If you’re operating in a cross-border environment, particularly in Europe, it’s never too early to get across the local employment rules that will be relevant to your M&A deal – there can be criminal consequences for getting these wrong.

In the second part of Chinwe’s discussion with Ben, Chinwe talks about the importance of understanding works council information and consultation requirements in “awkward” jurisdictions – and what she needs from clients to help them make the right calls. Chinwe also delves into carve-outs from larger groups, and her top tips on managing the process of identifying and controlling who is in and out of the perimeter of employees moving across with the new business.