Taylor Vinters’ International Employment Law Conference attracts leading HR experts

More than 70 global HR professionals, multinational directors, international tax and immigration experts and leading employment lawyers from around the world gathered in London last week for the fourth bi-annual Taylor Vinters’ Employment Law Conference.

International lawyers from 19 countries joined delegates from organisations including NEC, wisscom, Samsung, Prêt A Manger, the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the Royal Society of Chemistry to hear from leading experts on frontline developments in international employment law.

Keynote speaker Dr Jonathan Trevor, Lecturer at The Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, discussed managing people across the world in a networked, information age.  He highlighted the fundamental influence of global trends and importance of developing home-grown solutions to find a best fit for the future.

Says Dr Trevor: “Even highly successful global organisations are being challenged on every level by changing customer preferences, new technologies, rapid environmental change, systems complexity, new competitors and disruptive innovations. HR business leaders must take a long term perspective on the trajectory and resourcing requirements of their organisations to overcome the challenges posed by these drivers for change.”

Employment law partners at Taylor Vinters, Jo Edgley and Roger James, discussed the legal and practical considerations of managing an international workforce –  including hiring and firing overseas, practical steps and how to document international arrangements, mobile employees and secondments.

Roger James, partner and head of the employment team at Taylor Vinters, comments: “It has been very satisfying bringing together 21 international employment lawyers with whom we work closely to put on a hugely popular event covering key aspects of international employment law for clients.”

International employment tax issues were discussed by Michael Soulby, Director at Deloitte, who advised that smart thinking and managing information are the keys to understanding tax risks. This was followed by one of the preeminent immigration lawyers in the country Laura Devine, from Immigration Solicitors of London and New York, who provided the audience with insights into international immigration.

Delegates were then invited to network and have one-to-one consultations with international employment lawyers from countries of their choice.

Feedback on the conference:

Jonathan’s presentation was absolutely fascinating – and completely on target for our challenges. Very insightful – I didn’t expect to be engaged on so many levels. Karen Roberts, Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

These topics are so very important, and it is refreshing to view business organisation and global organisation in this way. Lindy Heng, Centre Director, Europe – Singapore Economic Development Board

The Taylor Vinters’ approach is a brilliant dynamic aspect that enables real interaction between client and lawyer – this is international integration. Anthony Kirwan, CEO, The Law Firm Network

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