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ImageRegister for our international employment law seminar jointly hosted with the New York State Bar Association International Section, and the American Bar Association Section of International Law, on 14th October 2013.

One of the key stumbling blocks to successful and effecitve expansion into new markets can be negotiating the myriad of employment regulations as well as ensuring that your organisation is remaining competitive.

This conference will bring together employment experts from across the world to discuss best practice and to highlight potential issues that can arise in their respective jurisdictions. Speakers confirmed from, the UK, the US, Brazil,  Botswana, China, UAE, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico and across Europe. 


Chaired by: Anna Birtwistle, CM Murray, UK, NYSBA International Section UK Chapter Co-chair and ABA SIL International Employment Committee Co-chair/UK Member representative/Liaison to the Law Society

SESSION 1 - Trends in Employment part 1: What role does employment regulation have in boosting economic growth

  • Philip Berkowitz, Littler Mendelson, NY
  • Francois Berbinau, BGPL, Paris
  • Hideki Thurgood Kano, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo
  • Marco Amorese, Studio Legale Amorese, Milan

SESSION 2 - Trends in International Employment Part II: The role of employment regulation in growing economies

  • Lesli Ligorner, Simmons & Simmons, Shanghai
  • Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi, Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados, Brazil
  • Shalini Agarwal, InterSe, India
  • Edward Luke II, Luke & Associates, Botswana


BREAKOUT SESSION (A) – International developments in whistleblowing laws: Cashing in on tipping off – will a US style of bounty rewards soon be making its way across the Atlantic?

  • Jonathan Armstrong, Duane Morris UK, Co-chair of the UK Chapter of the NYSBA International Section
  • Joel Greenwald, Greenwald Doherty LLP, USA 
  • Thomas Griebe, Vangard Law Firm, Germany
  • Ian O’Herilhy, Mason Hayes Curran, Ireland
  • Cathy James, Public Concern at Work, UK
  • Svetlana London, MGAP, Russia

BREAKOUT SESSION (B) – Cross Border Compensation Issues for Global Employers – Advising on wage, tax, social security and benefits issues across multiple jurisdictions

  • Bill Wright, Fisher & Phillips, Philadelphia
  • Ian Fraser, Simmons & Simmons, London
  • Kees Peter Dekker, Van Benthem & Keulen ,Netherlands
  • Alanna Twohey, Bird Richard, Canada


BREAKOUT SESSION (A) – Generation i-Employee: Bring your own device = bring your own lawsuit? How to manage your employees in the era of the mobile workforce. Data privacy, employee monitoring and social media.

  • Marjorie Culver, Seyfarth Shaw - NY
  • Fraser Younson, BLP - UK
  • Stephen Midgley, Absolute Software, UK
  • Ernesto Velarde, Velarde Danache, Mexico
  • Roselyn Sands, Ernst &Young Societe d'Avocats, Paris, Co-chair of the International Employment Committee of ABA SIL

BREAKOUT SESSION (B) – Employment issues in international M&A and outsourcing

  • Claire Darwin, Matrix, London
  • Anders Etgen Reitz, IUNO, Denmark
  • Mauricio Foeth, Rechtlich & Gentani, Mexico
  • Rebecca Ford, Clyde & Co, UAE
  • Charlie Kaplan, Sills Cummis & Gross, NY

SESSION 5 - Dispute resolution: comparisons in international employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution

  • Lara Vivas , Cuatre Casas – Barcelona, Spain
  • Hideki Thurgood, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tim Gilbert, Travers Smith, UK
  • Amanda Hunter, Hicks Morley, Canada
  • Jenni Priestly, Clyde & Co, Australia
  • Barbara Hoey, Kelley Drye, USA

This conference is accredited for 6 CPD points.

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