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European HR - restructuring and redundancies across Europe

Who should attend

This course is aimed at HR professionals and in-house lawyers with responsibility for employment law issues in Europe. It is assumed that each delegate will have a basic understanding of employment law in their home jurisdiction and awareness of restructuring issues, including TUPE and large-scale redundancies.


The COVID-19 crisis and the severe impact it is having on economies across the globe is forcing many businesses to consider restructuring their businesses to cut costs and adapt to the new economic and business landscape. Managing reorganisations is challenging at the best of times. Doing so in multiple jurisdictions which have heavily regulated employment law regimes that differ significantly in their approach is even more difficult.

This course considers strategic and practical issues that international HR professionals need to consider when planning and implementing a restructuring, which affects employees in different countries, each with different information and consultation requirements.

Experts from Germany, UK, France, the Netherlands and Italy explain the major pitfalls, how to avoid them, and how to use a project management approach to co-ordinate and ensure consistent HR practice and manage risk.

Delegates will gain an insight into

  • aspects of employment law, with a focus on redundancies, in France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands
  • common ‘Euro-HR’ pitfalls and some of the less common ones
  • practical and tactical considerations around multi-jurisdictional HR projects
  • key issues in collective consultation


15:00 start 

The European legal framework relevant to reorganisations

Overview of key areas of difference in law and practice relating to organisational change in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, including:

  • collective labour law: the players
  • information and consultation requirements
  • timings and costs
  • individual issues: fairness of dismissal, special protected categories
  • risks and penalties

Managing cross-border HR projects

  • getting buy-in from local management
  • the information you need and how to obtain it
  • central planning, local implementation
  • communication strategies

 18:00 close

*Please note that a comfort break will be provided approximately half way through the course to allow delegates to take a short break from their screens. 


Details to follow.

Cost: £225

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

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Virtual online course
15:00 - 18:00 (Local time)

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