Friday 19 February
0830 – 1730 Registration
0830 – 0900 Welcome coffee/tea
0900 – 0915 Opening remarks and announcements by Conference Co-Chairs Pascale Lagesse Dirk Jan Rutgers
Second day overview: the issues and challenges for India, China and other Asian countries when investing and doing business abroad The use of alternative workforces, protection of confidential personnel and business information, enforcing non-compete agreements, drafting and implementing employment agreements, transferring data, and drafting and implementing new compensation and benefits plans.
0915 – 0945 Keynote address by local speaker
0945 – 1100 Session four Secondment/transfers of employees and employee data Compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to cross-border transfer or secondment of personnel: transfer and protection of employee records and data on secondment or as a result of sale, merger or acquisition.
Moderators Regina Glaser Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf; Secretary and Website Office , IBA Discrimination Law Committee Chris Van Olmen Van Olmen & Wynant, Brussels; Secretary- reasure , IBA Law Firm Management Committee; Corporate Counsel Forum Liaison Office , IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
Speakers Luca Failla Lablaw Studio Legale, Milan Philippe François NautaDutilh, Brussels Antony Hyams-Parish Rawlinson Butler LL , London Suzanne Janse Reed Elsevier India Private Ltd, Chennai Eugenie Nunes Boekel De Neree, Amsterdam Anand Prasad rilegal, New Delhi
1415 – 1715 Session six Best practices Drafting and implementing employment contracts for international assignments and implementing and enforcing policies and procedures to protect valuable company business information.
The first half of the afternoon session will review best practices to protect valuable business, customer/client and supplier relationships: development of global policies and procedures and cross-border enforcement of confidentiality undertakings, trade secrets, non- compete and non-solicitation agreements.
The second half of the afternoon session will review best practices for drafting and implementing ‘international’ employment contracts; best practices to manage cross-border transfer of executives, secondment and dual employment; choice of law and dispute resolution provisions.
Moderators Amit Bhasin Oscar de la Vega Chris Van Olmen
Speakers Amit Bansal Kundra & Bansal, New Delhi; Website Office , IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee Juan Bonilla Marianne Granhøj Kromann Reumert, Copenhagen; Assistant Newsletter Edito , IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LL , Hamburg Olle Jansson Advokatfirman Cederquist KB, Stockholm Akhil Prasad Director and Head Legal, Fidelity Business Services India Private Limited, Gurgaon Prithvi Shergill Human Resources Lead, Accenture, Bangalore Gilles Touchette Ogilvy Renualt LL , Montreal Werner Walk CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart Stephen James Woodbury Blake Dawson, Sydney Fraser Younson Berwin Leighton Paisner LL , London
1530 – 1600 Coffee/tea break
1100 – 1130 Coffee/tea break
1715 – 1730 Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs, summary of sessions and closing comments
1130 – 1245 Session five Compensation plans Development, implementation and harmonisation of compensation and benefits packages to ensure compliance with international tax laws, human rights standards and ethical business practices where Asian businesses invest and/or employees work abroad.
1900 Closing reception and buffet dinner Aqua Restaurant The Park Hotel, 15 Parliament Street New Delhi 110001
The Park Hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s business and entertainment hub, Connaught Place.
Moderators Ignacio Funes de Rioja Funes de Rioja & Asociados, Buenos Aires; Vice-Chai , IBA Discrimination Law Committee Johan Lubbe
Aqua, the poolside restaurant and bar is a unique venue and offers a glamorous alfresco experience which includes a landscaped garden terrace with classical outdoor space and an iridescent blue pool.
Speakers Steffan de Jong DLA Pipe , Amsterdam Som Leung Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LL , Hong Kong Anoop Narayanan Majmudar & Co International Lawyers, Mumbai Ivan Suarez Bufete Suárez de Vivero SL, Barcelona
The food will range from international to traditional dishes that will cater for everyone.
Afterwards, participants will also be able to take advantage of the on-site nightclub, Agni, with free admission to all registered IBA conference delegates and their registered guests.
1245 – 1415 Lunch
Transport will not be provided as the venue is within walking distance from the Imperial.
Entry is included for registered delegates and guests.