Expertise in employment law means seeing the forest despite the trees

Our expertise: specialized throughout the full spectrum.

Our advice runs the gamut of employment law including adjoining and interfacing areas of law, be it major reorganization projects, issues arising in the course of day-to-day business or in dealing with works councils or trade unions. Clients profit from our longstanding, broad, extensive, and, above all, practical experience with restructurings, including negotiations of collective agreements, implementing corporate downsizings, corporate transactions and business transfers. This also includes advising on issues of co-determination, changes in terms and conditions of employment, company benefits and participation plans, granting or reducing pension commitments and litigation before labor and civil courts as well as representation in mediation or alternative dispute resolution.

Our offer: excellent specialist support.

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN’s partners have extensive experience and a solid track record when it comes to advising on M&A transactions, reorganizations, cross-border mergers, initial public offerings and other capital market transactions. That’s why SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN is an excellent source of external support for those German and international commercial law firms that don’t have an in-house employment law practice and could therefore use assistance with employment law issues which often arise with such national and international projects.

Our approach: pragmatic, professional, personal.

Our approach is to avoid contentious litigation or alternative dispute resolution and focus instead on finding quick and viable solutions to conflicts. We let common sense and commercial and professional responsibility be our guide. When we sit down across the table with opposing counsel or with works councils or trade unions, we approach them as equals and on a personal level as far as possible.

Our attitude: the bigger picture.

Our clients are locals as well as international. All partners and lawyers of SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN have studied or worked abroad and are fluent in English and some of them in other languages, too. We know that the law doesn’t operate in a vacuum. In our daily work, we’re trained to look at the bigger picture when it comes to issues at the crossroads of several areas of law. We recognize the relevant interfaces to corporate law, tax law, social law, privacy law and to the laws relating to regulated industries, such as the financial sector. When it comes to issues that go beyond the areas of overlap, we have close contacts to experienced practitioners from the relevant practice areas who, upon consultation with the client, can be brought in at any time to work together with us to develop the optimal solution. Over the years, we have developed an international network of legal professionals, which has equipped us to deal with issues involving foreign jurisdictions. No matter what legal system is involved, you can rest assured of receiving top-quality legal advice.

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