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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.


Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders in multiple jurisdictions is even more difficult due to cultural and legal differences.

Heavily regulated employment law regimes that differ significantly in their approach can also pose additional challenges, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the severe impact it is having on economies across the globe.

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, the 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.


14:00 (UK time)


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 labor 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

17:00 (UK time)


Please note a short comfort break will be provided during the afternoon.

Cost: £275

All prices are exclusive of VAT

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virtual online training
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)