Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater > Cologne, Germany > Firm Profile

Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
50933 KÖLN

Germany > Employment Tier 2

Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater's holistic consulting approach culminates in major employment law projects and restructurings which often include business model realignments, work 4.0 topics as well as changes in collective bargaining and co-determination structures; Marc Werner is a key contact for this. This offering is complemented by intersectional competence in insolvency employment law, compliance expertise and transactional support including post-merger integration. Counsel Maximilian Schmidt covers sports employment law, while Stefan Seitz  regularly applies his individual employment law experience for senior executives and Thomas Kania primarily advises on collective employment law. In response to an increased number of instructions pertaining to employment law digitization, Stephan Pötters and Johannes Traut made partners in January 2022; both are dedicated to data protection and IT law issues.

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‘The Seitz team provides comprehensive advice, taking into account all business aspects, and searches intensively for legal design and solution options which are always operationally beneficial to the company.’

‘Stefan Seitz: Very experienced lawyer in all consulting, collective bargaining and employment law issues with a very good network.’

‘Highest level of professionalism, always available and helpful, fast and uncomplicated correspondence with clients, also via digital platforms, excellent solutions always taking the client’s interests into account.’

‘Very competent and always solution-oriented, always pragmatic, understandable presentation of complicated legal issues, fast and reliable.’

Key clients

Deutsche Lufthansa Group

Alstom Group

Stellantis (PSA, Fiat Chrysler, Opel/Vauxhall)

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof / Signa


Amphenol Group


Borbet Group

Bayer AG

Bundesrepublik Deutschland





Covestro AG

Deutz AG


Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. (DFB)

Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB)

DuMont Mediengruppe


EA Electronic Arts

Eintracht Frankfurt

Flowserve Inc


GoDaddy Group

Gothaer Group

Huawai Group

Infineon AG

Ista Gruppe

Jabil Inc.

JAMESTOWN US-Immobilien-Gruppe

LAYA Group

Morphosys AG

Müller Gruppe

Nemak Gruppe

Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group

real GMBH

Roche Pharma

R+V Versicherung


Swarovski Group


Segula Technologies

Sony Europe

Stadtwerkekonzern Köln

Ströer SE

ThyssenKrupp AG

Tosoh Gruppe

Tier Mobility

TK Elevator

Universitätsklinik Köln

WKW Automotive

Zeiss Group

Zooplus AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Deutsche Lufthansa Group on a large restructuring project (approx. 50,000 employees), including numerous collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Employment law and strategic advice to Opel/all companies of the Stellantis Group in Germany, including on restructuring issues (headcount reduction of approx. 10,000 employees) and post-merger harmonization concept after the merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler.
  • Employment law support for Alstom Group on the post-merger integration of Bombardier’s railway division into Alstom Group and on a restructuring project.

Corporate and M&A > M&A Tier 4

Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater assists German and international companies from the telecommunications and food sectors in cross-border M&A deals and also regularly advises on employment, corporate and tax law aspects. The practice is headed by Wolfgang Schüler, who frequently advises family offices and is well versed in restructuring, and Daniel Grewe, who specializes in assisting financial investors and VC funds, but also includes insolvency expert Florian Lauscher, who primarily advises on distressed M&A transactions and venture capital deals.

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Key clients

Accentro Real Estate AG

AXA Konzern AG

Deutsche Telekom AG

Homann Feinkost GmbH

Meesenburg Großhandel KG

REWE Gruppe

Simon Hegele Gruppe

Uniklinik Köln