The Restructuring Practice Group focuses on cross-border restructuring and on trade unions and other labour representation organisations in an international context.
Restructuring can take many forms but may, for example, include downsizing in a number of countries, outsourcing, or the relocation of an IT function to India or Poland and the acquisition or divestment of part of a business. Our international practice group looks at trade unions and their attempts to develop global strategies through transnational collective agreements, as well as covering developing trends in formal representative structures such as European Works Councils and industrial action in response to restructuring.
Our Restructuring Group members have organised symposia on the EU’s Acquired Rights Directive, on collective redundancies and on international framework agreements, looking particularly at their implications in the United States. The team has published guides to the labour implications of international outsourcing, to transfers of undertakings and to large-scale redundancy processes. It also organised a workshop comparing the application of the law on transfers of undertakings across 20 different EU states and looking at the practical implications for cross-border restructuring.
Restructuring Practice Group co-chairs:
Douglas G. Gilbert
Partner, Heenan Blaikie
Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP
London, United Kingdom
|Outsourcing and Employment: An International Guide|
|Transfers of Undertakings Guide|
|Collective Redundancies Guide|
|Global Fashion Group Transfers Employees|