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US Multinational Employers: Let’s Map It Out!
Our Local Experts Provide Direction for Navigating Key Global Employment Laws and Trends All Over the World

In our four-part Navigating the World webinar series, US moderators welcomed colleagues from around the globe to share the latest labor and employment law updates and trends impacting US-based multinational employers with business operations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific, including:

  • the impact of the current social and political climate on multinational employers
  • New significant legislative developments
  • Inclusion and diversity (I&D) advancements and trends
  • Best practices for a flexible workforce, addressing remote and hybrid work

Each 60-minute webinar is available to view on-demand so that you can watch any sessions you may have missed. Click the buttons below to view each recording.

Europe
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UKWednesday, June 1, 2022

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ModeratorSusan Eandi, Palo Alto
Presenters
Nadege Dallais, Paris
Fermin Guardiola, Madrid
Danielle Pinedo, Amsterdam
Stephen Ratcliffe, London
Bernhard Trappehl, Munich
The Americas
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and MexicoWednesday, June 8, 2022

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ModeratorBenjamin Ho, San Francisco
Presenters
Matias Herrero, Buenos Aires
Liliana Hernandez-Salgado, Mexico City
Maria Cecilia Reyes Jaimes, Bogota
Leticia Ribeiro, Partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe, Sao Paulo*
Andrew Shaw, Toronto

*Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law
The Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the UAEPresented June 15, 2022

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ModeratorElizabeth Ebersole, Chicago
Presenters
Johan Botes, Johannesburg
Elif Nur Cakir Vurgun, Istanbul
Joanna Matthews-Taylor, Dubai
Christiana O’Connell-Schizas, Riyadh
Asia Pacific
Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines and SingaporePresented June 22, 2022

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ModeratorJoseph Deng, Los Angeles
Presenters
Celeste Ang, Singapore
Kenneth Chua, Manila
Jonathan Isaacs, Hong Kong
Michael Michalandos, Sydney
Tomohisa Muranushi, Tokyo
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Joseph Deng is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group based in Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office with a focus in global employment. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Deng advises major U.S. and other multinational companies on employment matters around the world with a focus on Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. He has advised on workforce expansions, international transactions, employee transfers, workforce restructuring, codes of conduct, compliance matters and employee investigations with the only international law firm to be ranked Band 1 in both Global Employment and Global Immigration.

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Susan Eandi is the head of Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law practice group for North America, and chair of the California Labor & Employment practice group. She speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Bloomberg, and M&A Counsel. Susan has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Susan has been recognized as a leader in employment law by The Daily Journal, Legal 500 PLC and is a Chambers ranked attorney.

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Elizabeth Ebersole is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law group. She focuses her practice on cross-border employment law advice across the entire spectrum of employment issues facing multinational employers. Ms. Ebersole has been published in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. She was ranked one of the top employment and labor attorneys in Chicago by Super Lawyers.

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Ben Ho advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters arising throughout the employment relationship. Mr. Ho also frequently counsels clients on employment law matters arising from domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and global corporate reorganizations.

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Franco-Irish, Nadège Dallais joined Baker McKenzie's Employment Practice Group in 2001 and was appointed counsel in 2015. She completed an associate training program in the Firm's Palo Alto office in 2012. Ms. Dallais is a member of the Paris Green Committee and is responsible for pro bono initiatives in the Paris office.

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Fermín Guardiola has been a partner at Baker McKenzie since 1995. He heads the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in Madrid and has over 20 years of experience in his area of practice. He is consistently recognized by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in his field. In addition to his practice, Mr. Guardiola regularly collaborates with economic newspapers and has co-authored several reference monographs on labor and employment matters. He is a co-founder and director of Forelab, the prominent Spanish Labor Lawyers Association and also an arbitrator of the Madrid Bar Association Court of Arbitration.

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Danielle advises multinationals and provides services across the entire spectrum of employment and employee participation law. Danielle has a strong winning track record in the field of employment litigation and won several significant court cases for multinational clients. Most recently, she assisted a multinational in a court case in which the employee submitted a claim to the court of approximately EUR 400,000. The court rejected the claim and in the ruling specifically pointed out the extensive and thorough defense.

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Stephen Ratcliffe is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Benefits practice in London. He has more than 14 years of legal experience and was recognized as an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers & Partners in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before his promotion to partnership. Stephen has been described as "very precise, technically excellent, but also very practical."

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Dr. Bernhard Trappehl chairs the EMEA Employment Practice Group and manages relationships with several of the Firm’s largest clients. He served as managing partner of the Firm’s German/Austrian offices between 2007 and 2012. He frequently speaks at seminars and provides in-house trainings on a wide range of employment matters, and regularly contributes to publications, books, newspapers and law journals.

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Matias Herrero is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Buenos Aires office. He routinely advises on a broad scope of employment matters, including executive and massive terminations, companies’ closing, local and international executive hirings, and employee compensation and benefits.

