Thomas Kretschmann practices in the area of employment law in a national and transnational context.

The focus of his activities is on collective bargaining and collective procedures including conduct of negotiations with Works Councils / Unions in business relevant processes, and implementation of corporate policies, processes, and procedures in Germany.

Thomas also advises Clients in the area of restructuring and rationalization. In this context, after consultation with the client, Thomas conducts all activities including implementation and internal and external communication beyond the negotiations with works councils/unions.

He also provides support with regard to profit improvement programmes and mayor organizational changes such as implementation of new business line structures and integration of former stand-alone country businesses into the cohesive pan-European business. His clients include companies in a range of sectors including metal industry, chemical and related industries as well as food industry.

Due to his many years of practical experience, his involvement in the employers’ association of the German glass and solar industry – most recently as president of the association –, and his membership in the Bargaining Committee of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations Thomas has proven knowledge in collective bargaining and for labour relations in international corporations.