Orrick Webinar: Hot Topics for Multinationals

9 - 10 am PDT // 12 - 1 pm EDT // 5 - 6 pm BST // 6 - 7 pm CEST

Webinar | June.27.2018

Webinar - Recording Available

Join our Global Employment Law Team for their firsthand observations on hot topics in 2018 affecting multinationals – from remote working to pay gap reporting and the gig economy.

In this 60 minute webinar, Orrick's Global Employment Law Team will focus on a discussion of these issues for multinationals with operations in the following jurisdictions:

  • France
    • The Macron changes to labor and employment law
    • Gender pay gap
    • Remote work
  • UK
    • Gender pay gap reporting What do the results of the first mandatory reports reveal?
    • Gig economy
    • Holiday pay
  • Italy
    • "Proportionated and sufficient" salary according to Italian Constitution
    • Lack of a general principle of equal pay
    • Relevance of the Unions in the determination of the salary
    • New whistleblower legislation
  • Germany
    • Pay transparency
    • Upcoming changes in employment law under the new government


  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 雇用法および訴訟
  • 内部告発者および企業内調査
  • 内部調査
  • 企業秘密に関する訴訟
  • 賃金および労働時間
  • サイバーセキュリティおよびデータ機密性
  • 複雑な訴訟および紛争処理
  • 同一賃金

Mike Delikat パートナー

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.

He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was 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 regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."

Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.



  • テクノロジー企業グループ
  • 雇用法および訴訟
  • 国境を超えた雇用の法的課題
  • 差別、ハラスメント、報復
  • 同一賃金

Dr. André Zimmermann, LL.M. パートナー

デュッセルドルフ; ミュンヘン

Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht) and partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, heads Orrick’s employment law practice in Germany. André has been advising on complex employment law issues for more than 15 years, with a focus on the employment law aspects of M&A transactions, restructurings and headcount reductions, and a special sector focus on technology companies.

André advises companies of all stages, pre-IPO startups, scaleups, unicorns and international corporations on a wide range of matters, having handled everything from day-to-day practical advice tailored to his clients’ needs, to complex multi-jurisdictional transactions from strategic planning through post-merger integration. 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 restructurings and headcount reductions.

He has advised on the employment law aspects in over 300 M&A transactions and financing rounds across various industries. Transactional advice includes employment law advice in complex, international technology transactions, M&A projects as well as private equity and venture capital investments, from due diligence to post-closing integration.

André has thorough knowledge of and a genuine passion for the tech industry. Over the last years, André has become the go-to-advisor of several Bay Area tech-companies, leaders in their market and high-growth tech companies. Most recently, he has advised leading global technology companies such as GoPro, Pinterest, GitHub, Nvidia, Sabre, Snap and Splunk on various employment matters.

André has received several awards for his work, inter alia:

  • Germany's leading lawyer ranking JUVE recognizes André as "frequently recommended" employment law expert since 2017;
  • Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt have listed André as one of Germany's best lawyers in employment law since 2020;
  • Germany's leading business weekly WirtschaftsWoche ranked André as one of the top employment lawyers in Germany in 2019;
  • IEL Elite, an in-house guide to the world’s leading employment and labour teams, recognized André as a "Key Lawyer" in 2022.

Clients recommend André to JUVE as “straight shooter" and "always refreshingly honest". Our clients praise his "creative and efficient style of working" and "a very practical and efficient style of providing advice", referring to him as "extremely responsive and always accessible" and as "an excellent advocate in court hearings". Clients appreciate André's "clear, sound and pragmatic real-world advice" and his "in-depth knowledge of the tech employment world".



  • 雇用法および訴訟
  • 複雑な訴訟および紛争処理

Mario Scofferi パートナー


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:

  • 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.