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Dr. Maximilian Koschker, LL.M. (University of Auckland)

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Germany
Languages German, English

Maximilian Koschker advises companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, with a focus on the challenges of the modern working world and advancing digitalisation (“Work 4.0”, “New Work”). This covers mobile working and working from home including modern working hours, use of outside personnel, legal issues related to the use of a company’s IT infrastructure as well as employee data protection but also the challenges of a globally mobile workforce. Maximilian often advises international clients from Europe and further afield.

Maximilian joined CMS in 2011 and has been a partner since 2021. He is co-head of the firm’s excellence cluster “Digitalisation & Data Protection”, the main contact for all employment law questions within the “CMS Expat Desk” in Germany and a lecturer for employment law at Steinbeis International School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) in Berlin. Maximilian regularly publishes in legal journals and speaks on current employment law topics.

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Kanzleimonitor 2017, 2018

Education


  • 2015: PhD; thesis on German Works Constitution Act under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frank Maschmann, University of Regensburg
  • 2011: Second state examination in law
  • 2009 - 2011: Trainee lawyer at Hechingen Regional Court
  • LL.M. with a specialisation in commercial law at the University of Auckland
  • 2008: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Wuerzburg and the University of Tuebingen
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Publications


  • Personalwirtschaft "Kein digitaler Durchbruch", Berichterstattung mit Zitaten von Dr. Maximilian Koschker sowie Nennung von CMS, March 2021
  • Gesetzesentwurf zum Krankenschein per Video – was bedeutet das für Arbeitgeber? - SERVICE - Kurz gefragt Krankheit, Gesetzgebung | Fachartikel | Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht - Personal | Praxis | Recht (arbeit-und-arbeitsrecht.de) (more)
  • Krankenschein per Video – das müssen Arbeitgeber beachten, Gastbeitrag für den Human Resources Manager (www.humanresourcesmanager.de), released on 14. December 2020
  • Krankschreibung per Video soll dauerhaft bleiben, Wortbeiträge für den Staatsanzeiger Baden-Württemberg, released on 11. December 2020
  • Videokrankschreibung auch nach Corona – mit Risiken und Nebenwirkungen, Gastbeitrag für Legal Tribune Online (www.lto.de), released on 8. December 2020
  • "EU auto industry turns to 'acquisition and hiring' to build competitive workforces", Beitrag bei Law-Now, released on 31. October 2019 (together with Dr Sabina Krispenz)
  • Abschnitt "Private use of company devices (internet, e-mail, smart and mobile phones) and BYOD" im Sammelbeitrag "Technology in the workplace – an overview of employment law issues in Europe", erschienen am 3. January 2019 bei CMS Law-Now (together with Andrea Červenková, Vincent Delage und Titrite Baamouche)
  • "So müssen Mittelständler ab sofort ihre Geschäftsgeheimnisse schützen", Gastbeitrag für das Fachmagazin Markt und Mittelstand (www.marktundmittelstand.de), online erschienen am 30. November 2018 (together with Alexander Leister)
  • "BYOD – Jeder bringt was mit", Wortbeiträge und Zitate für das Praxismagazin unternehmensjurist, Heft 5/2018, p. 34 ff. (together with Andreas Josupeit)
  • "Branchenzuschläge in der Zeitarbeit - ungeklärte Fragen und neue Probleme", Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht (NZA) 2018, 755, Jg. 2018 (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Acqui-Hire" – Transaktionsberatung in einem gewandelten Umfeld, article in the study "Legal Management of Innovation", published by CMS and Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen e.V. (BUJ), 16 February 2018, p. 212 et seqq. (together with Dr Maximilian Grub and Dr Sabina Krispenz)
  • Manual Chapter "Co-determination on remuneration" in: Maschmann (ed.), Total Compensation – Manual on remuneration, p. 261-286, Deutscher Fachverlag, 1. Edition 2017
  • "Mitbestimmung bei der Entgeltgestaltung – Verteilungsgerechtigkeit durch Verfahren", Nomos publishing company, Baden-Baden 2015 (Dissertation University of Regensburg)
  • "Employment & Labour Law in Germany", chapter in legal handbook "International Business Law", published by Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE), 1st edition 2015, p. 421 et seqq. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Bedingt zukunftstauglich", essay in Human Resources Manager, Issue no. 4/2015, p. 96 et seqq. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Die Auftraggeberhaftung des MiLoG als Herausforderung für die Corporate Compliance", legal essay in Compliance-Berater, Issue no. 8/2015, p. 269 et seqq.
  • "Industrie 4.0 – wir brauchen ein neues Arbeitsrecht", guest commentary for WirtschaftsWoche Online, published on 6th July 2015 (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Einseitige Regelungen auf dem Prüfstand - Grenzen von Jeweiligkeitsklauseln", Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht (AuA) 2015, p. 92 ff. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Security-Checks sind Arbeitszeit", Kurzkommentar in Lebensmittelzeitung, Heft 51/2014, p. 34 (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • Social Media Guidelines: "Chancen und Risiken des Mitmach-Webs im Betrieb verbindlich regeln", BetriebsBerater (BB) 2013, p. 2229 ff. (co-author)
  • "Befristungsrecht in ständiger Bewegung", Rechtsessay, Human Resources Manager Heft 3/2013, p. 96 ff. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Herausforderung demographischer Wandel: Wie Unternehmen erfahrenes Personal langfristig halten", Impulse.de, published on 23 April 2013 (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "War for Talents: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Personalrecruitings", Impulse.de, published on 7 March 2013 (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Burn-Out: Mitarbeiter haben Anspruch auf Vorsorge", lead-digital.de, published on 28 February 2013, (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • "Eine für alle": kurze Ausschlussfrist des § 15 Abs. 4 AGG gilt auch für konkurrierende Anspruchsgrundlagen, BB-Kommentar, BetriebsBerater (BB) 2012, p. 3210
  • Flexibilisierung von Bonusregelungen – eine unlösbare Aufgabe? Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht (NZA) 2012, p. 1071 ff. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
  • Vergütungssysteme auf dem Prüfstand – neue aufsichtsrechtliche Anforderungen für Banken und Versicherungen, BetriebsBerater (BB) 2011, p. 120 ff. (together with Dr Oliver Simon)
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Lectures list


