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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. 

Winter is a lecturer at Danube University Krems. 

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"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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  • 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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Whistleblower protection and reporting channels in Austria
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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!”
German Federal Labour Court: Equal pay for equal work – Better negotiating...
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Clarification (or not) regarding an all-in salary reduction in case of...
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law - Episode 24
Supreme Court (OGH): No special protection against dismissal in cases where...
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law - Episode 23
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...
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Notice periods and deadlines for blue-collar workers: Provisions in collective...
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Limited tax deductibility of social plan benefits deemed unconstitutional
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Who is responsible for proving that an e-mail has been received?
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law- Episode 18
No individual contractual protection against dismissal during short-time...
CMS NewsMonitor Employment Law - Episode 16