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Jens Winter


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Languages English, German

Specialisation in employment law

Jens Winter is an attorney-at-law in the field of employment law. He is a partner at CMS and advises national and international companies mainly on questions of individual and collective employment law, data protection law in the area of employment law and company pension law.


Jens Winter has many years of experience in representing national and international clients before courts and authorities. He also has extensive practical experience in the implementation and execution of corporate restructurings and the spin-off and integration of (partial) operations in the course of (international) business transfers. In addition, he was involved in the examination and execution of (cross-border) transactions on several occasions under employment law.

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"He is extremely forceful in obtaining our goals and doesn't make mistakes when it comes to assessing a situation."

Chambers Europe, 2017

Up-and-coming Jens Winter is a promising practitioner and is described by clients as "a very dedicated lawyer - always on schedule, perfect elaborations of written submissions and great expert knowledge."

Chambers Europe, 2016


  • ASGG - Arbeits- und Sozialgerichtsgesetz. Hrsg. Köck/Sonntag
  • Ist-Lohnklauseln und Unterentlohnung (Actual salary clauses and unlawfully low pay, German publication), ecolex 2017, 280 
  • Doppelt hält besser - Zweifache Mitwirkungsbefugnis des BR bei Änderungskündigung (Better safe than sorry – The works’ council has double rights of participation in notices of dismissal pending a change of contract, German publication), ecolex 2016, 994, Krömer/Winter
  • Schicksal einer Betriebspensionszusage bei Betriebs(teil)übergang (The fate of a works pension plan when ownership of a business is (partly) transferred, German publication), ZAS 2016/40, Stella/Winter
  • Übernahme der Konventionalstrafe nicht mehr wettbewerbswidrig? (Does accepting a fine for breaching contract no longer constitute a breach of non-competition clauses?, German publication) ecolex 2015, 55, Stella/Winter
  • Rechnungslegungspflicht von Pensionskassen (Duty for pension schemes to prepare financial statements, German publication), ecolex 2014, 258, Winter/Eberhartinger
  • Prüfpflichten der Pensionskasse bei Aussetzung oder Einschränkung der laufenden Beitragsleistung in Hainz (Duty of inspection for pension schemes when the routine payment of contributions is withheld or reduced, German publication), FS Reich-Rohrwig , 2014, Kietaibl/Winter
  • Pensionskassen müssen Geschäftspläne nicht preisgeben (Pension schemes do not have to disclose business plans, German publication), ecolex 2012, 764, Winter/Eberhartinger
  • Zur Geltung von Betriebsvereinbarungen für Beamte (On the validity of works agreements for civil servants, German publication),, ecolex 2012, 1002, Kietaibl /Winter/Wolf
  • Muster: Regelungen zur Dienstverhinderung (Template: Provisions for leaves of absence, German publication), ZAS 2010/17
  • Pflichten des Arbeitnehmers bei Krankenstand (The employee’s duties when on sick leave, German publication), ZAS 2010/12, Winter/Wartinger
  • Kurzarbeit: Grundsatzfragen und geplante Neuregelungen (Short time: fundamental issues and the planned new provisions, German publication), ZAS 2009/10, Winter/Thomas
  • Muster: Vergleich über Ansprüche aus dem Arbeitsverhältnis (Template: Provisions for leaves of absence, German publication), ZAS 2008/6
  • Muster: Entfertigungserklärung bei Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses (Template: Release from claims when ending the contract of employment, German publication), ZAS 2007/22
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Lectures list

