The world of employment practices and workplace obligations is racing through significant change. Businesses are fast concluding that their established forms of managing and engaging employees are out of step with current and future needs.
This virtual event will provide an opportunity for you to hear from both our external speakers and Osborne Clarke UK and European Employment Partners on a host of employment related issues, opportunities and challenges facing businesses and organisations across a variety of sectors now and in the coming 12 months.
The focus will be on:
What it means to be a good employer in 2022?
What can employers expect of their employees in 2022?
What is driving the employment agenda?
Head of Human Resources, International,
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Senior Corporate Counsel,
Managing Partner, Belgium
Gavin Jones Head of Immigration, UK
Co-Managing Partner, France
Partner, Head of Employment & Labour, Italy
Julian regularly advises on international outsourcing deals; the movement of senior employees internationally; and employee relations issues including European Works Councils. Julian is a member of the Governance Board of the award winning diversity and inclusion programme "Stepping Up" Julian uses his interest in this area to work with employers who want to hear different views and opinions in their organisations and who want to embrace change.
Julian joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in 1997. Julian has served on the Executive Board of the firm and he has also held numerous external Board level appointments, including with clients. Julian has been Chair of the UK Employment Lawyers’ Association.
Julian represents the Employment Group in the Energy & Utilities sectors and also in transport, given his long experience of working with energy companies and in the rail sector in particular.
In addition to his legal work, Julian is a working towards becoming a qualified executive coach in addition to being a qualified mediator.
“Superb lawyer” Julian Hemming has a strong international practice, regularly advising Indian businesses on a range of employment matters. He is also experienced in advisory work for high-profile US-based and European clients concerning multi-jurisdictional employment issues. Chambers, 2017.
"The team is amazing; they always respond quickly and they are good to work with. They are very helpful and get the answer to you quickly. They are extremely responsive and they provide great advice" Chambers, 2020.
"Julian Hemming has notable strength in employee relations issues, such as negotiations with European Work Councils. He also acts on TUPE matters and disciplinary procedures as well as representation in disputes before the Employment Tribunal. "He's great - he's very personable and approachable" Chambers 2020.
Anna recently joined Osborne Clarke from a leading international firm where she worked for most of her career, qualifying into the employment team in London in 2002 and subsequently starting the employment team in Sydney where she is also qualified and became a partner.
With over 14 years' experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, Anna has particular expertise in advising businesses on post-termination restraints, discrimination and harassment issues, restructures and redundancies, employment disputes and employment aspects of corporate transactions. In addition, Anna acted as the lead partner for key clients in Asia Pacific and has led numerous cross-border employment projects.
Known for her commercial solutions-driven approach, Anna's clients range from large global corporates to smaller companies and not-for-profit organisations. She has significant experience advising clients in the Workforce Solutions, media, life sciences and healthcare, financial services and technology sectors. In the last few years Anna has advised many major staffing companies and a peak industry body on a range of strategic, public policy and employment issues both in Australia and across Asia Pacific.
Olivia re-joined the London employment team in 2016 having worked for a niche employment law practice for the last seven years. This has provided her with an additional perspective having advised both employers and employees. Prior to that, she worked for five years at Osborne Clarke joining from another international law firm.
Olivia has extensive experience in advocacy in the Employment Tribunal having represented Respondents and Claimants at preliminary and full hearings. She has also participated in the Judicial Shadowing Scheme.
Olivia is experienced in dealing with a wide range of employment issues but has particular experience in:
• Employment Tribunal litigation including bonus claims;
• Restrictive covenants and injunctions;
• Restructuring and collective redundancies;
• Business critical issues including board disputes, change management and discrimination claims.
Olivia has a particular interest, and experience, in providing legal and HR training to HR departments and managers in a broad spectrum of employment issues. Most recently, she has provided clients with training in shared parental leave, dismissal and discrimination issues.
Olivia prides herself on giving practical and accessible, user friendly, ‘no nonsense’ pragmatic and commercial advice.
