Seminar series: The employment law lifecycle - A view from the Nordics (Finland)

06 November 2013

8.00 - 10.00

Bird & Bird - Asianajotoimisto Bird & Bird Mannerheimintie 8, 9. krs 00100 Helsinki

Bird & Bird Attorneys will host a breakfast seminar "The employment law lifecycle: A view from the Nordics" at which we will compare and contrast the employment laws in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Seminar is hosted by Maisa Nikkola, Country Head of Employment Finland, Katarina Åhlberg, Country Head of Employment Sweden and Søren Pedersen, Country Head of Employment Denmark.

With offices in Finland, Sweden and, since May 2013 in Denmark, we have the strongest presence in the Nordic countries of any international firm.

If you are interested in attending the event in Helsinki please register here. We are also holding this event in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Please note that places are limited and we may therefore contact you to advise you we have reached our capacity.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

The briefings will cover the following 'need to know' topics across the employment lifecycle, looking at the differences and similarities country to country: 

        Recruiting and hiring

·         Non-discriminatory recruitment

·         The different types of employment (further notice, probationary period, fixed term, temporary substitute etc.)

Particulars during the course of employment

·         Collective bargaining agreements and the obligation to negotiate
Benefits (incl. bonuses)

·         Disciplinary measures

·         Transfer of undertakings


·         Dismissals due to redundancy

·         Dismissals due to "personal reasons" (performance etc.)

·         Benefits during notice period

We hope the briefings will be highly relevant, informative and interactive, as we would very much like to hear your views and experiences as part of the discussion.


8:00 am    Breakfast and networking

8:30 am    Briefing commences

10:00 am  Briefing concludes