  • Visiting lecturer in employment and economic law, University of Vienna
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  • 2004 Doctor of Law (Employment, Competition), University of Vienna
  • 2002 Law, University of Vienna
  • 2001 Business Informatics, University of Vienna
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OGH: No full hol­i­day com­pens­a­tion for resig­na­tion without cause after all?
CMS News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment Law - Epis­ode 22
Roh­lik – par­ent com­pany of Gurk­erl.at – re­ceives 220 mil­lion euros of Series...
The new cap­it­al will be used both to fin­ance the on­line gro­cer’s con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion in Ger­many, Italy, Spain and Ro­mania and to drive for­ward tech­nic­al in­nov­a­tion.Foun­ded in 2014, on­line gro­cer Roh­lik, which re­volu­tion­ised gro­cery in Aus­tria with gurk­erl.at, is one of the fast­est grow­ing re­tail­ers in the Czech Re­pub­lic and the en­tire CEE re­gion. Prom­ising de­liv­ery just 90 minutes after an or­der is placed, the com­pany already sup­plies more than one mil­lion cus­tom­ers with more than 17,000 products. Roh­lik now not only of­fers its de­liv­ery ser­vice in Vi­enna (gurk­erl.at), but also in Prague (roh­lik.cz), Bud­apest (kifli.hu), Mu­nich and Frank­furt (knus­pr.de). Soon the ser­vice plans to launch in Ham­burg, Mil­an (sezamo.it), Bucharest (sezamo.ro) and Mad­rid (sezamo.es). The fresh cap­it­al will be used to fin­ance con­tinu­ing ex­pan­sion and drive tech­nic­al in­nov­a­tions.Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner in the CMS Vi­enna Cor­por­ate Trans­ac­tions Team, is de­lighted with the deal: “Such a large cross-bor­der trans­ac­tion al­ways raises a num­ber of com­plex leg­al and or­gan­isa­tion­al is­sues that re­quire sound leg­al ex­pert­ise and a well-co­ordin­ated trans­ac­tion team. Our in­ter­na­tion­al net­work en­ables us to provide our cli­ents with com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice and ac­cess to seasoned ex­perts in all coun­tries.”Man­aging Part­ner of CMS in Prague and Brat­is­lava, Helen Rod­well, is also pleased about the suc­cess­ful clos­ing: “We are proud to have been able to ac­com­pany this new fin­an­cing round. Roh­lik’s unique of­fer­ing and first-class ser­vice make it an at­tract­ive growth can­did­ate for in­vestors cau­tious due to the cur­rent eco­nom­ic and geo­pol­it­ic­al cli­mate. As a lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al law firm – with a sig­ni­fic­ant pres­ence in CEE and many oth­er European coun­tries – CMS is ideally placed to provide leg­al sup­port for this kind of cross-bor­der trans­ac­tion.”The Aus­tri­an CMS leg­al team in Vi­enna in­cluded Al­ex­an­der Rakosi and Flori­an May­er (Cor­por­ate Law/M&A), Anna Hiegel­sper­ger (Cor­por­ate Law/M&A), Jens Winter (Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions), Sonja Oten­hajmer (Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion), Mar­i­ella Ka­poun (Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion) and Max­imili­an Uidl (Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion). The in­ter­na­tion­al CMS leg­al team was led by ex­per­i­enced CMS part­ner Helen Rod­well (CMS Czech Re­pub­lic) and con­sisted of Dav­id Cran­field (CMS Ro­mania), Štěpán Havránek and Tristan O'­Con­nor (CMS Czech Re­pub­lic); and Mor­itz Kop­ka (CMS UK). Also ad­vising were Flori­an Kami­en­ke and Oliv­er Thurn (CMS Ger­many); Mik­los Boros (CMS Hun­gary); José Lu­is Rodrig­uez and Car­los Peña (CMS Spain); Cristina Ci­omos and Rod­ica Manea (CMS Ro­mania); and Aless­andra Cuni, Sara Tam­marazio and Daniela Murer (CMS Italy). 
La­bour and So­cial Court of Vi­enna (ASG Vi­enna): Ter­min­at­ing em­ploy­ment...
CMS News­Mon­it­or Arbeit­s­recht - Epis­ode 21
No­tice peri­ods and dead­lines for blue-col­lar work­ers: Pro­vi­sions in col­lect­ive...
CMS News­Mon­it­or Arbeit­s­recht - Epis­ode 20
Lim­ited tax de­duct­ib­il­ity of so­cial plan be­ne­fits deemed un­con­sti­tu­tion­al
CMS News­Mon­it­or Arbeit­s­recht - Epis­ode 19
Who is re­spons­ible for prov­ing that an e-mail has been re­ceived?
CMS News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment Law- Epis­ode 18
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Aus­tria
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is no law on whis­tleblow­ing. 2. Does loc­al law re­quire private en­tit­ies to es­tab­lish a whis­tleblow­ing sys­tem? (If so, which private en­tit­ies?)...
No in­di­vidu­al con­trac­tu­al pro­tec­tion against dis­missal dur­ing short-time...
CMS News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment Law - Epis­ode 16
Leg­al valid­ity of dis­missals dur­ing short-time work cla­ri­fied!
CMS News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment Law - Epis­ode 15
ECJ: En­ti­tle­ment to hol­i­day com­pens­a­tion even in the event of uni­lat­er­al...
CMS News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions - Epis­ode 14
AL­PLA con­tin­ues to ex­pand: CMS ad­vises on ac­quis­i­tion of pack­aging man­u­fac­turer...
The in­ter­na­tion­ally act­ive spe­cial­ist in re­cyc­ling and pack­aging solu­tions AL­PLA is adding to its already broad product port­fo­lio. AL­PLA was ad­vised by CMS again on its re­cent ac­quis­i­tion of Wolf Plastics Group.
AMS early warn­ing sys­tem – mu­tu­ally agreed ter­min­a­tions ef­fect­ive dur­ing...
News­Mon­it­or Em­ploy­ment Law - Epis­ode 10