Seminar: HR Restructuring Projects Across Europe

As the economic climate flat-lines across Europe, businesses face a continuing challenge to re-align their structures and manage costs, and people costs in particular. However, while businesses often have functional structures spanning the whole of EMEA, the legal rules governing redundancies and restructuring vary dramatically.

Clyde & Co and L&E Global work in close co-operation to cover employment issues across all the major European jurisdictions and have come together to present to you on how to square this circle and run a compliant, fair and efficient cross-border restructuring programme across the EMEA region. The seminar will be structured round a case study in which Nick Dent from Clydes will act as a UK-based HR Director for Europe, asking questions of a panel consisting of partners from L&E Global Germany, L&E Global France and L&E Global Italy, as well as Nick Elwell-Sutton from Clydes. A partner from L&E Global USA will also give his take on how US parent companies tend to approach international restructurings. There will be plenty of time for audience questions. Among the topics covered will be:

  • How to deal with timing considerations when the requirements differ between countries
  • How do you avoid favouring countries where it is complicated to restructure?
  • Restructuring in the context of an acquisition
  • European Works Councils
  • Outline of collective and individual processes.
  • Cultural considerations
  • How to deal with expats and secondees?
  • Overlaying a US angle

The materials produced for attendees will also cover a number of other key jurisdictions across EMEA.

Details are as follows:

Thursday 24 January 2013

4.00pm – 4.30pm – Registration and coffee
4.30pm – 6.00pm – Seminar begins
6.00pm – Drinks and canapé reception

The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR

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