Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Philipp Maier
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Global firm particularly known for handling the employment aspects of corporate restructurings and post-merger integrations. Also highly active in employment litigation, frequently representing employers in disputes over contract terminations. Acts on large-scale projects and benefits from collaboration with the firm's strong corporate and banking teams. Also advises on compliance, working hours, social and bonus plans, and collective bargaining agreements. Expertise in establishing, amending and terminating employment contracts.
Strengths "We get very fast answers to urgent matters," says one client, adding: "They keep to deadlines, they are competent, and there's not yet been a legal question that we haven't had a very helpful and comprehensive answer to."
The team is described as "helpful, detailed and friendly," with further sources stating: "They are very supportive and very good, and at the same time very hands-on."
Work highlights Assisted Lam Research with collective dismissal and post-restructuring litigation.
Advised BRF on a range of labour law matters including terminations, contract drafting, working hours, benefits and compliance issues, including two litigation instances worth EUR1.5 million.
Significant clients Emerson Network Power Systems, Galderma Pharma, SAP.
"It is very pleasant to work with Philipp Maier, as he is very responsive, and delivers fast and practical advice," says one client, adding: "He is also a brilliant negotiator, and really knows which buttons to push in order to bring legal cases to a successful end." Recent projects include handling the employment issues arising from bx Alpha's CEE-wide restructuring. He is widely respected for his work on the employment aspects of large-scale transactions and restructurings, earning a rise to Band 3 for his outstanding recent activity.
Simone Liebmann-Slatin is active across a variety of employment areas, covering high-stakes employment litigation and the establishment and termination of employee relations and social plans. She assisted BOP Immodevelopment with employment contracts and terminations, as well as litigation brought against it by a former employee. Clients praise her for her "good knowledge" and her "precise and concise" delivery of results.