Our Services
Employment

Employment


Our team of specialist employment lawyers advise national and foreign clients in all matters of individual and collective employment law in Germany, including the employment law aspects of corporate transactions.

We have well-established long-term relationships with many of our clients, allowing us to provide them with swift, appropriate and highly effective support. Contact persons are mainly responsible managers and HR departments.

 

Scope of our services are every day labour law matters as drafting of employment contracts, support and advise in separation matters but also regarding remuneration, including bonus schemes. Of course we represent our clients in labour courts all over Germany. In particular in Germany data protection in employment law is of importance and subject of negotiations in employment contracts and collective agreements and data transfer within group of companies. We further support and represent our clients in negotiations with works councils in restructuring and other collective matters.

Many years of experience in assisting foreign employers operating in Germany means that we understand the typical challenges such clients face – we offer both legal solutions and practical advice on the best approach to implementation.

 

Our international background gives us the experience to explain the particularities of German employment law to our clients and also to facilitate communication between foreign corporations and their German subsidiaries.

Employment
Individual employment law
  • Drafting and termination of employment contracts
  • Customised service contracts for company directors and other management employees
  • Employment litigation, in particular unfair dismissal actions
  • Remuneration issues, in particular bonus agreements and incentive schemes
  • All employment-related issues arising in day-to-day business
Collective employment law
  • Works councils, workplace agreements and related issues
  • All employment law aspects of restructuring and corporate transactions
  • Drafting and negotiation of compromise agreements and social plans
Corporate restructuring and M&A
  • Employment-related due diligence and consequences for the planned corporate transaction
  • Structuring of transfers of undertakings
  • Employment law aspects of restructuring, including mergers, splits and spin-offs
  • Cross-border mergers
  • Outsourcing
  • Anti-discrimination law

Supply of temporary labour (agency workers)

Compliance
  • Anti-discrimination law
  • Codes of conduct
  • Data protection
Customised training

We also offer customised employment law seminars for corporate HR departments to raise awareness of employment law issues and provide updates on current developments.

Our services include
  • Regular updates on employment law via our German Employment Newsletter
  • Client seminars