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.
The virtual event will provide an opportunity to receive expert advice from Osborne Clarke Employment Partners from our European offices and to learn about and discuss approaches to reintegrating workforces across Europe and to discuss managing risks.
Partner, Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht, Germany
Partner, Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht, Germany
Co-Managing Partner, France
Partner, Head of Employment & Labour, Italy
Managing Partner, Belgium
Partner, Advocaat, The Netherlands
Senior Counsel, Belgium
Gavin Jones Head of Immigration, UK
Associate Director, UK
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.
Anke is co-leading the international employment group. She advises multinational companies in particular on cross-border transactions, restructurings, outsourcings, acquisitions, downsizing measures and compliance issues.
Her clients benefit from her comprehensive experience in negotiations with works councils and trade unions when implementing the strategies and solutions developed. Her practice also focuses on the deployment of foreign staff and the employment law aspects of IT use in companies, e.g. cloud computing, social media, bring your own device, etc..
Anke has particular experience in the strategic planning and management of cross-border projects (such as international restructurings, transfers of businesses and relocations of operations). She represented clients in several proceedings at the Federal Labour Court.
Before Anke joined Osborne Clarke in May 2007, she was a partner at a well-known law firm in the south of Germany.
Anke is a lecturer at the academy of a large company and holds lectures on a regular basis in German, English and French at national and international conferences.
In addition, she has published and authored numerous books on employment law. She has also published many specialist articles.
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.
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).
A focus of Timo’s practice is on planning and implementing 1st and 2nd generation outsourcing projects in an employment law context as well as company restructuring measures. In doing so, he also represents companies’ interests in relation to works councils and social partners.
Timo also provides advice on contingent workforce, designing and transferring company pension provisions, on performance-based pay, and on alternative measures for reducing HR costs. He provides legal guidance to the managers of start-ups and new companies in respect to matters of social insurance status.
Timo is a member of Osborne Clarke’s India Desk and Nordic Desk. He supports Indian corporations in relation to their German acquisitions and the associated integration of employment law within companies operating in Germany. He has developed models for the international secondment of specialist and management employees.
Due to his good business connections in Northern Europe, he also advises clients from Finland and Scandinavia on their business activities in Germany and on cross-border legal issues.
In his doctoral thesis, Timo dealt with wage agreements governed by the law of obligation and non-exempt social partnership agreements. Timo qualified as a lawyer in 2000 and started his career with well-known law firms, before joining Osborne Clarke in 2005. During the course of a secondment, he also worked for one of Finland’s leading law firms.
Timo publishes and lectures regularly at international seminar events on issues, such as outsourcing and post-merger integration. He is also a visiting lecturer in employment law at the Fresenius University. The JUVE Handbook 2012 recommends him for international issues (secondments, outsourcing).
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.
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.
Jorgo advises both international and national businesses and employees (including statutory directors) on all aspects of employment law. He also deals with issues that play at the intersection of corporate law and employment law, such as disputes between shareholders or between shareholders and the board, M&A and management incentives.
Jorgo has a special interest in collective employment law and regularly advises and litigates about this. Jorgo is a member of the VAAN and VvA specialization associations. Jorgo's approach is bold and innovative; providing solutions and daring to take a standpoint are key drivers of his success.
Legal 500 has ranked Jorgo and his team in tier 3, naming them ‘accessible, proactive’ and is praised for his ‘great service and out-of-the-box thinking’
Jorgo has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
- Employment Law
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
He supports and advises French and international companies on the full range of labour issues and HR strategy. His areas of expertise include all aspects of employment law, social security law and welfare benefits. He also handles litigation matters in front of the French Courts.
Jérôme provides services on a day-to-day basis on individual employment matters (employment contracts, remuneration plans, employees training) and collective employment issues (employee saving plans, optimising working time, relation with staff representative bodies).
He has significant experience in the management of complex operations and reorganisation (HR impacts of transfers of activities, restructuring, outsourcing, harmonisation of employees’ status post-acquisitions, collective economic dismissals) and preventing employment risks (psycho-social risks, litigations).
Jérôme has developed a special interest on issues relating to the impacts of using digital on employee relationships.
He holds a post-graduate diploma in law and employment practices (University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas) and he is lecturer in labour law at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (M2 HR management and labour relationships, CIFFOP).
She also coordinates and advises on cross-border employment and social security projects.
She was on secondment to Osborne Clarke's UK offices for six months, and to the Silicon Valley office in the US for four months, where she acquired in-depth knowledge of the concerns that international companies have when they decide to expand their business into Spain for the first time.
She has been a member of the employment team at Osborne Clarke Spain since 2011.
Her expertise is particularly valued by Belgian, US and Indian clients in the real estate, retail and tech, media and comms sectors.
Vinciane also assists companies with various kinds of labour disputes before the Belgian labour courts, and with senior executive appointments and dismissals. In that regard, she regularly coordinates cross-service and multi-jurisdictional projects.
She was one of the founding team members of Osborne Clarke Belgium in 2013.
Vinciane regularly publishes client insights and newsletters, for example in the Business Immigration newsletter. She also holds regular client training sessions and engages as speaker at employment conferences.
She is a member of the European Employment Lawyers' Association and the Belgian Employment Lawyers' Association.
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.
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.
Prima di entrare in Osborne Clarke, Giuliana ha lavorato per un importante studio legale romano, dove ha maturato una significativa esperienza nel diritto commerciale e del lavoro, assistendo società italiane e straniere (ivi incluse multinazionali operanti nel settore cinematografico) nonché istituzioni estere, sia in ambito contenzioso che stragiudiziale.
In Osborne Clarke, Giuliana si occupa prevalentemente di diritto del lavoro, assistendo clienti italiani ed esteri, operanti in molteplici settori, nei contenziosi dinanzi alle magistrature del lavoro, ivi inclusa la Suprema Corte di Cassazione. Presta, inoltre, consulenza quotidiana ai dipartimenti delle risorse umane su tutte le tematiche relative alla gestione dei rapporti di lavoro, assistendo altresì i clienti nelle procedure di licenziamenti collettivi e di trasferimenti d’azienda.
Laureata nel 1999 presso l’Università LUISS di Roma, ammessa all’Albo presso l’Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma nel 2004, Giuliana è stata ammessa al patrocinio presso le magistrature superiori nel 2016.
Wyke graduated in Private law and Employment law at the University of Groningen.
Before joining Osborne Clarke in June 2017 she worked for the Dutch court and several Dutch law firms as an intern.
Julien is a Junior Associate on the employment team in Brussels.
Julien advises employers on different aspects of Belgian individual and collective labor law arising from domestic and international relationships. He specializes in dismissal matters and advises employers in litigation matters relating to employment relationships.
Julien previously worked on the employment team at a large independent Belgian law firm.
Julien holds a master's degree in labor and social security law from the Catholic University of Leuven.