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Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
50933 KÖLN

Germany > Employment Tier 2

The team at Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater continued its successful course of advising on major projects and was instructed by numerous well-known companies from the aviation, automotive and industrial sectors, among others. In addition, the team is experienced in advising executives and supporting employment law compliance procedures. Two internal partner appointments in January 2021 emphasise the recent growth: Sabine Schwarz focuses on restructuring and ongoing employment law advice, while Christian Achtmann frequently handles large liability proceedings and advises companies, executives and supervisory bodies on matters pertaining to D&O liability and D&O insurance. Both are part of the team led by Stefan Seitz (major employment law projects, collective bargaining law and compliance), Thomas Kania (restructuring, HR matters and executive advice) and Marc Werner (restructuring, pensions, collective bargaining and works constitution law and corporate co-determination). Another key contact is Counsel Maximilian Schmidt, who, in addition to various individual and collective employment law issues, also covers sports employment law as well as matters at the intersection with data protection.  


‘You really feel that the practice is a team, the advice is consistent, even with different lawyers.’

‘It will be delivered quickly and on time. The suggestions are never far from reality and always have the “whole” in mind.’

‘Dr. Seitz is relevantly networked at the highest level, which can be of great advantage, especially in the direction of trade unions.’

‘Dr. Schmidt delivers results that are pragmatic and can be implemented excellently.’

‘Especially in difficult negotiations, e.g. B. of social plans, the style is tough and realistic, but always makes sense in dealing with the social partners. From a company perspective, the results were very good.’

‘The breadth and depth of expertise of the employment law team is impressive. We really appreciate that the advice is not limited to a legal assessment, but includes the concerns of the company and presents practice-oriented, problem-free possible solutions.’

‘Dr. Stefan Seitz is a proven expert in collective bargaining law who knows how to reconcile the company’s challenges with the demands of the trade unions.’

‘Sabine Schwarz has a particular strength in advising companies on matters that require empathy in the implementation and in the judicial enforcement of claims.’

Key clients

ams AG/Osram Licht AG

AXA Versicherung AG

Bayer AG

Berkshire Hathaway

Brose Fahrzeugteile

Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Carl Zeiss AG

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Deutz AG

Douglas Gruppe

Dumont Medien AG

EA Electronic Arts

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eon SE

Esprit Retail

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

GoDaddy Inc.


Jabil Inc.

Nemak Group

R+V Versicherung

Rewe Group

Roche Pharma


Sony Europe


Thyssenkrupp AG

Uniper SE

Universitätsklinik k´Köln


Tier Mobility

Theo Mueller Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Deutsche Lufthansa AG on corporate restructuring in Germany; complete labor law and strategic advice; Planned job cuts of around 20,000 jobs throughout the group, negotiations on reconciliation of interests and social plans, accompanying collective bargaining with various trade unions.  
  • Employment law support of Eon SE in day-to-day business; Representation in labor law proceedings from the second instance and support in the major Integration Innogy  project.  
  • Support of the thyssenkrupp AG in the large-scale project restructuring and independence of the steel division.