About Littler Germany

As a member of Littler Global, we are one of the leading firms for employment law in Germany. We provide our expertise to small entrepreneurs as well as for large corporations with numerous branches and national or international operations.

Our service areas are as extensive as employment law itself. The spectrum of advice ranges from individual to collective employment law, encompassing restructuring, change management, compliance and corporate social responsibility. In addition, we offer many years of experience in business mediation.

People

Dr. Alexander Bartz

Shareholder
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Jan-Ove Becker

Associate
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Tobias Berdesinski

Partner
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Dr. Frauke Biester-Junker

Shareholder
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Jan Einhaus

Associate
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Susanne Eisenschmidt

Associate
+49 30-259 25 89-0

Marcus Getschmann

Associate
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Dr. Juliane Göhler

Associate
+49 30-259 25 89-0

Dr. Thomas Griebe

Shareholder
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Dr. Oliver Grimm

Shareholder
+49 89-41 611 63-0

Dr. Rajko Herrmann

Shareholder
+49 30-259 25 89-0

Peter Hützen

Partner
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Sebastian Juli

Shareholder
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Dr. Matthias Kast

Shareholder
+49 30-259 25 89-0

Christoph Kaul

Associate
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Maximiliane Kempermann

Partner
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Dennis Lüers

Partner
+49 89-41 611 63-0

Dr. Sebastian Maiß

Partner
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Philipp Meese

Partner
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Henning Müller

Partner
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Thomas Pauken

Associate
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Dr. Stefan Röhrborn

Shareholder
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Dr. Matthias Sandmaier

Partner
+49 89-41 611 63-0

Stephan Settekorn

Partner
+49 40-5 54 34 56-0

Isabella Simon

Associate
+49 89-41 611 63-0

Walburga Stephinger

Associate
+49 89-41 611 63-0

Dr. Corinna Verhoek

Partner
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Julia Viohl

Associate
+49 30-259 25 89-0

Dr. Torben Weihmann

Associate
+49 211-13 06 56-0

Practice Areas

Projects and Restructuring

Small- to large-scale restructurings are part of our core practice. We assist our clients with planning and executing complex reorganizations related to their workforce within legal guidelines. Our teams know the latest legal developments and assist finding suitable and practical solutions for our clients’ needs. We are able to act under significant time pressure and respond quickly when our clients need to execute lay-offs or other types of reorganizations. Our attorneys have strong experience negotiating such projects with the works councils and unions and regularly advise and guide our clients through the often very complicated co-determination process.

Transactions

We have longstanding experience advising our clients on their domestic or international mergers, acquisition and spin-off projects. We perform HR and employment law-related due diligence processes and advise our clients on relevant issues. We identify potential non-compliance risks and prepare suitable solutions. We also assist with structuring transactions under the acquired rights directives including any information, consultations and co-determination steps with employee representatives. We also advise on employee data privacy in transactions.

Labor and Employment Consulting

We are the day-to-day partner of our clients’ management, HR and legal departments when it comes to every aspect of labor and employment law. In particular, the members of our international department have vast experience advising our international clients on their operations in Germany. From drafting employment agreements reflecting the market practice, implementing complex worldwide compensation, pension or benefit plans, background checks, establishing thorough performance management systems to preparing disciplinary actions and individual redundancy scenarios, we support our clients in all of their needs. Our attorneys give employment law training on topics ranging from equal treatment and opportunities matters to mitigating risks of discrimination and harassment. We advise our clients on all aspects of legal compliance with the applicable laws from employee data protection to workplace safety. Our attorneys also handle global workforce migration, both inbound and outbound. We help our clients protect their business secrets in separation scenarios or while performing sensitive internal investigations. Our teams have extensive experience in handling works councils and unions with the goal of establishing sustainable relations between management and employee representatives.

Labor and Employment Litigation

Our litigation and trial teams rely on significant and longstanding experience in defending our clients’ interest in local, state and federal civil, employment or administrative courts. We represent our clients in proceedings with authorities and administrative bodies, in major corporate lawsuits as well as individual cases. We have resolved numerous lawsuits related to wrongful termination, compensation, protected leaves, discrimination, harassment or unequal treatment by winning or settling the matters. In order to protect our clients’ public image, we manage litigation matters with due discretion. We protect our clients’ businesses in court when it comes to business secrets or unfair competition. Our teams also handle delicate matters related to white-collar crimes or other criminal activities as well as legal non-compliance by individuals. We have experience protecting our clients’ businesses in matters related to works councils and unions, especially on disputes regarding collective bargaining agreements and strikes.

Our Offices

Our clients include international and national companies, boards of directors, and CEOs. We provide innovative solutions for their labor and employment challenges and provide the legal support they need to achieve their entrepreneurial and personal goals.

Founded by leading employment law attorneys equipped with legal excellence and experience, we create innovative strategies for clients throughout Germany from our offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich.

Hamburg

Neuer Wall 43
20354 Hamburg
Germany

Berlin

Charlottenstraße 13
10969 Berlin
Germany

Düsseldorf

Benrather Straße 12
40213 Düsseldorf
Germany

Munich

Nymphenburger Straße 4
80335 München
Germany