michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte > Cologne, Germany > Firm Profile

michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte
50674 KÖLN

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 4

Cologne-based michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte specialises in advising hospitals, medical care centers and medical practices on medical law, but also represents other companies in the healthcare sector. Issues pertaining to inpatient care are handled by Kerrin Schillhorn, who jointly heads the team with Jens-Peter Jahn, who specialises in advice on outpatient care. Jannis Kamann, who joined as partner in January 2021, as well as Marcus Michels cover matters at the interface with employment law, including senior consultant contracts under physician contract law.

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‘Kerrin Schillhorn is very committed and has many years of experience. Her in-depth legal knowledge and industry focus ensure successful consulting.’

‘Available at any time, quick contact and prompt as well as pragmatic assistance. Good knowledge of health insurance companies.’

‘Jens-Peter Jahn is always approachable and easily accessible. Quick solutions and he himself takes on every situation I find uncomfortable and solves it communicatively and/or legally.’

‘Concentrated expertise from a wide range of legal areas, which is of the greatest benefit to me. Advice from a single source increases efficiency.’

‘Kerrin Schillhorn: Proven expert in the fields of hospital planning and financing. I don’t know of anyone comparable. Very reliable and quick assessment of facts, so that I as a client can make clear decisions.’

Jens-Peter Jahn: Excellent expertise in medical law issues. Absolutely competent advice, especially in KV law, MVZs and takeovers.

Jannis Kamann: Very good, reliable and fast support in labor and social security law issues.

Key clients

Katholische Hospitalvereinigung Weser-Egge gGmbH

Krankenhaus Porz am Rhein GmbH

Kreisklinikum Siegen GmbH

Marien Gesellschaft Siegen gGmbH

MVZ am St. Marien-Hospital Friesoythe gGmbH

MVZ Karl Leisner Goch/Kevelaer/Geldern

MVZ des Universitätsklinikums Köln gGmbH

MVZ St. Marien GmbH

St. Franziskus-Stiftung Münster

St. Vinzenz Krankenhaus GmbH Köln

Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR

Vestische Caritas-Kliniken gGmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice on hospital law and representation of the Catholic Hospital Association Weser-Egge gGmbH: Cooperation with residents and other service providers, application for geriatric rehabilitation, hospital planning and representation in claims for reimbursement by health insurance companies for complex flat rates according to BSG case law.
  • Comprehensive and strategic advice on hospital law for the St. Franziskus Foundation and its 15 hospitals with over 4,000 beds on hospital planning, basic issues, cooperation with the Tele-Stroke-Unit, legal issues in connection with the Covid-19 regulations, organizational requirements for hospitals.
  • Comprehensive legal advice on panel doctors to the MVZ St. Marien GmbH in the course of the takeover of further practices.

Germany > Employment Tier 6

In early 2021, michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte opened offices in Düsseldorf as well as Cologne. Simultaneous recruting for both locations resulted in the additions of Sebastian Maiß (advice on new work models and the introduction of IT systems) and Peter Hützen (data protection and project support) from vangard | Littler and Jan Peter Schiller (advises at the interface with data protection) from CMS, while Matthias Kappus (recruiting and dismissal of executives, managing directors and board members) had already joined the team from the latter in November 2020. The group is well positioned for ongoing advice on individual and collective employment law as well as project support – name partner Marcus Michels demonstrates particular expertise in both segments– including litigation. Gunther Mävers regularly handles cross-border matters pertaining to inbound business of foreign clients as well as foreign projects from German based clients.

Key clients

Adler TS GmbH

Brauerei zur Malzmühle Schwartz GmbH & Co. KG

Dachser SE

DTM Deutsche Tele Medien GmbH

Duisburger Hafen AG

Johnson & Johnson

METRO Markets GmbH

Music Store Professional GmbH

Reuter Gruppe

UFA Show & Factual GmbH

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to the Bethlehem Gesundheitszentrum Stolberg gGmbH in connection with the comprehensive recruitment and hiring of skilled workers from abroad and the implementation of the accelerated skilled worker process.
  • Ongoing advice on employment law to the brewery zur Malzmühle Schwartz GmbH & Co. KG, in particular on short-time work benefits and disputes related to collective agreements.
  • Ongoing employment law advice to Dachser SE, including litigation; most recently, among other things, representation in a decision-making process on the extraordinary termination of a works council member.