International Expansion: Going to Europe

Global PEO Services has teamed up with Osborne Clarke and Global Upside for a webinar on international expansion in Europe that includes Data Privacy (GDPR) compliance, and the latest updates in employment law, payroll and benefits.

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  • Common mistakes when expanding to Europe
  • Setting up legal entities – do’s and don’ts
  • Hiring options: contractors, employees, or PEO
  • Managing multi-country payroll and benefits
  • How employment law differs within Europe, the latest updates
  • Data Privacy: Preparing for the new GDPR guidelines
  • Legal impact of Brexit
  • Understanding Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • and more including your questions


Emma Ladley

Senior Associate
Osborne Clarke

Emma is a UK employment lawyer based in Osborne Clarke’s office in Silicon Valley, CA. She works closely with US and international companies to provide in time zone advice on UK employment law and international expansion issues. She also works alongside Osborne Clarke colleagues internationally in relation to European and Asian employment law matters and cross-border projects. Emma helps clients on a broad spectrum of employment and HR issues, including employment agreements, policies, disciplinaries and grievances, terminations, settlement agreements, performance management, discrimination, and TUPE. In addition, she has substantial experience advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Ragu Bhargava

CEO and Co-Founder
Global Upside

Ragu Bhargava and his team at Global Upside help companies tackle accounting, payroll, HR, and compliance challenges in 100+ countries. Ragu goes by the mantra “impossible is not in my vocabulary” and has helped Global Upside clients successfully navigate some of trickiest business environments. In his previous avatars, Ragu was the CFO at ActivIdentity (NASDAQ:ACTI) and held leadership positions in several companies including Deloitte and NetIQ (NASDAQ: NTIQ), where he helped the company grow from $20 million to $300 million+ in revenue.

Adam Sheffield

Adam Sheffield brings 15+ years of experience partnering with organizations on how they can stay focused on their key initiatives. He is a strategically driven business leader who is focused on creating opportunities for organizations in new, emerging, and complex markets. Throughout his career, Adam has excelled in helping clients navigate global workforce complexity by providing HCM insights and analytics. Adam has held a variety of sales leadership roles for ADP, the country’s largest outsourced payroll processor, including his role as Vice President of Sales, Global Enterprise Solutions, for ADP.