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Employment Law Scandinavia

Get an overview of the employment law framework in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

Participants: Maximum 25
London: 19th - 20th March 2018

Price: £999 + VAT    
Special offers

This Scandinavian employment law seminar provides participants with a good understanding of the pattern of employment regulation in the region as a whole, as well as information on the main domestic employment law in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Led by top employment law specialists from Horten, DLA and `Attorneys at Law Borenius` it provides an overview of legal and employment relations issues in Scandinavia. You will leave with a working knowledge of local employment law and practice, an understanding of important cultural differences and working practices and the know-how to advise colleagues on applicable law.

  • Practical guidance on employment law differences and similarities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
  • Up to date advice on particularly critical and potentially costly employment issues
  • Gain specific knowledge on the trends within legislation and employment practice in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
  • Get advice from legal experts on key aspects of employment law in four key Scandinavian jurisdictions
  • Take advantage of legal and HR expertise combined with great networking opportunities
08:30

Registration

09:00

Overview of the legal framework in Sweden

  • Sources of law
  • Regulation of the employment relationship
10:00

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Essential terms and conditions with focus on country specific issues (remuneration and benefits, working hours, holiday, parental leave, non-compete clauses, absence etc.) 
10:45

Break

11:00

Termination due to the employee’s affairs

  • Reasons to terminate
  • Procedural advice
  • Notice periods
  • Compensations
  • Termination without notice
11:45

Termination due to the Company’s affairs

  • Redundancy
  • Selection and procedural advice
  • Termination agreements
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Overview of the legal framework in Norway

  • Sources of law
  • Regulation of the employment relationship
14:15

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Essential terms and conditions with focus on country specific issues (remuneration and benefits, working hours, holiday, parental leave, non-compete clauses, absence etc.)
15:00

Break

15:15

Termination due to the employee’s affairs

  • Reasons to terminate
  • Procedural advice
  • Notice periods
  • Compensations
  • Termination without notice
16:00

Termination due to the Company’s affairs

  • Redundancy
  • Selection and procedural advice
  • Termination agreements
16:45

Closing remarks

17:00

End of day two

08:30

Registration

09:00

Overview of the legal framework in Denmark

  • Sources of law
  • Regulation of the employment relationship
10:00

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Essential terms and conditions with focus on country specific issues (remuneration and benefits, working hours, holiday, parental leave, non-compete clauses, absence etc.) 
10:45

Break

11:00

Termination due to the employee’s affairs

  • Reasons to terminate
  • Procedural advice
  • Notice periods
  • Compensations
  • Termination without notice
11:45

Termination due to the Company’s affairs

  • Redundancy
  • Selection and procedural advice
  • Termination agreements
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Overview of the legal framework in Finland

  • Sources of law
  • Regulation of the employment relationship
14:15

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Essential terms and conditions with focus on country specific issues (remuneration and benefits, working hours, holiday, parental leave, non-compete clauses, absence etc.)
15:00

Break

15:15

Termination due to the employee’s affairs

  • Reasons to terminate
  • Procedural advice
  • Notice periods
  • Compensations
  • Termination without notice
16:00

Termination due to the Company’s affairs

  • Redundancy
  • Selection and procedural advice
  • Termination agreements
16:45

Closing remarks

17:00

End of day one

Dino Kalamujic Dino Kalamujic

Dino Kalamujic

I am a Senior Associate in DLA Piper’s Employment group. I have extensive experience of matters relating to termination due to redundancy and personal reasons, dismissals, loyalty issues, organizational change and negotiations with trade unions. In addition, I have considerable experience of employment matters appertaining to merger and acquisitions and transfer of assets. I have been working with employment disputes in the Swedish Labour Court as well as in various Swedish District Courts.

I regularly assist clients in drafting employment contracts for managing directors and key employees.

Prior to commencing my position at DLA Piper, I worked as legal counsel in an employers' organisation within the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, which provided me with valuable and substantial experience of the Swedish hospitality industry incorporating the hotel- and restaurant sector.

Per Benonisen

Per Benonisen

I am a partner at law firm DLA Piper in Oslo and I'm head of the firm’s department of employment, pension and benefits. I specialise in all areas concerning employment particularly, larger downscalings, reorganisations, individual terminations, elaboration of employment contracts for employees and managers. I have also acted as external examiner at the University of Oslo. I have worked as a specialist consultant for the work environmental department in Norway. For many years, I have spoken at several international and national conferences on Scandinavian employment law. I'm co-author of the book: “Arbeidsret.no” (Damn), “En kommentar til norsk arbeidsret” and “Scandinavian Employment Law (Thomson). I speak the Scandinavian languages and English.

Erik Wendelboe

Erik Wendelboe

I am a partner at the law firm Horten in Copenhagen. I am an expert within all areas of employment law, particularly agreements for managing director and other executives, incentives and stock option programmes, loyalty obligations, collective bargaining agreements and public employment. I'm a very experienced litigator for the Danish courts before which I have represented both private and public and national and international clients in various employment matters. I am a teacher with the Danish Association of Lawyers, DJØF (Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists), the Danish Bar and Law Society, Thomson and DLA Advance.

I am co-author of the books: “Non-Competition Agreements” (Schultz, 1999), “The Danish Act on Stock Options” (Thomson, 2006) and “Scandinavian Employment Law” (Thomson, 2007). I speak the Scandinavian languages, English and German.

Jani Syrjanen

Jani Syrjanen

I am a partner at law firm Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd in Helsinki. As an experienced litigator, I specialise in all areas of employment law. I represent international and domestic employers before the Finnish courts in various employment matters throughout the entire litigation process.

I also have vast experience in negotiating and drafting employment and executive agreements, policies and procedures as well as conducting in-house training for employers confronting a wide range of employment law matters including downscalings, reorganisations and redundancies. I speak Finnish, Swedish and English.

HR directors, HR managers, employment law advisers, employee relations professionals. Anyone who has, or expects to have, responsibility for overseas staff in Denmark, Finland, Norway and/or Sweden

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Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

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