The workforce and the legal aspects of employment are important arguments when planning for international expansion. Moreover, the current Covid-19 crisis may bring new issues to the table of business planning. In this webinar, we will examine employees liability regulation and practice in the Baltics and in Finland as well as take a short look at the effects of the new coronavirus on companies economics and working environment. To set the scene, Mr. Timo Vuori, Vice President of Finland Chamber of Commerce will introduce a recent study on the effects that the new coronavirus crisis has had on Finnish Exporting companies and what to take into account in the future.

The legal professionals from Eversheds Sutherland employment practices in Latvia and Finland will shed the light on employee’s s civil liability towards the employer and discuss the possible consequences should the employee fail to fulfil the obligations.

The webinar is organized in collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland, Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Finnish-Latvian Trade Association and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).

Agenda and speakers
Wednesday 3rd June at 15.00 – 16.15
Moderator Mr. Jan Nyholm, Chair, Finnish-Latvian Trade Association

Opening of the webinar
Mr. Jan Nyholm, Chair, Finnish-Latvian Trade Association

Greetings from the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
Mr. Arnis Pooks, Chairman of the Board

Greetings from FinnCham and keynote: Market Signals of Finnish Exporting Companies in the Coronavirus Crisis
Mr. Timo Vuori, Vice President, Finland Chamber of Commerce

Employees liability in the Baltics, focus on Latvia
Mr. Agris Bitāns, Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, Managing Partner
Mrs. Elīna Muciņa, Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, Partner

Employees liability in Finland
Mrs. Henni Parviainen, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland Finland

Please register to the webinar by Tuesday 2nd June
This webinar is free of charge.

It is directed to the companies and decision makers doing business in the Baltic Sea area. The webinar link is personal.

You are warmly welcome!

Eversheds Sutherland offers clients legal service through 69 offices across 34 jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US. As a global top 15 law practice, we provide legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (FCCL) is a non-governmental, non-profit, politically neutral organisation driven by the interest of its members. Our core aim is to promote development of the environment for activities of Finnish enterprises in Latvia and the mutual trade relations and cooperation development between Finland and Latvia. Our chamber consists of 38 corporate, 12 associated and 11 honorary members.

The aim of the Finnish-Latvian Trade Association (LAKY) is to enhance economical, commercial and cultural ties between Finland and Latvia. LAKY and FCLL are members of the Finncham network.

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is the largest business support institution in Latvia, working under the Ministry of Economics of Latvia. LIAA aims at increasing export and competitiveness of Latvian companies, facilitating foreign investment and implementing tourism development and innovation policies. Since 2015, LIAA has a Representative Office in Finland connecting Finnish companies with Latvian cooperation