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M&A HR Issues around the World

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YOUR QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO HR ISSUES ARISING FROM CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS

The 2014 Edition is the latest report available. The next edition will be available in 2016.

M&A HR Issues around the World

This report provides HR leaders with an understanding of the key issues that may be encountered during cross-border transactions.




Mercer’s 2014 M&A HR Issues around the World provides an understanding of the key HR issues that may be encountered during a deal’s initial planning phase, implementation and close. Specifically, it addresses:

  • Prevalence of employee benefits and other programmes.
  • Requirements with regard to employment contracts.
  • Requirements for consultation/negotiation/information with unions,works councils, and other bodies.
  • Availability and constraints of transition service greements (TSAs).
  • Cultural considerations.

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Coverage
  • 38 countries.
Regions
  • Americas.
  • Asia Pacific.
  • Eastern Europe and Middle East.
  • Western Europe.
Due diligence
  • Defined benefit retirement plans.
  • Defined contribution plans.
  • Disability and ill health.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Stock plans.
  • Post-retirement benefits.
  • Severance plans.
  • Change-in-control agreements.
  • Supplementary executive benefits.
  • Accrued vacation liabilities.
  • Roll-forward or long-service leave.
Human capital issues
  • Local accounting standards for retirement and benefit plans.
Preparing to close
  • Prevalence of unions, works councils, pension trustees, and pension regulators.
  • Information, consultation, or negotiation requirements.
  • Requirement for employment contracts.
Closing the transaction
  • Availability of TSAs.
  • Requirements for transitioning terms and conditions for employment.
National culture
  • Cultural considerations.




Countries covered

Americas

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • USA

Asia-Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Eastern Europe & Middle East

  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

Western Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



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