Comment: One competitor praised this firm recommended for employment as “academically and professionally unchallenged”. Greenfort was often called on for advice on the new German Act on Temporary Employment. It was Lembke who wedded the practice to this topic a few years ago with litigation regarding the collective bargaining capacity of the Collective Bargaining Union of Christian Unions for Temporary Work and Manpower Services Agencies. But the team stands for much more: all lawyers provide all-round employment advice and can rely on an impressive client base of international companies with subsidiaries in Germany. Oberwinter also boasts experience in restructuring. The employment lawyers frequently cross-sell work, e.g. Coty, to other practices. The appointment of a homegrown lawyer as salary partner and associate-level growth underscore the development of the practice, which is becoming less dependent on the pull of its equity partners.
Strengths: Work with a US element, temporary employment, litigation.
Recommended: Prof. Dr. Mark Lembke (“experienced lawyer specializing in data protection and the supply of temporary workers”, competitor), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (“competent and experienced”; “strong in collective employment law”, competitors).
Practice: Extensive advice to employers, incl. transactional advice ( ?M&A), individual and collective employment law, collective bargaining, company pensions/pension obligations. Advice to management. (2 equity partners, 1 salary partner, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Coty on acquisition of Specialty Beauty Business from Procter & Gamble; Alpine Metal Tech Germany on site closure and relocation; Degussa on company pensions; Molex on site closure; ongoing advice to Abbott, incl. on restructuring.
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