Transfer of Business and Acquired Employee Rights

A Practical Guide for Europe and Across the Globe

  • Jens Kirchner
  • Sascha Morgenroth
  • Tim Marshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. EU Law and EU Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Kirchner, Sascha Morgenroth
      Pages 3-38
    3. Stephan Nitzl, Christian Stuppnig
      Pages 39-63
    4. Eddy Lievens
      Pages 65-109
    5. Petr Samec, Markéta Cibulková
      Pages 111-143
    6. Jonas Enkegaard, Kristine Friis Nolsø
      Pages 145-180
    7. Philippe Danesi, Marie-Astrid Bethenod
      Pages 181-203
    8. Jens Kirchner, Sascha Morgenroth
      Pages 205-234
    9. Helga Fehér
      Pages 235-259
    10. Fabrizio Morelli
      Pages 261-286
    11. Hélène Bogaard
      Pages 287-311
    12. Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak, Katarzyna Magnuska
      Pages 313-349
    13. Monica Georgiadis
      Pages 351-383
    14. Pilar Menor
      Pages 385-408
    15. Johan Sundberg, Emil Ödling
      Pages 409-426
    16. Tim Marshall, Kate Hodgkiss
      Pages 427-461
  3. Non-EU Countries in Wider Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Vladislav Mazur
      Pages 465-480
    3. Vincent Carron, Anne Roux-Fouillet
      Pages 481-504

About this book


This book provides practical, business-orientated and accessible guidance on key employment and labour law aspects in national and international transfers of business in the European Union, its member states and selected important countries around the world. It contains a comprehensive overview of relevant topics such as safeguarding of employees' rights, impacts on employees' representatives and on collective agreements, company pension entitlements, insolvency, M&A transactions and cross-border transfers of business for each country covered. This overview is accompanied by summaries of leading case law and excerpts of important national regulations.

Transfers of business play an important role in today's globalised business world. In particular, employment and labour impacts of transfers of businesses are often a driving legal and business factor in national and international restructurings and M&A transactions. The successful implementation of transfers of business requires to recognise and comply with the relevant legal frameworks of the countries involved.

This publication is written by specialised employment lawyers from around the globe and addresses in-house counsels, human resources managers and legal advisors in charge of or accompanying national or international transactions.


Collective agreement Cross-border transfer of business Insolvency Labour law Legal transfer Mergers and acquisitions Transformation act TUPE Restructuring M&A Transaction Acquired Rights Directive Global HR Guide Employment rights Employee representation Company pension Asset deal Share deal Mass dismissals Charter of Fundamental Rights TFEU

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Kirchner
    • 1
  • Sascha Morgenroth
    • 2
  • Tim Marshall
    • 3
  1. 1.DLA Piper UK LLPFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.DLA Piper UK LLPFrankfurtGermany
  3. 3.DLA Piper UK LLPLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49005-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49007-5
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