Employment

For any business to be successful, it must manage its employees and their benefits properly. Employment law in Europe is comprehensive, but also complex and at times even contradictory.

Our lawyers understand the rapidly changing world of employment law and human resources. We work closely with our clients, taking an approach that is both creative and commercial. We understand the sensitive nature of employment issues and how strategically important they can be, sometimes leading to decisions that change company policy or direction. Our lawyers are trained to apply the law pragmatically, with a touch of common sense, to create workable business solutions.

We cover all aspects of employment law, from advisory and transactional matters to contentious issues, and have specialists who understand the challenges of key industries.

Our clients range from public to private sector employers, from multinational groups to small companies. We also regularly act for senior executives on a variety of complex matters.

We operate as a fully integrated Employment Service Team across our ebl office locations in Germany and the UK.

We often advise on a multi-jurisdictional basis and across a variety of sectors. Our industry sector expertise means we focus on issues affecting businesses in sectors such as automotive, consumer products, energy, financial services, hotels and leisure, life sciences and technology, media and telecoms ensuring that our advice is perfectly suited to our clients’ needs.

Through our membership of Warwick Legal Network (WLN), we can offer a greater depth and breadth of support to clients involved in dealing with international employment law issues than many of our competitors.

Where we don’t have members, we have affiliates and favoured firms in place. Our international solutions are flexible and can be tailored to your particular needs. Whether it’s embarking on a restructuring exercise, adopting common policy standards across multiple jurisdictions, or a need for urgent advice on any employment law topic, we will be able to source and (if needed) project manage prompt, commercial and cost-effective advice.

Areas of expertise

  • Co-determination
  • Collective issues
  • Disputes & dispute avoidance
  • Employee data protection
  • Employment aspects of outsourcing
  • Employment hiring & termination
  • Employment relationships
  • Enforcement of post termination restrictions
  • International employment law
  • Policies, procedures & discrimination
  • Post-merger integration
  • Remuneration & benefits
  • Restructuring & redundancies
  • Temporary employment
  • Boardroom disputes

Main contact:

Thomas Kramer

Partner | Rechtsanwalt

+49 211 60 22 40-0

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Main contact:

Dr. Jürgen Breitenstein

Partner | Rechtsanwalt

+49 69 747490

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Main contact:

Steen Rosenfalck

Partner, Solicitor & Advokat (L) (Denmark)

+44 (0)20 7553 9931

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Main contact:

Arnaud Demont

Partner I Avocat

+33 (0)1 83 75 41 41

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Main contact:

Frank Engelhard

Partner | Rechtsanwalt

+49 202 255 505-0

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Client quotes

"...the multinational make up of ebl means they understand the challenges we face.”