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IDENTIFYING HR BEST PRACTICE WHEN COMPANIES COMBINE

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) are meant to strengthen a company’s position on the market – yet success is not always assured. Company culture and employees are often one of the most important success factors. However, neglecting to address Human Resource (HR) issues during M&As until too late is not unusual. So companies need to ensure that they get it right.

CMS’s corporate and employment teams joined forces to help clients identify the key issues at play with a new series of webinars, M&A: HR Do’s and Don’ts.

The series, which ran weekly for around six months, covered 16 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.

The sessions were led by CMS experts from the relevant jurisdictions, with 32 of our partners, of counsel and senior associates participating in the series. Topics included recruitment, redundancies, trade unions and restrictive covenants.

I decided to combine practice areas and jurisdictions so that we could offer some really compelling topics to in-house counsel and HR managers.
Katarzyna Dulewicz, Partner, CMS Warsaw

“The series proved to be of great use, both to our audience in terms of content and to our own lawyers in terms of finding ways we can work more closely together as an organisation.”

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