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Neil Yeats

Neil Yeats

Senior Associate
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Germany
Languages German, English

Neil Yeats advises German and international companies on individual and collective employment law matters as well as on service agreements. His practice particularly focuses on the conclusion and termination of employment contracts and he also advises on staff adjustment measures and restructurings.

Neil joined CMS in 2016.

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Education


  • 2016: Second state examination in law in Berlin
  • 2014 - 2016: Trainee lawyer in Berlin, including, amongst others, at CMS Hasche Sigle
  • 2013: First state examination in law at Freie Universität Berlin (graduated as best in class)
  • Law studies at Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Birmingham, UK
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Publications


  • "Anforderungen an eine wirksame Projektbefristung – Abgrenzung zu Daueraufgaben"; Der Betrieb 2019, 1271, co author Verena Oechslen
  • "Kein Zurückbehaltungsrecht bei fehlender Mitwirkung an Lohnnachberechnung"; Der Betrieb 2019, co author Verena Oechslen
  • "Darlegungs- und Beweislast für den Zugang einer E-Mail beim Arbeitnehmer"; Der Betrieb 2018, co author Verena Oechslen
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15/12/2020
CMS ad­vises soft­ware start-up Val­uedesk on seed fin­an­cing round
Ber­lin – Biele­feld-based start-up Val­uedesk GmbH, which of­fers com­pan­ies a soft­ware solu­tion for cost-sav­ing man­age­ment, has suc­cess­fully raised start­ing cap­it­al as part of a seed round of fin­an­cing...
24/03/2020
CMS ad­vises Ber­lin-based SME private equity fund Flex Cap­it­al on first...
Ber­lin – Flex Cap­it­al, a private equity fund launched by a num­ber of in­vestors and founders from the Ger­man start-up scene, has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Biele­feld-based QR code spe­cial­ist Egod­it­or...
19/02/2020
CMS ad­vises bid­der con­sor­ti­um formed by x+bricks and SCP on suc­cess­ful...
Düs­sel­dorf – Mad­rid Ac­qui-Co GP GmbH, a joint ven­ture between x+bricks AG and SCP Group S.à r.l., has ac­quired the en­tire real,- Group from Metro AG. The con­sor­ti­um is ac­quir­ing the en­tire op­er­a­tion­al...
March 2019
No auto­mat­ic lapse of leave en­ti­tle­ment – What em­ploy­ers should pay at­ten­tion...
It of­ten hap­pens that em­ploy­ees do not claim their full leave en­ti­tle­ment dur­ing the cur­rent cal­en­dar year, be it due to an un­ex­pec­ted peak in de­mand at the end of the year or simply be­cause they would...
15 November 2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of Compo Ex­pert
Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from XIO group...
06/09/2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT
Ber­lin – Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from...
25/09/2016
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...