OSBORNE CLARKE

Comment: Thanks to its impressive size, this recommended employment team is increasingly forming specialties. In clients’ digitalization processes, the employment lawyers – often in cooperation with the renowned IT practice – are positioning themselves in central fields such as data protection, outsourcing and codetermination. Work for regular clients Sodexo and Allegis demonstrated this. The international network was a source of major restructuring work: the German employment lawyers worked for the first time on a strategically central project for Yahoo!, a previously British client. The employment lawyers develop a notable amount of work for other OC practices, e.g. compliance matters involving the supply of temporary workers. Based on OC’s overall tech specialty, the employment lawyers are now tackling the startup and VC market in Berlin: practice head Freckmann is finally going to drive forward the long-planned growth in the capital.
Recommended: Dr. David Plitt, Dr. Anke Freckmann, Annabel Lehnen (“very constructive and productive cooperation”, competitor), Katharina Müller (“constructive negotiating style”, “very professional”, competitors).
Practice: Broad practice advising many Mittelstand clients, but also international companies with a presence in Germany. Much experience in restructuring and advice on the supply of temporary workers. Strong practice on the interface with data protection and outsourcing ( ?IT). Good ties to India. (5 partners, 2 counsel, 11 associates)
Clients: ?? AlixPartners as insolvency administrator of Agent Provocateur in insolvency proceedings; SodexoBeteiligungs B.V. on group-wide reconciliation of interests and redundancy plan; Huntsman Group on reorganization; Optegra on acquisition of company division; Air Canada (German branch) on company pensions.
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