& Labour Relations

Many businesses are facing tough decisions about resourcing, particularly in these difficult times. We have significant expertise in cross-border restructuring projects as well as labour relations, and are on hand to work with our clients as a strategic adviser.

Our services

  • 01 Multinational restructuring projects
  • 02 Outsourcing
  • 03 Collective bargaining agreements
  • 04 Regulatory compliance for large-scale redundancies
  • 05 Negotiations and consultation with unions and staff representatives
  • 06 Fair selection criteria for dismissal
  • 07 Industrial action

Managing your restructuring

In times of great change, it’s important to have the right strategic partner, to work with you, but also help guide you through the maze. 

Clients typically rely on our corporate restructuring services if they experience deteriorating performance, have liquidity concerns, or have experienced the loss of key management or costumers. In each case, our lawyers have the skills to manage international restructuring, whilst also expertly managing relations with trade unions and other labour representatives.

We work with corporate boards and all other stakeholders through restructuring plans that can include downsizing, outsourcing, moving key functions to other countries and the acquisition or sale of businesses.

Negotiating and working
with stakeholders

Our lawyers provide strategic partnership on global strategy to international employers and are skilled negotiators. 

We have a depth of expertise on the handling of redundancies and international framework agreements, we negotiate and give advice on collective bargaining agreements and represent clients in negotiations with national and regional level unions and staff representatives.

We advise on strikes, other industrial action and collective labour relations and how these differ across jurisdictions.

Costing collective redundancies: a global overview

In a turbulent world, where some companies are inevitably considering reducing their workforces, it is important to have an overview of the potential costs of making redundancies via a social plan. We have surveyed 25 countries to provide you with the cost details you need to help you plan and budget for this eventuality.

Contact us

Burkard Göpfert is a partner at Kliemt.HR Lawyers and Chair of the Ius Laboris Expert Group on Restructuring & Labour Relations.

Burkard Göpfert
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