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Employment and Benefits

Employment law at the highest level of quality – locally and globally

Our German Employment and Benefits team advises national and international companies on all aspects of collective labour and individual employment law. It represents clients at every level in labour courts.

In focus

Partners Markulf Behrendt, Dr Hans-Peter Löw, Thomas Ubber and counsels Boris Blunck, Dr Bettina Scharff, Dr Sebastian Schulz and Peter Wehner lead a team of more than 20 employment lawyers. We have extensive expertise in company sales and acquisitions, merger and integration processes as well as restructuring and outsourcing. We are experienced in negotiation strategies of employee representatives, their legal advisors and trade unions – from reconciliation of interests or social compensation plans, to conciliation committees and major reorganisations.

Our expertise

The team specialises in collective bargaining and industrial action law, HR compliance, co-determination at company level, company remuneration policies (variable remuneration systems and employee share plans) and company pension schemes as well as conclusion and termination of employment contracts with management board members and managing directors.

We have access to specialists in key industries:

  • automotive
  • banking
  • chemical
  • healthcare
  • IT
  • logistics
  • transport
  • insurance.

National and international legal directories regularly recommend our partners as leading legal advisors in German employment law.

International Employment and Benefits practice

We offer national and international companies comprehensive and effective legal advice on cross-border employment.

We work closely with the German Employment and Benefits team and many others.  

News & insights

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News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Sparda banks on collective agreement with the Verdi/EVG trade unions

Allen & Overy has advised the Association of Sparda Banks (Verband der Sparda-Banken e.V.) in connection with the preliminary collective agreement with the Verdi/EVG trade unions. 

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News: 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises private equity investor Bridgepoint and PharmaZell on entering into exclusive negotiations with Novasep to create technology-driven leader for complex small molecules and ADCs

Allen & Overy has advised private equity house Bridgepoint through its Germany-based portfolio company PharmaZell GmbH on entering into exclusive negotiations with Lyon-headquartered Groupe Novasep…

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News: 06 SEPTEMBER 2021

Advising the founders of L.A.B. Cosmetics on the company’s sale to Oakley Capital/WindStar

Allen & Overy has advised the founders of L.A.B. Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG (L.A.B.), a leading provider of ‘clean beauty’ products, both on the sale of the company to WindStar Medical GmbH (WindStar), a…

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News: 24 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy advises DBAG on investing in Dantherm Group

Allen & Overy is advising Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) on investing in Dantherm Group A/S (Dantherm), a Danish provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.

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