Employment Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice group advising on a range of employment matters, including those arising from cross-border transactions. Areas of expertise include the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and the negotiation of severance pay. Holds experience handling collective redundancies as part of restructurings. Handles employment law disputes, including those regarding discrimination and workplace safety. Additionally advises on employment incentive schemes.

Strengths Clients state that the firm's lawyers "know their client's business and have great experience in employment law."

Clients appreciate that the firm's lawyers "are a pleasure to work with in terms of customer engagement, easy to call, super attentive and create a good working mood."

Work highlights Acted for Trident Maritime Systems on an employment restructuring of Callenberg, which involved collective redundancy.

Notable practitioners

Henriette Stakemann handles M&A-related employment matters, employment restructurings and labour law disputes. Clients say:  "She is brilliant. She understands her client's needs when giving advice and is very good at putting it into context, responding quickly and being proactive." Others stress that she is"pleasant to work with and has a unique understanding of the commercial aspects of cases."