  • Data protection, working from home and the protection of business secrets, working from abroad, webinar series "What employers need to know about mobile working and working from home - Part I - III", Stuttgart (webinar in German), 17.02.2021
  • Big data and data protection – legal limits in HR work, online lecture in the framework of the 38th HR Fitness Club on 07.10.2020
  • Bridges and Walls: How can German Companies Send Employees to the U.S. in This Time of Travel and Visa Bans?, online lecture in the framework of an AmCham Germany Expert Briefing, online, 28.09.2020
  • New protection for trade secrets: problems everywhere, lecture at the CMS Compliance Forum 2019 in Frankfurt, 05.11.2019
  • The German Trade Secrets Act from an employment law perspective, CMS Stuttgart, 08.10.2019
  • Codetermination in health and safety issues, 18th CMS Employment Law Congress, 21.05.2019
  • "The New Protection of Business Secrets Act", presentation at the Stuttgart/Württemberg meeting of the German Association of Corporate Lawyers, Stuttgart, 23.05.2019 (together with Alexander Leister)
  • "Working time – what counts, what's paid?", lecture at the 9th meeting of the BVAU's "International employment law" interest group, 19.11.2018, Frankfurt am Main
  • "Works council and data protection", lecture at the "Data protection in the workplace Part 2" BVAU Roadshow, 14.11.2018, Munich
  • "Working time – what counts, what's paid?", lecture at the 18th meeting of the BVAU's south-west regional group, 12.11.2018, Ditzingen
  • "Works council and data protection", lecture at the "Data protection in the workplace Part 2" BVAU Roadshow, 08.11.2018, Düsseldorf
  • "Recruiting 4.0 – between big data and data protection", lecture at the GKV/TecPart annual meeting, 13.09.2018, Heidelberg
  • "New data protection and employment law – what really are the changes?", lecture at the CMS Business Breakfast, 21.03.2018, Stuttgart
  • "Employment law update – what to watch in 2018", lecture at IHK Ulm, 14.11.2017, Ehingen
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