Dr. Matthias Sandmaier advises national and international clients on all aspects of individual and collective employment law. His work focuses on restructuring, negotiating with employee representatives and dealing with termination-related issues. He also provides advice on executive hiring and on international matters such as the posting of employees abroad and on employment law related to corporate transactions.

Before joining vangard, Matthias worked for many years for a major medium-sized law firm in Munich and was a member of the employment law section. He became partner in 2011. His professional experience also includes a prior position at international law firms.  Matthias was admitted to the bar in 2004 and is a specialized lawyer (Fachanwalt) for employment law in Germany.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Employment Law Working Group

German Bar Association



  • Germany Chapter, The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, 4th Edition, co-authors Dr. Thomas Griebe, Dr. Rajko Herrmann, Sebastian Juli, Stephan Settekorn, Jan-Ove Becker, 2015

Speaking Engagements

German Works Council Elections 2022 - the Right Way

February 9, 2022

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 7, 2017

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 6, 2017

Global Migration in the Age of Nationalism

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Inaugural Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 21, 2016

Inaugural Europe Conference - Germany


November 10, 2016

Europe’s Changing Landscape for Global Employers: Insights into US-EU Safe Harbor 2.0, The EU’s New General Data Protection Regulation and other European Employment Law Changes

February 2, 2016


  • Doctorate in Law, University of Tübingen, 2007
  • LL.M., University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Law Degree, University of Tübingen, 2000

Conoscenze linguistiche

  • Tedesco
  • Inglese

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