International Competence

The international positioning of Ogletree Deakins follows the market movement of an increasingly globalised work environment. As a result, the demands on international human resources management, i.e. the management of personnel from and around the world, are increasing enormously. We offer individual solutions especially for this problem, such as:

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Dr. Ulrike Conradi

Global Portfolio

International Human Resources Management

  • Advice on and structuring of foreign assignments, postings of employees abroad, taking into account aspects of employment, residence, social security and tax law as well as the applicable national law
  • International personnel recruitment, entering into and terminating employment relationships worldwide
  • Advice on participation rights of domestic and foreign employee representatives in international personnel deployment
  • Design of global assignment guidelines
  • Problem solutions around the deployment of workers in a global, cross-border context

Advice on international restructuring and transactions (including investment activities)

  • Assistance with cross-border restructuring, reorganizations and transactions
  • Consultation on participation rights and negotiations with employee representatives and trade unions
  • Implementation of cross-national personnel cost optimization processes, both before and after transactions on the buyer and/or seller side

International Compliance and Data Protection Issues

  • Implementation of the GDPR requirements at global level
  • Implementation of compliance standards at global level
  • Implementation of compliance trainings for managers
  • Implementation of data protection requirements in the employment relationship
  • Consultation for group-wide and external data transfer

Harmonization of working conditions at global level

  • Design, adaptation and harmonization of all types of global policies
  • Worldwide introduction of uniform remuneration structures and other working conditions, including company pension schemes

Right of residence

  • Assistance with visa, residence and work permit matters worldwide