Ute Krudewagen focuses on providing multinational companies with solutions to the challenges presented in managing a global workforce. In addition, she counsels companies on employment issues triggered by cross-border transactions.

Ute advises international and cross-border clients on a broad range of complex global employment matters, serving as trusted advisor and managing international counsel for a broad range of multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary projects. Her vast experience includes advising on global background checks, employment and independent contractor agreements, discrimination and harassment claims, social media issues, global policies and procedures, non-compete and proprietary information agreements, works council and union issues, codes of conduct and social responsibility, workplace privacy, employee assignments and global mobility programs, global reductions in force, restructurings and severance and retention plans.

Ute also counsels global employers on the issues associated with transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, post-acquisition integrations and tax restructurings. She has successfully addressed employment issues in transactions with workforces in more than 60 jurisdictions in one transaction, with deal values ranging from US$2 million to US$8 billion, including negotiation and drafting of the deal agreement, employee transfers, consultations with unions and works councils, benefits harmonization, interim operating models and acquisition-related downsizings.

Her experience includes advising both emerging growth companies and Fortune 500 companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions across the globe, including technology/software, fashion/retail, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy, manufacturing and distribution, energy, as well as banking and finance.

Ute Krudewagen is a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee.