Outsourcing in Europe: What Employers Need to Know

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

More and more companies are looking to outsource various aspects of their business to create efficiency and generate cost savings; by way of example, it is becoming increasingly common for European companies to outsource their IT services to a business based in India.  While these transactions are not specifically regulated, there are certain national laws that are triggered.  Likewise, a company that acquires business from another company located in the European Union (i.e., insourcing) also is subject to certain regulations.  Employers located within the EU that are downsizing their operation and moving one part of their business to another company (either in or outside the European Union) must fully understand how both the Acquired Rights Directive and local law impact these decisions.  

This webinar, featuring ELA members from both the EU and India, will focus on the most important laws triggered by outsourcing and provide practical guidance on various issues including: 

  • Information and consultation obligations;
  • Circumstances under which employees are transferred by operation of law, and the consequences for the employee;
  • The extent to which:
    • the acquirer of the business can harmonise employment conditions of transferring employees with those of its existing workforce
    • dismissals can be implemented before or after the outsourcing 

 SPEAKERS:

  • Eugenie Nunes, Partner, Boekel De Neree N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Yvette Dissel, Advocaat, Boekel De Neree N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Atul Gupta, Senior Associate, Trilegal, Bangalore, India  (Session 2) 
  • Jan Tibor Lelley, Partner, Buse Heberer Fromm, Essen, Germany
  • Michael Leftley, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, London, England
  • Magdalena Pilarska, Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Gdynia, Poland
  • Ajay Raghavan, Partner, Trilegal, Bangalore, India (Session 1)