As the responsibility of ownership transfers from one business to another, we provide essential assistance to our clients advising them on the best course of action.
Whenever an undertaking or specific activities are transferred, the rights of employees are usually protected under the Transfer of Undertaking and Protection of Employees’ Rules (TUPE). Our specialists advise employers on how to take this protection, and the transfer of liabilities, into account in mergers and acquisitions, setting up joint ventures or corporate restructurings.
Following a transfer, we have experience in outsourcings and the drafting of agreements, such as service level agreements or transition management agreements that guarantee a good level of service is maintained despite the transfer.
As part of our service, we are also regularly involved in the harmonisation of employment terms and conditions and any changes to pension plans.
Furthermore, our specialists deal with a broad spectrum of litigation matters on TUPE rules, guiding our clients through the entire process.