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TUPE across Europe: staff transfers in multiple jurisdictions

Who should attend

This course is aimed at in-house lawyers and HR professionals who deal with staff transfers in international corporate transactions and outsourcing.


Under the European Acquired Rights Directive, employees sometimes transfer automatically from one employer to another on their existing terms and with continuous service. It is tempting to think that the rules that apply will be the same across Europe but because Member States implement their legislation differently, this is far from true. This assumption can have costly consequences for businesses.

If an employer assumes that occupational pension liabilities do not transfer or that any onerous contractual terms can be amended, they may find themselves with significant and unexpected financial liabilities or surplus staff. This course will raise awareness of the nuances in domestic versions of TUPE and help you with managing the transfer process and employee liabilities, costs and risks.


14.00 start, 17:00 close (there will be a comfort break during the session)

  • The Acquired Rights Directive: the basic framework
  • When do automatic transfer rules apply?
  • Who and what transfers
  • Information and consultation requirements
  • Limitations on changes to terms and conditions and dismissals
  • Managing the transfer process from the transferor and the transferee perspective

Cost: £225

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14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)

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