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2017 Webinar: Mapping a Route About Potential Storms – What to Consider from an Employment Perspective Before Starting Business in Europe

April 19, 2017

The Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a webinar titled: Mapping a Route About Potential Storms – What To Consider From an Employment Perspective Before Starting Business in Europe on April 19, 2017.

Click here to view the recording of the webinar. 

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About the Webinar:

During this session the panel will give a general outline on the European legislation on labour and employment law and the different ways this is implemented in Germany, Italy, and France. The panel will have a lively discussion on issues relating to types of hire (employee, independent contractor, staffing agency, expatriates), payroll/benefits, employment agreements and employer policies, and exit strategy/terminations.

The Panelists:

DAVIDE BOFFI joined Ughi e Nunziante in September 2011 and became partner in January 2013, at the Milan office of the firm. He has a notable experience in employment law, labour law and agency contracts. After his law degree in 1999 in employment law, Davide started his practice as Senior Associate in one of the most important employment law Italian boutiques since 2011. In 2008 he worked in Australia (Perth) and Singapore in the employment law department of the well-known Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Davide regularly advises leading national and international companies on all the aspects of employment law and human resources management, and in particular assistance in: collective dismissal procedures, social benefits, transfers of undertaking, restructuring, internal audits and due diligence focused on merge and acquisitions; management of employment and self-employment contracts; draft of incentive schemes, stock option plans, stock units plans and phantom plans; retention schemes; restructuring plans (i.e. reduction salary agreements; general novative agreements; etc.); negotiations with the Trade Unions and industrial relations (also in connection with transfer of undertakings, collective redundancies and European Works Councils), trade union and social insurance litigation and arbitrations; due diligence investigations; disciplinary codes, codes of ethics, Company’s regulations and policies; confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements; noncompetition and non-enticement covenants; management of expatriates and seconded employees. Davide is a regular speaker in Italian and international conferences and seminars on employment law, organized by the most important training companies. He has authored numerous publications on employment law newspapers and on the most important Italian newspapers and he collaborated in writing various books on topics of employment law and agency contracts. Davide is a member of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI) and of International Bar Association (IBA).

KIM CAMPION leads Charles Russell Speechlys’ Employment team in Paris. He advises mostly international companies or groups of companies on all aspects of French employment law relating to their French operations (whether on individual or collective matters), and in particular, in connection with restructurings or M&A. Kim also represents his clients in their in-court and out-of-court proceedings (litigation and settlement negotiations). He has recognized expertise concerning collective employment issues including negotiations with trade unions, works councils and staff representatives, definition and implementation of collective redundancies, and negotiation of collective agreements. He assists his clients in connection with their day-to-day human resources issues, such as recruitment, employment contracts and dismissals, staff representative elections or drafting of collective agreements. Kim is admitted to the Paris Bar.

GERO SCHNEIDER is head of TiefenbacheR’s International Division and a core member of its employment practice. Tiefenbacher is the ALFA International member firm in Germany.  He advises both German and international clients in all fields of employment law as well as any related corporate law issue with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. Gero has a wide range of experience in employment business matters, i.e. litigation and arbitration, collective matters as well as drafting of individual and collective agreements and preparing (collective) redundancies. Before joining Tiefenbacher as a partner in 2013 Gero practiced as General Counsel with the supermarket chain Lidl and another medium-sized law firm as a partner. Gero earned a doctor degree from Leipzig University and a Master of Comparative Law from the University of Adelaide (South Australia). He is author of many legal publications as well as lecturer with the University of Mannheim. Gero is currently serving as co-chair of ALFA International´s International Law Practice Group.


April 19, 2017
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