Raue LLP provides advice in all fields of labor and employment law. Our litigation practice, which is active throughout Germany, complements our advisory group. The clients we serve include German and international enterprises that are listed on the stock Exchange, medium-sized companies, employers governed by public law, as well as churches and associations in their capacity as employers.

Focus areas

  • Structuring contracts and variable remuneration models for members of management boards, managing directors, executives, and employees
  • Company pension plans (designing and structuring benefit plans, litigation)
  • Introduction and modification of compensation structures and working hours schemes
  • Restructuring measures and plant closures, including the negotiation of company agreements as to the reconciliation of interests and social compensation plans
  • Contract termination, both for individuals and in cases of mass dismissals
  • Public sector labor law matters (collective agreements for civil servants, public sector pensions)
  • Employee data protection and Compliance
  • International labor law and social security law, in particular with respect to secondments
  • Employee profit sharing plans (e.g. SOP, VSOP, profit-participation certificates, etc.)

Rankings

  • Recommended law firm for Labour and Employment Law, JUVE Handbook 2016/2017
  • ”Collective bargaining and labor-management relations law: both fields in which Raue has long enjoyed an excellent reputation”, JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • ”Among the most visible and renowned names in Berlin”, JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2016
  • “High quality advice,” Clients/Competitors, The Legal 500 EMEA 2014

References

  • Successful implementation of plant closures for a manufacturer of electronic components (in 2012), for a kitchen manufacturer (in 2012/2013), and for an online service provider (in 2014), in each case accompanied by negotiations for agreements as to the reconciliation of interests and social compensation plans, the transfer of employees to a transfer company, and negotiations with the IG Metall metalworkers’ union on the conclusion of collectively bargained agreements, one a company agreement and the other an agreement serving to attenuate cases of social hardship
  • Advice on the shut-down of two gas-fired power plants, including negotiations for an agreement as to the reconciliation of interests and a social compensation plan (2012-2014)
  • Successful implementation of the transfer of more than 800 employees from subsidiary companies to a corporate holding company, respectively to sister companies, including a change of the wage scheme (2012-2014); litigation due to deviations from stipulations of church labor law
  • Lawsuits for unfair dismissal throughout Germany following a change in the conduct of a business that was made in the context of insolvency proceedings of a company providing network services; actions brought for damages suffered from the premature termination of employment pursuant to Section 113, third sentence, of the Insolvenzordnung (InsO, Insolvency Statute) (2013-2015)
  • Advising a company pension fund in the context of restructuring its benefits plan in order to limit the future vested pension rights under the company pension plan, according negotiations with unions and the works council
  • Modification of the shift system for the workshops of a public transportion company (2014-2015)