Olivia is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.
He specialises in various aspects of employment law, including restructurings, contingent workforces, termination or hiring of high-profile senior employees, negotiation with trade union representatives, cross-border employment and transfer of undertakings.
Thierry has a strong local practice but also advises international companies mainly from Europe, the USA and India on law issues relating to his expertise. Most of Thierry’s clients are from the Tech, Media and Comms, Retail, and Life Sciences sectors.
As a specialist in workforce solutions, Thierry provides A to Z advice for recruiting and staffing businesses as they navigate the legal complexities of managing their Belgian and international workforces.
Thierry was one of Osborne Clarke’s founding Partners and helped to set up the office in 2013. Before then, he led the employment team of a large Belgian law firm, and he worked in the legal services and HR departments of a US company in Brussels.
Thierry is a member of the EELA (European Employment Lawyers’ Association), AJPDS (the Belgian Employment Lawyers’ Association), the Brussels Trade Association (BECI) and of the Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
She has extensive experience in advising local and international clients in outsourcing operations, business downsizings, senior executive appointments and dismissals, occupational pension schemes, share plans, labour audits, and defending companies in all kinds of labour disputes.
She cooperates as well with local and international M&A lawyers regarding the employment aspects of corporate transactions, designing and implementing labour incentive structures to retain key management in post-acquisition scenarios (especially in sectors where continuity of management and R+D personnel is a key driver)
Educated at the University of Barcelona, she graduated with a Law degree in 1993, and then as a postgraduate in tax from ESADE business school in 1995 (Programa de Asesoría y Gestión Tributaria).
Eva started her employment law practice in 2004 -after a previous experience of more than 10 years in tax, social prevision and pension plans-, aimed to analyze HR problems from a multidisciplinary point of view and provide global solutions to HR managers. She joined Osborne Clarke in 2009 and she was appointed as Partner in 2013.
Eva is a member of the Granollers (Barcelona) Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Spanish Association of HR Managers (AEDIPE).
He has over 20 years’ experience advising on both business and personal immigration issues. He leads the firm’s immigration practice and has a well-regarded reputation in the industry. His legal expertise comprises all areas of UK business immigration acting for multi-nationals through to start-up companies and he has advised on the full extent of entry clearance applications, as well as personal applications for UK residency and nationality, settlements and citizenship and student applications.
Gavin has a particular specialism for inward investment and helping international companies set up in the UK and has helped a number of household names with their immigration strategic planning as they set up and grew.
Gavin worked previously as Special Counsel at Taylor Wessing (where he was ranked by legal directories as a leading individual) and then as a Senior Manager at Fragomen before joining Blake Lapthorn to build and lead its immigration practice.
Gavin regularly provides commentary to the media on immigration issues and has had commentary published in HR Magazine and The Times Higher Education.
Gavin is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association and has been a contributing editor for Immigration for The Investors Guide to the UK.
He has developed a special interest in questions related to the use of new technologies within the workplace. In particular, he holds a Doctorate in Private Law on “Employment law and new technology” (University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 2002).
Maxime has written several articles concerning the monitoring of employees’ emails, teleworking and the implementation of Internet Policies.
In addition, since 2008, he has been a member of the Legal Committee of the French Football League (LFP) and president of same since 2017, handling in particular the labour disputes between professional players and the clubs, as well as approval of contracts.
Maxime is mentioned as ranked individual for Employment in Chambers Europe.
He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2002. In addition to his Doctorate in Private Law, he holds a Master degree in Employment Law (University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 1999).
He has consolidated experience in day-by-day assistance and in litigation matters, supporting Italian and international clients in the management of issues such as individual and collective dismissals, international secondments, contracts (relating to subordinate and independent employment relationships, including agency contracts with particular focus on the independent financial advisors’ sector) and outsourcing processes. He also has specific skills in the management of issues related to top managers involved in extraordinary transactions.
Before joining Osborne Clarke he worked for leading Italian firms.