This year, SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN is nominated for an award by JUVE for the 3rd time: the 2019 “Law Firm of the Year for Employment Law”.
In the reasons for the nomination, JUVE states:
In this category, the JUVE editorial staff honours law firms with a specialisation in labour and employment law for their dynamic development over the past year. The presence of topics that shape the market can play just as important a role in the decision for the nomination as the sustained expansion or development of a practice. The editorial team focuses on the entire field of employment law: from works constitution law and operational changes to the requirements of an increasingly flexible and global working environment to compliance and data protection. JUVE honours both young and promising units as well as long-established players who have developed particularly positively over the past twelve months.
Information from several thousand discussions and written surveys conducted with clients, partners, junior lawyers and judges from the research for the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms is incorporated into the decision.
This year’s winners of the JUVE Awards will be announced on 29 October 2015 at a festive gala at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.
Further information can be found at http://www.juve.de/awards and https://awards.juve.de/preiskategorien/kanzlei-des-jahres-fuer-arbeitsrecht/.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN Partner ranked again in Wirtschaftswoche of 11.6.2019 as „Best Employment Lawyers“
Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt ranks all Partners of SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN among the best employment lawyers in Germany in 2019
In the publication of the Handelsblatt on 1 July 2019, Dr. Ulrike Schweibert was additionally mentioned separately as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019 as an employment lawyer with the highest recognition amongst her peers and clients.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises Oakley Capital in employment law matters in the bidding process for the acquisition of Powercloud together with Kirkland & Ellis
Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe (partner, Frankfurt office) and Dr. Simone Kühnast (counsel, Berlin office) advised PE-firm Oakley Capital as employment law specialists in the bidding process for the sale of the IT-company Powercloud together with Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises Continental in employment law matters together with Linklaters in the context of the acquisition of the car tires and car repair shop-chain Reifen John
The tire manufacturer Continental has signed a sale and purchase agreement in respect of the acquisition of the car tires and car repair shop-chain Reifen John, which will close after the respective antitrust-clearances are obtained, expected in Q1 of 2019. Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe had previously advised the Continental-subsidiary Vergölst in 2015 in the acquisition of the Eska tire services trade chain.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises C.H. Guenther & Son in employment law matters in its acquisition of Wback together with Kirkland
The PE company Pritzker Private Capital Partners which had acquired Guenther & Son, a specialist for hamburger buns with its seat in Texas only in March 2018 has now acquired the German hotdog and hamburger bun specialist producer Wback from its current investment company Halder.
Dr. Christoph Herrmann, employed at SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN since the founding of the office, has become partner as of 1 January 2019. Christoph is the first lawyer made partner at SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN out of the firm’s own ranks.
German Inhouse-Lawyer’s conference 2018: SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN partner Dr. Jochen Leßmann and Dr. Christoph Herrmann as speakers on the subject of fictitious self-employment
Dr. Jochen Leßmann and Dr. Christoph Herrmann were once again invited as speakers to the yearly conference of inhouse lawyers in Berlin on employment law related topics. This year’s speech addressed the subject matter of fictitious self-employment based on current developments in applicable law and relevant court cases, namely the highly practical and relevant question regarding the distinction between employment and self-employment in the light of modern ways of deployment of external staff in companies alongside the company’s own employees.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN in JUVE 2018/19 – improved ranking as recommended employment law firm in Germany
In its new edition of the JUVE-handbook, SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN was ranked in the 3rd category (out of 7) of Germany wide recommended law firms specialised in labour and employment law. As in previous years, three of its partners were individually listed as leading experts in their respective seniority group. Dr. Ulrike Schweibert, Nicole Engesser Means, Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe as well as Dr. Jochen Leßmann are mentioned as regularly recommended for their outstanding legal competence as well as tactical advice.
SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN will expand to Berlin with new partner Prof. Dr. Anja Mengel, one of the most renowned labour and employment lawyers in Germany. Mengel has been advising and representing for almost 20 years and in all areas of labour and employment law as well as related compliance matters both German and international clients across Germany, from DAX-30 to start-ups with a focus on the service industry sector. She also regularly represents clients in high profile litigation cases up to the Federal Labour Court.
Dr. Jochen Leßmann, who has previously worked in the Berlin office of Freshfields for almost 15 years, will assist Mengel in the establishment of the Berlin office and expects to be present there regularly. The move of Mengel is in line with the strategy pursued by SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN of building and expanding its office renowned for excellence and top service with first-rate specialists, as was already the case when well-known employment partner Nicole Engesser Means joined the partnership from Clifford Chance in 2015.
As of 1 December 2018, Dr. Simone Kühnast has joined the Berlin office as Counsel. Kühnast has previously worked for many years in the employment law division of a large German DAX company’s employers association, then as Head of Division in the employment, codetermination and social relationship division of the same DAX company. Prior to joining SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN, Kühnast was employed as a certified specialist for employment and labor law in a commercial law firm in Berlin.