Our Employment lawyers have extensive experience in advising on all issues of individual and collective employment law, including the establishment and growth of companies, and disputes with works councils and individual employees.

We advise on employment contract law issues with board members and executives, especially in companies with co-determination. We also support our clients in restructuring existing company pension schemes or introducing new forms of pension schemes and the associated liability risks. In addition, we advise on transactions and critical restructuring projects.

Our frequent and close cooperation with other practice groups, particularly in the areas of tax, corporate and restructuring, and increasingly in the areas of data protection and compliance, enables us to advise on legally complex and cross-divisional issues. In addition to our full-service approach, our clients benefit from our direct access to one of the largest networks worldwide.

Our clients include major international corporations as well as large and medium-sized companies from numerous industries.

Our key areas of advice:

1. Employment Law

  • Drafting of contracts
  • Termination of contract (notice of termination, termination agreements) and settlement
  • Personnel deployment at home and abroad and cross-border employment
  • Creation and implementation of various compensation models
  • Alternative employment models including the use of external staff (temporary employment, contract for work)
  • Restructuring and reorganization
  • Business transfer and outsourcing
  • Mass redundancies
  • Employment law due diligence
  • Introduction of compliance systems, support with compliance measures and regulations
  • Diversity and protection against discrimination
  • Executive Board Law
  • Data protection issues
  • Dealing with works councils and legal support
  • Dealing with social partners
  • Litigation and court proceedings

2. Occupational Pension Provision

  • Different forms of occupational pension schemes
  • Provision of pension benefits
  • Effects of business transfer and outsourcing on pension benefits
  • Transfer and discharge of pension commitments
  • Litigation and court proceedings