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Ogletree Deakins Launches Global Reorganizations Practice Group

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ATLANTA – May 3, 2023 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s Global Reorganizations Practice Group. Co-chaired by Berlin office managing shareholder Dr. Ulrike Conradi and London partner Roger James, the group comprises cross-border practitioners who help multinational employers as they engage in global corporate reorganizations.

“When a multinational employer engages in a global corporate reorganization, the legal issues and processes are particularly complex. Laws differ substantially from one country to another. Balancing global compliance against the reality of business objectives and local operations while simultaneously ensuring seamless management of an entire process requires skillful handling and deep understanding from experienced attorneys,” said Conradi and James. “We have substantial experience handling these issues and our new practice group is a natural next step to consolidate and develop that knowledge.”

The Global Reorganizations Practice Group works in tandem with clients’ legal and HR teams from the inception of projects to their conclusion and beyond. Projects include:

  • Every human capital aspect of post-merger integrations (PMI) to ensure seamless integration of separate workforces while helping clients recognize the full value of a transaction through continued business momentum, synergy capture, and transformational change;
  • Management of global reductions in force (RIF);
  • Supervision of employee transfers and/or employment terminations, including advice on the European Union Acquired Rights Directive/Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE);
  • Negotiation with works councils and/or unions;
  • Harmonization of terms of employment with new and existing employees;
  • Consultation with employees and their representatives; and
  • Notification to the appropriate authorities.

Conradi’s practice focuses on advising companies and the public sector on all employment related matters, especially those relating to redundancies, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and privatizations.

James has more than 25 years of experience practicing law and assists clients on all aspects of international employment law projects.

Ogletree Deakins’ Global Reorganizations Practice Group will be supported by a steering committee, including Paris partner Jean-Marc Albiol, Montréal office managing partner Lucie Guimond, New York shareholder Diana Nehro, and Mexico City office managing partner Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez.

Learn more about Ogletree Deakins’ Global Reorganizations Practice Group here.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 12 consecutive years. In the 2023 edition, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 950 attorneys located in 55 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including many of the Fortune 50 companies in the U.S. www.ogletree.com

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