UK/EU: recent rulings on jurisdiction over EU international employment disputes

Where disputes involve individual employment contracts, EU jurisdiction rules provide that the employee can only be sued where they are domiciled. In¬†Bosworth v Arcadia Petroleum, the ECJ has ruled that for an individual to have an employment relationship for these purposes, they must perform services for and under the direction of another person, implying the … Read more

Recruitment and protection of talent: a boardroom issue for pharma

Our article Recruitment and protection of talent: a boardroom issue for pharma is available on our pharma hub here.¬†Technological advancement is key amongst the forces driving change in the pharmaceutical healthcare sectors, with businesses increasingly partnering with non-traditional players such as tech giants, agile biotech start-ups and insurers. In this article we explore how the … Read more

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% of respondents cited employment regulations as one of the reasons a deal had failed to … Read more

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

We have recently updated our multi-jurisdictional guide discussing potential employee issues in business transfers (first published in October 2013). The second edition reflects the law as at February 2015. The guide is a quick reference tool covering the key legal requirements in 32 jurisdictions in EMEA, South and Central America and Asia-Pacific, in a simple … Read more