Labour law

We provide comprehensive advice in all areas of labour law. In addition to the classic areas such as the termination of employment relationships or litigation before the labour court, we have diverse experiences in the preparation and implementation of restructuring and reorganisation of companies, also in cross-border situations. A further focus is the handling of Executive Board and Managing Director matters as well as company pension schemes. We are the specialists at your side for all labour law problems, guided by the idea "Together. Strong".

Our focus

We advise and represent private and public as well as national and international employers from various industries, board members, managing directors and senior executives, but of course we also assist private individuals in all labour law matters.

We provide support in all extrajudicial and judicial challenges in the field of labour law and related ancillary areas. Within this framework, we develop economically optimal and practical solutions for you on individual labour law issues or complex (cross-border) matters.

Our competence team consists of specialists in the field of labour law with years of practical experience. We combine professional and business know-how with an understanding of the specifics of different industries, corporate cultures and employee structures. The economic success of our clients is the benchmark of our work. We achieve this goal with a competent, fair, respectful and trusting cooperation with you. In this way, we offer customised and optimal solutions. All lawyers of the competence team are in mutual exchange and are also networked externally in many ways. We stand up for your interests with passionate commitment.

Attorneys for labour law in our law firm

Shaping of employment relationships

The employment contract is the foundation of the employment relationship - and is thus the basis for later feasibility in the event of necessary flexibilisation, change or termination. Employment contract clauses determine thereby not least the success of the company.

  • Drafting of needs-based employment contracts
  • Amendment of employment contracts/terms and conditions
  • Termination issues/drafting of cancellation and liquidation agreements
  • Deployment of external staff/assignment of employees (operational structuring options, support in approval procedures)
  • Development and introduction of new working-time models
  • Introduction of new remuneration methods (target agreements)
  • Group labour law, matrix organisations

Litigation before the labour courts

We will not push you into a dispute, because nobody likes to argue. Nevertheless, going to the labour court may be strategically necessary. Defending your position is our top priority.

  • Strategic termination of employment relationships
  • Representation of companies before labour courts nationwide in all instances
  • Representation of board members, managing directors, senior executives and employees in disputes relating to terminations and severance agreements
  • Enforcement and defence of claims arising from employment/service relationships

Company pension scheme

Company pension schemes are a building block of employee loyalty; they are often already invested in the form of company pensions or retirement capital as part of a long company tradition. The financing instruments should be reviewed regularly - in this context, implementation under labour law is of fundamental importance. In transactions, redemption and transfer concepts are significant for the success of a succession.

  • Introduction of pension commitments
  • Design of adjustments to pension commitments
  • Development of replacement concepts, strategic implementation
  • Advice on the handling of pension commitments to managing directors and board members
  • Support and concept development for handling pension commitments in restructuring and transactions
  • Harmonisation of pension commitments in transactions
  • Negotiations with the works council
  • Changing the implementation method of pension commitments
  • Assessment of the economic viability of financial instruments

Restructuring and reorganisation of companies

  • Development of personnel concepts and personnel strategies in companies, enterprises and corporate groups
  • Support in staff reduction (organisation, implementation, support in official approval and notification procedures)
  • Support and organisation in the case of transfers of undertakings
  • Design of co-determination structures
  • Feasibility studies ("proof of concept")
  • Conducting negotiations with works and staff councils
  • Participation in conciliation and arbitration boards
  • Strategic restructuring of companies (including European company forms (SE, SCE); cross-border mergers)

Transactions and M&A

  • Labour law support for transactions under company law
  • Optimisation of the employment law framework for a transaction
  • Labour law due diligence
  • Drafting labour law provisions for company acquisition or merger agreements
  • Harmonisation of working conditions at individual, company and collective level ("post-merger integration")

Board of Directors and Managing Director Matters

  • Remuneration and contract design
  • Termination of contracts/leaving
  • Questions of directors' liability

Compliance in the area of labour law

  • Creation and introduction of ethics guidelines/Code of Conduct
  • Clarification of employee data protection issues
  • Enforcement of sanctions
  • Support of the labour law compliance organisation
  • Contract management

Matters relating to the Works Constitution

  • Preparation of practicable company agreements
  • Negotiations with works councils, staff councils and trade unions
  • Representation in arbitration and conciliation boards

Get in touch with us

Our lawyers in the area of labour law are always available to answer your questions.