Labor law

In today’s world, no one can avoid labor law issues. We know the pitfalls and what really matters; we will be at your side during litigation, in drawing up contracts, for personnel planning, in management-labor relations law, and during transactions and transformations.


Our clients include companies of all sizes and from all sectors of business, government departments, counties, cities and municipalities, broadcasting companies, universities, church employers, and cultural institutions. We offer:

  • Drafting of employment contracts
  • Termination / limited-term contracts / severance agreements
  • Special protection from termination
  • Working-time models and part-time work
  • Company pension schemes
  • Employment of outside personnel and temporary employment
  • Work 4.0
  • Employee data protection
  • Compliance
  • Management-labor relations law, negotiations of works agreements, including representation before boards of arbitration
  • Restructuring processes and transactions
  • Social plan / reconciliation of interests
  • Collective bargaining agreement negotiations
  • In-house training programs

We offer:

  • Review and negotiation of employment contract
  • Negotiation of early retirement and partial retirement agreements
  • Review and negotiation of severance and settlement agreements
  • Termination and termination protection litigation
  • Company pension schemes
  • Claims under the General Equal Treatment Act [Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz; AGG]
  • Competition prohibitions
Executive officers/managing directors

We offer:

  • Review and negotiation of employment contracts, including aspects of corporate law such as specific features of remuneration law applicable to stock corporations, change of control clauses, or limited-term contracts
  • Severance and settlement agreements
  • Company pension schemes, retroactive non-competition clause
  • Liability, including D&O insurance
  • Impacts of company law conversions on directors and officers and on employment relationships
Works councils / staff councils / employee representatives

The legal requirement under management-labor relations law to cooperate in a spirit of trust is more than just a vague set of ideals; it is the principle that guides us when counseling and representing clients in legal matters of collective bargaining. Nevertheless, we do not back down from conflicts if an amicable solution cannot be reached initially or if the works council’s rights under management-labor relations law are violated.

We offer:

  • Representation and counseling in all collective bargaining law matters, including representation in arbitration proceedings
  • Support and representation in reconciliation of interests and social plan negotiations
  • Representation in resolution proceedings
  • Training courses (at our premises or at the company); topics are individually tailored to the company’s specific issues