Martin is the head of the German labour & employment team and advises national and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment and labour law. His main practice comprises advising employers in the drafting of employment contracts, including post contractual non-competition clauses, on restructurings and transfer of undertakings as well as on mass redundancies. His expertise includes matters of enforced redundancy and dismissals due to operational reasons, conduct or illness. Martin advises regularly in the context of post transactional labour and employment issues in M&A.
He is also experienced in advising on pension schemes, incentive plans and Employee Stock Options (ESOP). Moreover, his work includes the representation of companies in complex matters that involve German works councils such as reconciliations of interests and social plans, as well as other matters with employee representation bodies, such as negotiating tariff agreements.
Martin has strong experience in advising our international clients on cross border queries, such as assignments and immigration, and works regularly with the firm’s lawyers focused on global mobility for key international clients.
Martin is a specialised attorney for Labour Law and represents employers before labour courts.
Our Hamburg practice is established in the German market, providing local expertise on a global scale to clients with business interests across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the US as well as Africa and other emerging and frontier markets.