Working Session 1

How to protect the employer’s interests after the termination of employment contracts? Aspects of labour law in general and sports law in particular

When signing employment contracts, employers and employees usually do not think about the problems that may arise at the end of such cooperations. However, it is our task as their advising lawyers to protect our client’s interests after the termination of such contracts. We will therefore analyze several means to protect these interests of employers in general, such as restrictive covenants and garden leave – before having a look into the world of sports to see how it deals with similar problems. Sports associations have the tendency to set their own rules (such as the transfer fee system), claiming that the regular laws are not suitable for employment relationships in sports. We will investigate whether the general principles of labour law can survive in this environment.

 

Session Schedule:

09:00 – 12:00 on Wednesday 2 September

Speakers:

Moderators:

Hans Georg Laimer, Zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)
Stephan Dittl, Salger Rechtsanwälte (Germany)

Panelists:

Sven Demeulemeester, ALTIUS (Belgium)
Stefanie Tack, Stappers, Eliaerts & Thiers advocaten cvba (Belgium)
Boriska Ferreira Rocha, CFA advogados (Brazil)
Clémence Colin, Karsenty et Associés (France)
Anne Salzer, Salzer Avocat (France)
Eric Kessler, Avocado Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
Ruwani Dantanarayana, John Wilson Partners (Sri Lanka)
Clare Hedges, Birketts LLP (United Kingdom)

 

COMMISSIONS: Labour Law / Sports Law

GENERAL REPORTERS

Stephan Dittl, Labor_Sports Law 

Stephan Dittl

Hans Laimer, Labor_Sports Law 

Hans Georg Laimer

 

SESSION DOCUMENTS

General Report

 

National reports:

Belgium

Brazil

Czech Republic

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Italy

Latvia

Netherlands

Poland

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden – Employment Law

Sweden – Sports Law

Switzerland

UK

USA