Nordic HR Seminar

Webinar on 24th November 2021

In co-operation with Ius Laboris

Event date

24 Nov

2021

Dittmar & Indrenius > Insight > Nordic HR Seminar

Webinar on 24 November 2021
at 9:00 – 11:30 CET

Contact: [email protected]

Update on hot topics in the Nordics

We have the pleasure of inviting you to join the annual Nordic HR Seminar which will be organized as a webinar on 24 November 2021 at 9:00 – 11:30 CET.

The Nordic HR Seminar is a forum for HR partners working in Nordic organisations or other professionals dealing with labour law issues across the Nordic region.

Speakers of the seminar are Suvi Knaapila, Partner, Dittmar Indrenius from Finland, Jenny Hellberg, Partner, Elmzell Advokatbyrå from Sweden, Claude A. Lenth, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort from Norway and Rikke Falk Dambo, Partner, Norrbom Vinding from Denmark.

Seminar Programme

9:00 Welcome and presentation of speakers

9:05 Post COVID-19

  • What is the new normal in each of the countries?
  • Remote work arrangements
  • Vaccination ‘passports’ and collecting vaccination data

10:00 Break

10:10 Implementation of the whistleblowing directive – where are we now?

10:40 Brief overview of other hot HR legal topics in each of the countries

11:30 End of webinar

If you haven’t received an invitation, but would like to attend to the webinar, please contact: [email protected]

 

Speakers

Suvi Knaapila, Partner
Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys, Finland
Jenny Hellberg, Partner
Elmzell Advokatbyrå, Sweden
Suvi Knaapila is the Co-head of D&I’s Employment, Benefits & Pensions practice group. She is recognized as one of the leading Finnish labour lawyers by The Legal500, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Europe. Suvi Knaapila assists Finnish and multinational corporations in all their employment law matters ranging from top management contracts and redundancies to dispute resolution in various forums. Suvi has particular focus on complex reorganizations, whistleblowing schemes and international employment law. As head of Elmzell Jenny advises in all aspects of employment law and employment law related matters for companies with presence in Sweden and the Nordics. She works closely with HR departments in their day-to-day work with e.g. employment as well as separation agreements, consultations, investigations etc. She often gives seminars and in-house trainings, including “crash courses in Swedish employment law” in English for foreigners.
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Claude A. Lenth, Partner
Advokatfirmaet Hjort, Norway
Rikke Falk Dambo, Partner
Norrbom Vinding, Denmark
Claude A. Lenth is a partner in Hjort’s Employment Law department which is recognized as one of the leading employment law firms in Norway by The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. Lenth has over 20 years of extensive experience within the employment law practice area, including pension and data privacy. His client portfolio consists of a large number of national and international companies and businesses, as well as governmental and public institutions. Rikke is a partner at Norrbom Vinding and advises on all aspects of labour and employment law. She has a special focus on advising private sector employers on employment law, including executive service agreements and severance agreements for senior executives, restrictive covenants, collective redundancies, business reorganisations and bonus programmes. In addition, Rikke often assists international clients as well as Danish clients with an international presence on issues such as setting up in Denmark, global mobility and cross-border compliance projects.

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