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:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Technology Sector
  • 雇佣法与诉讼
  • 举报者与企业调查
  • 内部调查
  • 商业秘密诉讼
  • 工资与工时
  • 网络、隐私与数据创新
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • 薪酬平等

Mike Delikat 合伙人 雇佣法与诉讼, 举报者与企业调查

纽约

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. 

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • 雇佣法与诉讼

Nicola Whiteley 合伙人 雇佣法与诉讼

伦敦

Nicola is head of the London Employment Team and 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 "straightforward and solutions-focused" 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 "very responsive, thoughtful, and pragmatic consummate professional", with clients praising her "excellent judgment and knowledge." 

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

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Practice:

  • 科技企业业务
  • 雇佣法与诉讼
  • 跨境雇佣法事宜
  • 歧视、骚扰与报复
  • 薪酬平等

Dr. André Zimmermann, LL.M. 合伙人 科技企业业务, 雇佣法与诉讼

杜塞尔多夫; 慕尼黑

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".

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • 雇佣法与诉讼

Nadège Owen 合伙人 雇佣法与诉讼

巴黎

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.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • 雇佣法与诉讼
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决

Mario Scofferi 合伙人 雇佣法与诉讼, 复杂诉讼与争议解决

米兰

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.