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Employment Law Compliance in Cross-Border M&A Deals and Outsourcings: The Human Side to International Transactions

Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2016
Running Time: 01:07:45

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Taken from the briefing Employment Law Compliance in Cross-Border M&A Deals and Outsourcings: The Human Side to International Transactions recorded December, 2016 in New York.

A leading London corporate lawyer once told the New York Times that in “merging two regular companies…you just do it and sort out the people issues afterwards.” If that was ever true, it no longer is. In any merger, acquisition or large-scale outsourcing arrangement, employment law compliance has become vital. It has been said that “although M&A projects tend to be driven by corporate or tax lawyers, in many cases labour law issues have significant influence on whether the deal is successful.”

Employment law compliance becomes yet more vital in a cross-border deal (one where the seller or outsourcing party employs staff outside the United States). Away from U.S. employment-at-will, a seller’s and outsourcer’s workforces enjoy expansive legal rights—including so-called “acquired” or “TUPE” rights.

Lecture Topics  [01:07:45]

This fast-paced program offers a practical “how to” guide to employment law compliance in cross-border M&A and outsourcing transactions. Donald C. Dowling, Jr. of K&L Gates LLP will cover:

  • How staff transfers in cross-border M&A deals and outsourcings really work—vested rights, acquired rights/TUPE and “de facto firings”
  • International M&A employment due diligence—including a checklist
  • The employment law touchpoints in a cross-border deal—from drafting the purchase agreement through post-merger integration

Who should listen:

  • International M&A professionals (transactional lawyers and M&A consultants responsible for cross-border M&A deals and outsourcing arrangements)
  • Employment professionals with international M&A responsibilities (human resources professionals, HR/benefits consultants and employment lawyers responsible for the workforce issues in cross-border M&A deals and outsourcings)

Presentation Material

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  • How To Conduct a Global Human Resources or Labor Compliance Audit—Including Cross-Border Employment Due Diligence
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  • How to Structure Overseas Independent Contractors
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Donald C Dowling, Jr. ~ K&L Gates LLP
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