO-Startups und Scaleups über Unicorns bis hin zu internationalen Konzernen, in sämtlichen arbeitsrechtlichen Angelegenheiten, von der Begleitung im arbeitsrechtlichen Day-to-Day bis hin zu komplexen Transaktionen, von der strategischen Planung bis zur Post-Merger-Integration. Mit seinen umfangreichen Erfahrungen in Verhandlungen mit Betriebsräten und Gewerkschaften bei Restrukturierungsmaßnahmen aller Art liegt ein besonderer Schwerpunkt seiner Tätigkeit auf Restrukturierungen und Personalabbau.
Er hat bei über 300 M&A-Transaktionen und Finanzierungsrunden in verschiedenen Branchen zu arbeitsrechtlichen Fragen beraten. Seine Beratung umfasst dabei insbesondere die arbeitsrechtliche Begleitung bei komplexen, internationalen Technologietransaktionen, M&A-Projekten sowie Private Equity und Venture Capital Investitionen, von der Due Diligence bis zur Integration.
André Zimmermann hat besondere Erfahrung in der Technologiebranche. In den vergangenen Jahren ist er zu einem wichtigen Ansprechpartner für mehrere marktführende und wachstumsstarke Technologieunternehmen aus der Bay Area geworden. Zuletzt hat er führende globale Technologieunternehmen wie GoPro, Pinterest, GitHub, Nvidia, Sabre, Snap und Splunk in verschiedenen arbeitsrechtlichen Fragen beraten.
André Zimmermann wurde für seine Arbeit mehrfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem:
Unsere Mandanten empfehlen ihn gegenüber JUVE als "immer erfrischend ehrlich" und betonen seine "unkomplizierte Art". Sie loben seinen "kreativen und effizienten Arbeitsstil" und seinen "sehr effizienten und praxisorientierten Beratungsstil". Sie bezeichnen ihn als "extrem reaktionsschnell und immer erreichbar" und als "ausgezeichneten Anwalt bei Gerichtsverhandlungen". Unsere Mandanten schätzen besonders seine "klare, fundierte und pragmatische praxisnahe Beratung" und seine "besonderen Kenntnisse der Technologiebranche".
New York Office
New York Office
Chanani Sandler is a senior associate in Orrick's Global Employment and Equity Compensation practice in Orrick's New York office.
With more than 12 years of experience in cross-border human resources matters, Chanani advises multinational companies across all industry lines on a variety of employment-related matters and global equity compensation. He globally manages large multi-country and large multi-function HR projects.
From an employment law perspective, Chanani advises his clients on a range of employment-related matters outside the United States, including global/local offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks as well as termination and settlement agreements. He works with his clients to consider the employment-related impact of, and undertake due diligence for, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Chanani also counsels his clients on how to effectively design, implement, communicate and administer equity-based compensation benefits and other long-term incentive awards to their worldwide employees in over 100 countries. He also provides services in the areas of corporate tax planning, cross-border tax planning, payroll support and employee education with respect to global equity compensation.
He has presented at industry educational forums, such as the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and Global Equity Organization (GEO), on topics related to tax compliance as well as effective design, implementation and administration of global equity-based awards and other long-term incentive plans.