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International pensions promises

International pensions promises: legacy risk, harmonisation and mobility

Who should attend

This course is aimed at in-house lawyers and pensions managers who work in international organisations, as well as HR directors and benefit consultants.

Synopsis

Although harmonisation and equal treatment are almost always the most efficient options for an international company, every country’s retirement benefit provision is strongly influenced by local law, cultural expectations and economic circumstances.

Also, every country responds

to the issues of increasing longevity, de-risking, transition from DB to DC and governance expectations, in different ways. This means international employers must accommodate wide disparities in pension aspiration, provision and regulation.

Also, every country responds to the issues of increasing longevity, de-risking, transition from DB to DC and governance expectations, in different ways. This means international employers must accommodate wide disparities in pension aspiration, provision and regulation.

This course provides a broad understanding of retirement benefits across a range of key jurisdictions. We also update you on significant international developments effecting pension provision, as well as client approaches to Brexit.

Programme

09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

International approaches to pension provision and regulation

  • defining ‘pension provision’: state, employer, personal
  • areas of difference and similarity including US, Asian and European pension systems
  • changes to pensionable age
  • IORP II: EU led convergence?
  • Brexit impacts?

Identifying your pensions liabilities: what has been promised?

  • benefits are guaranteed or underwritten in different ways in different jurisdictions
  • hidden liabilities
  • quirks in every country and things to watch out for

Internationally mobile staff

  • supporting the corporate nomad
  • can they remain in their home country scheme?
  • expats in US pensions
    - globally mobile employees in US pension plans
    - US expats in non-US pensions plans
  • end of service payments in the Middle East

Cross-border transactions and M&A

  • type of acquisition and appropriate due diligence
  • business sale and TUPE: transfer of pension rights
  • jurisdictional differences in the application of TUPE
  • warranties, indemnities and red flag issues

Roundtable surgeries

  • country-specific Q&A including Poland, Spain and the USA
  • your gloabl mobility questions

16.30 close

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Speakers

François Barker
Product Group Head, London

Marthe van den Broek
International Senior Associate, Amsterdam

Alberto García
Associate, Madrid

Robert Neis
Partner, Washington DC

Dr Rolf Kowanz
Partner, Hamburg

Pawel Lasota
Associate, Warsaw

Vincent Roulet
Principal Associate, Paris

Jennifer Van Dale
Partner, Hong Kong

Peter Fahy
Partner, Ireland

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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27/03/2019
London
09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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