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Liliana Hernandez-Salgado is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Mexico City office. Named a Rising Star in The Legal 500 2019 review, she counsels clients on matters related to labor and employment law. Liliana has 12 years' experience in providing domestic and cross-border strategic consulting as well as advice on employment and compensation matters. She has vast knowledge in areas of employment law associated with corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.

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Maria Cecilia Reyes is an associate in Baker McKenzie Colombia’s Labor and Immigration practice. She is involved in social security and immigration matters, and focuses on pension issues, expatriates, compensation and benefits, and negotiations. Ms. Reyes joined the Firm in 2005 as a student in the Labor Practice Group.

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Andrew Shaw is a partner in the Firm's Employment & Compensation Law Group. Prior to attending law school, Andrew held labour relations/human resources positions at both private and public sector companies. In these roles, he managed workplace disputes and grievances to an appropriate resolution, assisted internal clients with the interpretation of employment-related legislation, and provided counsel to senior management as required. Andrew assists clients with all aspects of the employment relationship, both unionized and non-unionized, in the province of Ontario and throughout Canada. He advises and represents employers in matters regarding employment standards, wrongful dismissals, human rights, labour relations/arbitration, union organizing, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, pay equity, and workplace investigations.

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Johan Botes heads Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Johannesburg. Johan is experienced in employment law and labor relations, focusing on South African and sub-Saharan African employment law and employee relations. He regularly advises multinational clients on industrial relations, employment negotiations, labor dispute resolution, change management, and organizational restructuring. His team manages multijurisdictional employment and employee relations projects on behalf of various multinational clients.

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Joanna Matthews-Taylor is a partner in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie and head of the employment practice. Joanna advises on employment law and immigration matters, working with clients based in the UAE and wider Middle East region. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked as a senior legal consultant for an international law firm’s Middle East office, and as a qualified assistant for a leading Scottish law firm. From 2016 – 2020 Joanna has been recognised by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" and as an "Associate to watch" by Chambers Global with clients and peers commenting "client service is her strength" and that she is "technically excellent" and "has been in the region a long time and has the local knowledge."

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Christiana O'Connell-Schizas is a Senior Associate in Baker & McKenzie Limited, Riyadh office.

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Celeste Ang's practice encompasses corporate dispute resolution, compliance and investigations. She has significant experience acting for global clients in cross-border disputes and advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of cross-border investigations. She also has a specialist focus on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues, specialising on contentious or potentially contentious issues including termination of employment, dismissal, retrenchment, breach of fiduciary duties and enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Celeste has represented employers on employment and employment-related disputes in the Singapore courts as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Celeste is named as a recognised practitioner in Chambers Asia Pacific in the area of litigation, and is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific and named a Leading Practitioner in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the area of employment. She is described as "very smart, very innovative - a good example of someone who thinks outside the box" and "very technically competent, very thorough and very responsive" by clients.

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Kenneth Chuah is a principal in the Finance & Projects Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore. Kenneth has more than 10 years of experience acting for banks, borrowers and sponsors in a wide range of cross-border finance transactions across Asia Pacific. Kenneth sits on the Firm's Global Trade Finance Steering Committee. He is recognised as a rising star in Banking & Finance: Singapore by IFLR1000 2019 and recognized in Legal 500 2019 and Legal 500 2020, the latter highlighting that he has "vast knowledge in receivables financing".

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Michael has more than 15 years' experience as an employment law and industrial relations lawyer, acting for clients in a range of industries, including banking and finance, insurance, health and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, real estate, media and entertainment, information technology and professional services. He has developed and published compliance programs and best practice policies locally and within Asia Pacific. He is the author and a developer of CCH’s Employment Contracts Manager, a software package that builds and tailors smart employment contracts. He has also authored a large number of chapters in every edition of CCH’s Australian Master Human Resources Guide. Articles written by Michael on employment law topics have appeared in the Melbourne University Law Review, CFO Magazine, Human Capital, Lawyers Weekly, Human Resources, and CCH’s Employment Law Bulletin. He has also spoken at events arranged by the College of Law, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and various professional associations. He wrote and produced “Dismissal Impossible,” a training video on unfair dismissal and sexual harassment, for the Australian Stock Exchange. Michael regularly conducts employment-related litigation before State and Federal courts and industrial tribunals at an original and appellate level.

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Tomohisa Muranushi is a member of the Firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Tokyo and has eighteen years of legal experience working in Japan. He co-authored M&A Handbook on Conducting Business Practically and the Japan chapter on Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook. Tomohisa has also worked at the San Francisco and Bangkok offices of Baker McKenzie.

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Jonathan Isaacs heads Baker McKenzie's China Employment Practice. Jonathan is listed as a leading lawyer for China employment law in various legal publications and has shared insights on labor and employment issues with many publications and media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Voice of America, RTHK, LA Times and Fortune Magazine. He has also co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. He is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York, USA.

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