Most companies underestimate the legal risks of expatriate employees. The human
resources or legal departments are overwhelmed to assess all aspects and to minimize the legal risks
for the company and the employee also. The presentation includes an overview of employment lawrelated
risks, tax and social security risks and risks in accordance with criminal law and corporate
liability. Based on practical cases, solutions are offered to develop best practices for expatriatemanagement
in a global world.
Holger Berens, Senior Partner, HBK Consultancy, Germany and
Udo Hempe, Senior Partner, HBK Consultancy, Germany
Holger Berens is a Senior Partner at the corporate consulting firm HBK Consultancy in Cologne. As a business Lawyer he has advised mid-sized businesses and international enterprises for several decades in the areas of expatriate management, corporate security, compliance, corporate and group law and antitrust and competition law. Since 2000 he has been Dean of Business Law at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne (University of Applied Sciences).