Employment in Germany and Japan

DJW Round Table

Business Continuity beyond Corona Pandemic

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Di 28.07.2020, 12:00 - 13:00 (MESZ)

Online via Microsoft Teams

Even though the Corona pandemic has various effects on individuals, it has affected us all at different levels, economically and in our working lives. Now that relaxation is gradually becoming possible − at least for our societies − it is worth taking a first look at companies in Germany and Japan: How has the Corona pandemic been dealt with? Can business continuity be guaranteed, and if so, which paths are being taken? Where can and where must management demonstrate liability?

With this Round Table we invite you to actively share your ideas and experiences. At the beginning, two impulses from Germany and Japan will be given introducing the topic and the status quo in both our countries, which will provide the basis for our subsequent discussion. 

Dialogue Partners

Dr. Michael Johannes Pils, Partner, Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB; Düsseldorf
Michael Pils advises on the employment law issues of company purchases as well as post-merger integration. He specialises in tailor-made advice for the structure of remuneration systems, questions of employment protection, data protection and health protection as well as company pensions. Michael Pils has considerable experience with the employment law advice of Japanese, Chinese and US American companies. In addition, he advises on all questions of individual and collective employment law. Since 2019 Michael is member of the executive board of the German-Japanese Society for Labour Law (Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft für Arbeitsrecht).

Chisako Takaya, Attorney-at-law, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Tokyo
Chisako Takaya has practiced for more than 26-years in the fields of labour & employment, cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. She is a well-known experienced litigator, mainly representing employer in the labour disputes.

Moderation: Anne Pomsel, Deputy Director, DJW; Düsseldorf

Agenda (CEST)

  • 12.00 to 12.05 Welcome
  • 12.05 to 12.30 Impulses by Dialogue Partners focussing on
    • Most challenging issues for businesses dealing with Corona pandemic.
    • Lessons learned and aspects to be taken into the future.
  • 12.30 to 12.55 Q&A, discussion with audience
  • 12.55 to 13.00 Closing
Dr. Michael Pils Dr. Michael Pils
Chisako Takaya Chisako Takaya