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Jens Winter


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH –
Sprechstelle Linz
Stelzhamerstraße 2
4020 Linz
Languages German, English

Jens Winter specialises in Employment Law. He is a partner at CMS and advises national and international companies predominantly on issues of individual and collective labour law, Data Protection Law in the field of labour law and occupational pension law. 

Winter has many years of experience in representing national and international clients in court and before the authorities. He also has extensive practical experience in the implementation and execution of corporate restructurings and the spin-off and integration of (parts of) businesses in the course of (international) business transfers. In addition, he has been involved in the examination and implementation of (cross-border) transactions on several occasions. 

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"He has been around for a long time and has a good portfolio of clients."

Chambers Europe, 2024

"Above all, Jens Winter is characterised by his very high solution competence combined with top response times. In addition, he is distinguished by his legal know-how in company pension law."

Chambers Europe, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Austrian Bar Association
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  • Der Betriebsrat als Verantwortlicher iSd DSGVO, ZAS 01/2024, 15.
  • COVID-19 und Arbeitsrecht: Möglichkeiten abseits der Kurzarbeit, CMS, 26.3.2020. 
  • Coronavirus: Fragen und Antworten zum Arbeitsrecht, CMS, 12.3.2020. 
  • Coronavirus: Update Arbeitszeit und Teleworking, CMS, 14.3.2020. 
  • Update Arbeitsrechtspaket „Coronavirus“, CMS, 16.3.3030. 
  • Winter/Potz, in Köck/Sonntag (Hrsg), ASGG – Arbeits- und Sozialgerichtsgesetz §§ 1–9 ASGG (2020). 
  • Zum Schadenersatz wegen Verletzung der Aufklärungspflicht bei Umstieg in ein beitragsorientiertes Pensionskassenmodell, ZAS 4/2018, 226. 
  • Bele/Winter, Aliquotierungsgebot auch für Arbeiter, ecolex 1/2018, 4. 
  • Ist-Lohnklauseln und Unterentlohnung, ecolex 4/2017, 280. 
  • Krömer/Winter, Doppelt hält besser – Zweifache Mitwirkungsbefugnis des BR bei Änderungskündigung, ecolex 11/2016, 994. 
  • Stella/Winter, Schicksal einer Betriebspensionszusage bei Betriebs(teil)übergang, ZAS 4/2016, 228. 
  • Stella/Winter, Übernahme der Konventionalstrafe nicht mehr wettbewerbswidrig?, ecolex 1/2015, 55. 
  • Winter/Eberhartinger, Rechnungslegungspflicht von Pensionskassen, ecolex 3/2014, 258. 
  • Kietaibl/Winter, Prüfpflichten der Pensionskasse bei Aussetzung oder Einschränkung der laufenden Beitragsleistung, in Hainz/Krejci (Hrsg), Festschrift Johannes Reich-Rohrwig (Manz 2014) 383. 
  • Winter/Eberhartinger, Pensionskassen müssen Geschäftspläne nicht preisgeben, ecolex 9/2012, 764. 
  • Kietaibl/Winter/Wolf, Zur Geltung von Betriebsvereinbarungen für Beamte, ecolex 11/2012, 1002. 
  • Regelungen zur Dienstverhinderung, ZAS 2/2010, 94. 
  • Winter/Wartinger, Pflichten des Arbeitnehmers bei Krankenstand, ZAS 2/2010, 59. 
  • Winter/Thomas, Kurzarbeit: Grundsatzfragen und geplante Neuregelungen, ZAS 2/2009, 64. 
  • Vergleich über Ansprüche aus dem Arbeitsverhältnis, ZAS 1/2008, 44. 
  • Entfertigungserklärung bei Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses, ZAS 3/2007, 144. 
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  • 2004 - Dr. iur., Law (Labour Law, Competition Law), University of Vienna 
  • 2002 - Mag. iur., Law, University of Vienna 
  • 2001 - Mag. iur.,Business Informatics, University of Vienna 
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Employment law and data protection – the state of play
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law | Episode 33
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law | Implementation of the Transparency Directive
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law  | Episode 32
CMS Employment Snack | Arbeitsrecht und Datenschutz – eine Stan­dortbestim­mung
CMS Employment Snack
CMS advises Sfakianakis Group on the acquisition of Ajar Car Rental
