Employment and Employees

Especially larger and medium-sized companies including regional banking institutions, corporations, executive bodies (supervisory boards, advisory boards, management boards, managing directors), freelancers, civil servants, independent works and staff councils, employees, and executives can trust and rely on our team of eight experienced lawyers specialising in employment and civil service law and our outstanding expertise and experience in all employment law issues.

We solve complex tasks and conduct critical negotiations with a high degree of specialisation and a clear view of the overall task. Our practical knowledge and expertise in various industries as well as our ability and experience in all negotiating situations are essential for the success of our clients.

Our competence team in employment law is regularly awarded by expert juries: In the Focus Law Firm Ranking, KUNZ is one of "Germany's Top Commercial Law Firms 2020" in employment law (issue: Focus-Recht-Spezial 2020). 

Following a survey by the Handelsblatt Research Institue (HRI), the current WirtschaftsWoche Ranking 2020 lists us as "TOP Law Firm 2020 in Employment Law" and the partners Tim Schwarzburg and Marcus Menster are listed as "TOP Lawyers in Employment Law".

KUNZ news on our area of competence „Employment and Employees”

here you can find judgements on employment and employees


Our " Employment and Employees" team is particularly active in the following areas:

Operational Personnel Work

  • Drafting and Optimisation of Employment Contracts
  • Warning, Instruction Right and Transfer Consultation
  • Termination by Notice, Termination of Employment and Amendment of Employment Relationships
  • International Staff Deployment
  • Temporary Employment
  • Strike and Lockout

Employment Law in M&A and Restructuring

  • Sale and Purchase of Companies
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation of Companies and Operations
  • Employment Law related to Due Diligence
  • Mergers, Combinations of Companies and Undertakings
  • Devising Transfers of Undertakings, Outsourcing

Collective Bargaining Rights, Employee Participation in Companies, Departments, Enterprises and Groups of Companies

  • Strategies in Dealing with Employee Representatives
  • Devising Operational Changes, Reconciliation of Interests and Social Plan
  • Flexible Remuneration and Working Time Models, Employee Participation
  • Shop Agreements, Public Service Agreements and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Conciliation Boards
  • Company Pacts for Work
  • Transfer and Qualification Company
  • Supervisory Board and Advisory Board

Supervisory Boards, Managing Directors and Executives

  • Drafting and Negotiation of Service Contracts
  • Removal and Termination of Board Members
  • Strategies for Removal and Termination Agreements
  • Compliance and Prevention of Liability
  • Developing Pension Schemes

Employment Law in Church Institutions and Tendency Operations

  • Working Conditions of the Caritas (Social Aid Organisation in Germany)
  • Working Conditions of the Dicaconia
  • Organisation and Strategy in the Event of a Change of Sponsor in Tendency Operations
  • Negotiations with Supplementary Pension Funds

Legal Proceedings, Conciliation Boards, Administrative Proceedings

  • Legal Representation in Judgement and Decision-Making Proceedings throughout Germany
  • Consultation on and Participation in Conciliation Board Proceedings throughout Germany
  • Preparation and Supervision of Mediation and Arbitration Proceedings
  • Supervision of Official Permission and Approval Procedures
  • Representation in Proceedings before Work Safety Authorities


WirtschaftsWoche | KUNZ as TOP LAW FIRM for Employment Law 2021

Great success for KUNZ's competence area "Employment and Employees". In the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the best law firms and lawyers in the field of employment law in 2021, KUNZ has notched up three successes:

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Marcus Menster

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law

Tim Schwarzburg

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law
Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law
Lecturer at the HS Koblenz – Faculty for Economic Sciences

Arnold Neuhaus

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law
Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law
Specialist lawyer for medical law

Dr. jur. Gerd Uhlich

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law

Christine Libor

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist Lawyer for Copyright and Media Law

David Frisch MLB

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law
Specialist lawyer for building and architectural law
Master of Law & Business (MLB)
Real estate manager (IHK – local Chamber of Commerce)

Michael Frohn

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)

Dr. Christoph Theis

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Specialist lawyer for labor law

Gabriele Kaeser

Salary Partner
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Commercial Mediator (Steinbeis)

Paul Kijowsky


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