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International Expertise


We have brought together the specialist knowledge of over 280 employment law experts, based in locations both within Europe and beyond, to create our CMS Employment & Pensions Practice Group. This group enables an ongoing exchange of expertise and knowledge across national borders.

Our clients thus benefit from international advice and the very highest level of service.

In our publications for clients and other interested parties, we regularly address subjects relating to international employment law aspects.

A one-stop service for all your advice needs

In line with our full-service philosophy, we offer legal and strategic advice from a single source. Experienced CMS lawyers resolve your legal issues on an interdisciplinary and cross-border basis.

You benefit from a fixed contact at all times. This person coordinates all the activities undertaken by CMS in relation to your matter and will do so worldwide if necessary.

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June 2020
Coronavir­us crisis and em­ploy­ment law – use­ful in­form­a­tion
In the fol­low­ing we provide you with a set of build­ing blocks that may help you to find your way out of the crisis. In ad­di­tion to an­swers to gen­er­al ques­tions re­lat­ing to em­ploy­ment law, you will find valu­able in­form­a­tion on oc­cu­pa­tion­al health and safet
CMS ad­vises STRA­BAG on suc­cess­ful agree­ment with ISS on trans­fer of more...
Co­logne – STRA­BAG Prop­erty and Fa­cil­ity Ser­vices GmbH (STRA­BAG PFS) has signed an agree­ment with ISS Fa­cil­ity Ser­vices Hold­ing GmbH (ISS) re­gard­ing the con­tin­ued em­ploy­ment of more than 3,000 work­ers. The agree­ment relates to the change in fa­cil­ity man­age
March 2018
2018 Threshold Val­ues in La­bour Law
Zahlreiche Rechte und Pf­licht­en eines Arbeit­ge­bers sind un­mit­tel­bar an die An­zahl der Mit­arbeit­er gekop­pelt....
February 2018
Em­ploy­ment Law – good to know …
The sub­ject of data pri­vacy pro­tec­tion is rap­idly be­com­ing a cent­ral com­pli­ance is­sue that com­pan­ies can no longer af­ford to ig­nore...
August 2017
Ger­man cor­por­ate code­termin­a­tion with­stands ECJ scru­tiny
Since the Ber­lin High­er Re­gion­al Court had re­ferred the ques­tion to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Oc­to­ber 2015 of wheth­er it was com­pat­ible with EU law reg­u­la­tions that only the work­ers em­ployed in Ger­many are eli­gible to par­ti­cip­ate in the elect
January 2017
Em­ploy­ment law – in brief …
At the be­gin­ning of the year, the Bundeskabin­ett (Ger-man fed­er­al cab­in­et) passed the "Act on ad­van­cing the trans­par­ency of re­mu­ner­a­tion between wo­men and men" (Trans­par­ency of Re­mu­ner­a­tion Act (En­t­gelt-trans­par­en­zge­setz –En­t­gTransG))...
JUVE Awards 2016: CMS Ger­many is Law Firm of the Year for Em­ploy­ment and...
CMS Ger­many has won the JUVE Award "Law Firm of the Year for Em­ploy­ment". JUVE, the in­dustry magazine for com­mer­cial law­yers, se­lects firms with out­stand­ing achieve­ments in the vari­ous fields of leg­al ad­vice dur­ing the year. It then hon­ours these firms at
October 2016
Ger­man code­termin­a­tion un­der scru­tiny
Status of court pro­ceed­ings con­cern­ing the com­pat­ib­il­ity of Ger­man cor­por­ate code­termin­a­tion with EU law...
CMS ad­vises own­ers of Hanse Orga Group on in­vest­ment by Wa­ter­land
Private equity in­vestor Wa­ter­land has taken a stake in fin­an­cial soft­ware spe­cial­ist Hanse Orga. An in­vest­ment agree­ment to that ef­fect has been signed between the hold­ing com­pany owned by the Lindemann fam­ily and Wa­ter­land...
Em­ploy­ment law – in brief …
In a cur­rent rul­ing (judg­ment of 24 Au­gust 2016 – 5 AZR 703/15, not yet pub­lished), the Ger­man Fed­er­al La­bour Court de­clared a pre­clu­sion peri­od clause in­val­id be­cause it in­cluded a ref­er­ence to the en­ti­tle­ment to min­im­um re­mu­ner­a­tion un­der the Act on the
21 September 2016
Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment cat­egory: CMS Ger­many wins PMN Man­age­ment Award 2016
CMS Ger­many has taken first place in the Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment cat­egory at the 8th PMN Man­age­ment Awards. Thomas Glaes­mann, man­aging part­ner of CMS in Duessel­dorf, ac­cep­ted the award at the PMN Award Gala in Frank­furt. The award re­cog­nises the in­nov­at­ive "
Qvest Me­dia gains new ma­jor­ity own­er with CMS sup­port
CMS has ad­vised the share­hold­ers in the Qvest Me­dia Group on the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake to in­vest­ment com­pany RAG-Stif­tung Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft.