KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht > Dusseldorf, Germany > Firm Profile

KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht
SPEDITIONSTRASSE 21
40221 DÜSSELDORF
Germany

Germany > Employment Tier 1

KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht is among the top firms in the German employment law market and advises an impressive client roster from various sectors. With five locations, the firm is well positioned for nationwide consulting and the supervision of international projects through different cooperations. Name partner Michael Kliemt is a key contact in Düsseldorf and renowned for his expertise in restructuring, transformation, outsourcing and integration projects, he also advises executives on the conclusion or cancellation of management board contracts and on defending against claims for damages. Additional restructuring experts are Burkard Göpfert in Munich as well as Barbara Reinhard in Frankfurt, who is experienced in the agile transformation of companies as well as collective bargaining and industrial action law. Stefan Fischer heads the Berlin office and focuses on works constitution and collective bargaining law, while also handling labour court litigation. The Hamburg team was strengthened with the promotion of Henrik Lüthge to partner in January 2021; he advises on individual and collective employment law.

Key clients

A.T. Kearney

ABB

Adidas SE

Air Liquide

Airbus

Allianz

Atos Information Technology GmbH

Axel Springer

Bayer

Citrix

Daimler

Deutsche Bahn / DB Regio

Deloitte

Deutsche Telekom

DXC

Fujitsu

GE

GfK

Griesson

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Henkel

Hermes

Hewlett Packard

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG

Hüls GmbH & Co. KG

IKB

INGDiba

Intersnack

Knorr Bremse AG

MAN / MAN Energy Solutions

McKinsey

Nokia

Nordsee

Oracle

Paul Hartmann AG

Pro7Sat1

Procter & Gamble

Rheinmetall

Roland Berger

Saarstahl

Santander

SAP

Schön Klinik SE

Siemens

Siemens Healthcare GmbH

Stada

Takeaway.com (Lieferando)

Teekanne

Warth & Klein Grant Thornton

Westend Bank AG

Xerox

K+S

Deutsche Messe AG

Zalando SE

Siemens Energy

Condor

Blacklane

ARAG

Capgemini

Danske Bank

Deutsche Bundesbank

OPOPE Germany GmbH

Peek & Cloppenburg KG

real GmbH

TÜV Rheinland AG

UHE GmbH & Co. KG

Warner Media Group

Bofrost

NTT Data

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to the Santander Consumer Bank on the transformation and realignment of sales.
  • Advising SHS-Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA (Saarstahl) on the restructuring and transformation process leading to the departure of 2,500 employees, including negotiations with the trade union and works councils (among other things on downsizing, outsourcing projects and the use of temporary workers) and cross-border actions.  
  • Advising the Airbus Group on realignment, restructuring and corporate works council issues. In addition, ongoing employment law advice, particularly on individual staff reduction measures.
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The firm: With about 70 certified employment law specialists and attorneys, KLIEMT.HR Lawyers is one of the largest and most successful firms specialising in employment law in Germany. KLIEMT.HR Lawyers focuses on providing employment and labour law advice to national and international enterprises. With offices in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Berlin, KLIEMT.HR Lawyers offers comprehensive and high-calibre advice on all questions of employment law – competent, practice-oriented, creative and tailored to the specific requirements of the enterprise in question.

The two founding partners, Prof Dr Michael Kliemt and Dr Oliver Vollstädt, and all the other partners in the firm, originally practised at large international law firms and therefore have many years of international professional experience. The firm represents its clients’ interests throughout Germany at all employment courts up to the level of the Federal Labour Court, including proceedings for a preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice.

lus Laboris – Global Human Resources Lawyers: KLIEMT.HR Lawyers is a member of lus Laboris, the global alliance of leading law firms providing specialised services in employment/labour law, employee benefits, immigration and pensions law. With more than 1,500 lawyers lus Laboris provides local human resources law expertise across the globe, with member firms in over 50 countries and a presence in more than 100 countries. The seamless international coverage enables KLIEMT.HR Lawyers to provide clients with fully co-ordinated global legal advice on all aspects of human resources.

Clients: KLIEMT.HR Lawyers’ clients include a large number of well-known German and international companies across all industry sectors, above all in the metals and chemical industries, banks and insurance companies, trade, IT and service companies, including many EURO STOXX 50, DAX 30 and MDAX companies.

Areas of practice: The expertise of KLIEMT.HR Lawyers covers all areas of employment law, pensions law and immigration, such as restructuring, outsourcing, transfer of undertakings (s613a German Civil Code), works council constitution law, collective bargaining agreements, trade unions and industrial action, due diligence, privatisation, employee benefits and pension schemes, boards of directors and managing directors, co-determination matters, temporary hire of employees, international secondment of personnel, contracts of employment and termination agreements, remuneration schemes and stock option plans, flexible working hours schemes, ethics guidelines, codes of conduct, corporate governance, compliance, anti-discrimination and equal treatment concerns.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Employment and pensions
Social security
Commercial agents
Contracts of employment
Outsourcing
Company turnaround, reorganisation and restructuring
Works council constitution
Collective bargaining
Occupational pension schemes
Liability of company officers and representative bodies
Advising supervisory boards in co-determination matters
International assignment
Drafting and optimising contracts of employment and termination
Remuneration and employee participation plans
Flexible working hours schemes
Ethics guidelines, corporate governance, compliance
Number of lawyers : 70
at this office : 33
German
English
French
Spanish
Italian
Dutch
Swedish
Russian
Polish
Ius Laboris - Global Human Resources Lawyers
Contact : Prof Dr Michael Kliemt (michael.kliemt@kliemt.de)
Other offices : Berlin
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Munich