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What the team is known for

Formidable team active across all manner of industries, including automotive, logistics and manufacturing. Well regarded for its cross-border capabilities, due to an impressive network of offices. Notable activity on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, post-merger integrations, restructuring and reorganisations. Offers further strength in compliance audits and new compensation models as well as incentive schemes. Advises on transfer of employees and redundancy programmes. Additionally represents clients in employment litigation. Also assists with the employment law aspects of EU privacy regulations. Additional experience in works council negotiations and collective bargaining mandates.

Strengths

"They are very responsive and forthcoming," says a respondent who values the department's "good international connections."

A client values the lawyers' "target-oriented" approach, adding: "They provide very reliable support and solutions."

Work highlights

Assisted Coty with the employment aspects of the sale of its global professional beauty activities to KKR.

Notable practitioners

Widely acknowledged as a "brilliant lawyer," Björn Gaul regularly assists blue-chip clients with the employment aspects of their restructuring mandates, including mass layoffs, employee transfers and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Sources describe him as a "very careful and diligent" practitioner who offers a "sound risk perspective."

Gerlind Wisskirchen has experience handling international labour law mandates, including global restructurings, issues pertaining to the engagement of external personnel, and co-determination topics. "She is a very pragmatic and solution-oriented lawyer," a client reports.

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Employment

CMS

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Location

CMS Hasche Sigle

Kranhaus 1

Im Zollhafen 18

Cologne

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

50678

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Germany

Employment


Björn Gaul
Band 1
Gerlind Wisskirchen
Band 3