Patricia Jares advises German and international clients on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, with a focus on (insolvency-related) restructuring and outsourcing measures and related strategic advice. In this context, she negotiates collective agreements, transition and restructuring agreements as well as reconciliations of interests and social compensation plans with unions and employee representatives. Alongside co-determination questions and issues related to SE (Societas Europaea) works councils and the European Works Council, Patricia’s special areas of expertise include cross-border reorganisation processes, such as the formation of SEs or SCEs (European Cooperative Societies) including the related employee participation process. She also focuses on advising companies from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Patricia joined our Cologne office as associate in 2012 and was made prinicipal counsel in 2020. In 2019, she was seconded to the employment team in the group legal department of a world’s leading professional services company in the areas of risk, strategy and people in New York. She is also co-head of the “Transactional Employment Law & Co-determination” excellence cluster within the firm’s employment law practice and a member of the CEE German Desk. Patricia started her legal career with the legal department of a globally leading US sports and media company.