Employment

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A company reaches its full potential through its human resources. 

Relationships between employers and employees are affected by multiple factors, including the modern world’s commercial pressures, communication technologies and social media, increasing legal competence of employees, and social and political trends. When providing employment legal advice, we strive to ensure that all those factors work for the benefit of employers. We believe that today’s people challenges are not detrimental per se, but may be turned into advantages, if managed properly. 

Human resources legal advisory

We advise and assist clients in all aspects of employment law, including hiring and terminating employees, structuring and implementation of various type of employee incentive plans, running a compliant workplace, social security law, unions and works council advice. 

Human resources transactional services

Our lawyers advise and assist clients in buying and selling companies throughout the entire transaction life cycle, providing the full range of HR and employee-related matters, including due diligence, deal negotiation, employee transfers, works council advice and post-deal transaction integration. 

Downsizing and restructuring

We advise and assist in restructuring projects to help with compliance with legal requirements and works council procedures, including the reduction, relocation and outsourcing of the workforce. 

Corporate governance, privacy and discrimination issues

We advise our clients on corporate social responsibility issues, privacy issues, state regulators’ compliance rules, data privacy and data protection issues, social data issues, codes of conduct, employee handbooks, and discrimination and diversity issues. 

Compliance and risk advisory

Our lawyers assess risks of non-compliance with local labor and employment laws, and help implement and maintain corrective actions to reduce risk and costs. 

Dispute resolution and litigation

We provide advice to our clients on pre-litigation dispute resolution, litigation defense and settlements with employees and government agencies.