Press release - 15 March 2024 CMS Austria has advised the Greek Sfakianakis Group on the acquisition of Ajar Car Rental GmbH from the Saudi Arabian Al Jomaih Group, providing comprehensive legal advice on the project. Ajar Car Rental GmbH is the master franchisee of Enterprise, National, and Alamo in Austria, serving rent-a-car customers across the country. During the acquisition, the CMS Austria team provided significant support and advice on all areas of the transaction, including due diligence, employment, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, banking and finance, data protection and competition. Alexander Rakosi (Partner, Corporate/M&A) led the CMS core transaction team, which further consisted of Christoph Birner (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Thomas Liegl (Associate, Corporate/M&A). Alexander Rakosi comments: “We are very pleased to have successfully supported the Sfakianakis Group on its market entry into Austria and to have contributed to our client's continued growth in the automotive industry."The CMS due diligence team included Rebecca Herlitz (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mariella Kapoun (Partner, Real Estate), Hans Lederer (Partner, Intellectual Property), Andreas Lichtenberger (At­tor­ney-at-Law, Data Protection), Caroline Pavitsits (Associate, Employment), Kai Ruckelshausen (Partner, Banking & Finance), Sheldon Sookdeo (Associate, Banking & Finance), Maximilian Uidl (Associate, Real Estate), Marlene Wim­mer-Nistel­ber­ger (Partner, Regulatory), Jens Winter (Partner, Employment) and Dieter Zandler (Partner, Competition), as well as legal trainees Roman Namestek, Ferdinand Sima and Mattias Torggler. PHH Rechtsanwälte, led by Rainer Kaspar and Philip Rosenauer, provided legal support to Al Jomaih. About Sfakianakis Group Founded in 1958, Sfakianakis Group is one of the leading diversified business groups in Greece, with a core focus on the Automotive, Industrial and Consumer Retail sectors. Headquartered in Athens, Greece, the Group is 100% family owned and employs over 1,500 individuals across 14 countries in Europe. Within the Automotive sector, the Group operates one of the largest automotive retail businesses in the region, the distribution businesses of BYD and Suzuki, a leading long-term leasing business (Executive Lease), and a rapidly growing Rent-A-Car business as the Master Franchisee of En­ter­prise-Na­tion­al-Alamo in 14 countries.
Close the Gap – How the Pay Transparency Directive impacts HR work
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law | Episode 31
The works council as a controller under the GDPR
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law | Episode 30
No more time-barring of accumulated annual leave?
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law  | Episode 29
Employment, restructuring & insolvency – What happens when something happens
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law  | Episode 28
What to consider in case of a strike
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law  | Episode 27
Changes in parental leave, part-time parental leave, and carers’ leave
CMS NewsMonitor Arbeitsrecht  | Episode 26
Whistleblower protection and reporting channels in Austria
1. Is there a law on whistleblowing in your country? Yes, this law is the Act on the Procedure and Protection in Case of Reports of Legal Violations in certain areas of law (also known as the Whistleblower...
CMS advises DPE on sale of VTU
Press release - 03 March 2023An international CMS team advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) on all aspects of the transaction. The team included lawyers from CMS offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Romania and Poland.   DPE is selling its stake in VTU Group, a leading European provider of engineering solutions for the life science industry based in Graz, to Altor Funds. The Swedish private equity firm, which invests in mid-sized companies with the aim of creating value through growth initiatives and operational improvements, prevailed in a bidding process. The sellers, DPE-owned funds, were advised on all aspects of the transaction by an international CMS team led by Hendrik Hirsch (CMS Germany). The transaction is subject to the requisite approvals from the competent authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose further details of the trans­ac­tion.   The CMS Austria team led by Alexander Rakosi consisted of corporate/M&A experts Florian Mayer, Marco Selenic and Christoph Birner. The employment department was represented by Jens Winter and Shima Babanzadeh. Competition issues were handled by Dieter Zandler. Real estate law expertise was provided by Mariella Kapoun and Maximilian Uidl. Marlene Wim­mer-Nistel­ber­ger was in charge of public law issues and Thomas Aspalter saw to tax is­sues.   Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, partner at CMS in Vienna and leader of the Austrian team, is enthusiastic about the cross-border cooperation: “Once again, we were able to demonstrate our international expertise, especially in the private equity area, in a multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al project – congratulations to all involved!”