Restructuring
& 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 customers. 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. 

Applying a Global Strategy

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.

Restructuring Guides

We share our cross-border restructuring expertise with our clients and we make a number of restructuring publications accessible to all.

Restructuring during the COVID-19 pandemic

For international businesses facing serious disruption and financial challenges, we have recently published a Guide on restructuring in the time of COVID-19 covering 20 major jurisdictions.

Contact us

Dr Burkard Göpfert is a partner at Kliemt.HR Lawyers and Chair of the Ius Laboris Expert Group for Restructuring.

Burkard Göpfert
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