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Dr. Tobias Polloczek

Partner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Germany
Languages German, English

Tobias Polloczek advises German and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, with a particular focus on reorganizations, transactions and compliance issues. He provides day-to-day advice on all of these matters, often in the context of restructurings and insolvencies. Besides, Tobias is particularly experienced advising his clients on the varied employment law consequences of cross-border projects as well as on EU-related employment aspects. He is Co-Head of the firm's cluster of excellence "Restructuring and insolvency" and member of the firm's cluster of "Financial institutions".

Tobias joined CMS in 2006 and has been a partner since 2014. In 2011, he was seconded to Marsh and McLennan Companies in New York.

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Memberships & Roles


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Fellow of the Institute for International and Comparative Law, Plano/Texas
  • World Law Group
  • Member of Human Resource Law Committee
  • The Center of American and International Law
  • Frankfurt Bar Association
  • Frankfurt Lawyers' Association
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Publications


  • "No restriction of entrepreneurial freedom of organization by § 164 IV SBG IX" Neue Zeitschrift für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht (NZI) 2019, issue 23, 927
  • "Insolvenzarbeitsrecht - one more thing!", in: Heinrich, Christian (Ed.): "Krisen im Aufschwung, Neues zur Restrukturierung, Sanierung und Insolvenz von Unternehmen", p. 49-71, Nomos, 2019
  • Employment Law, Doing Business in Europe, 2019, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • Increase of risk in the event of a transfer of busniess during insolvency? Liability oft he purchaser and the PSV for pension entitlements under the law of the European Union, Neue Zeitschrift für Insolvenz- und Sanieriungsrecht (NZI) 2019, 65 ff., (together with Michael Rein)
  • Employment Law, Doing Business in Europe, 2017, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • Arbeitsrechtliche Praxis - Nachschlagewerk des Bundesarbeitsgerichts, BetrVG 1972 § 77 Nr. 105, Anmerkung zu BAG vom 05.03.2013, 1 AZR 417/12
  • Withdrawal of right to company car - how else can this be done?, DStR 2011, p. 1764 ff
  • Keine Nutzungsausfallentschädigung bei Rückforderung eines Dienstwagens nach Ablauf der Entgeltfortzahlungsverpflichtung, Kommentar zu BAG vom 14.12.2010, DB 2011, M 12 (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • Arbeitsrechtliche Praxis - Nachschlagewerk des Bundesarbeitsgerichts, Anmerkung zu § 7 AGG Nr. 1 (BAG vom 13.10.2009), C.H.Beck 2011, p. 1321-1323
  • "Ohne Entlassungen durch die Krise? – Initiativrecht Kurzarbeit versus freie Unternehmerentscheidung", BB 2010, p. 2173 ff, (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • "Haftung des Konzerns beim Sozialplan - Alle in einem Boot?", Form + Werkzeug, Juni 2010, p. 18, (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • "Sozialplandotierung im Konzern – Adieu Berechnungsdurchgriff?", DStR 2010, p. 1481 ff, (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
  • Employment Law, Doing Business in Germany, Sweet & Maxwell 2010
  • Entscheidungsbesprechung zu BAG v. 20.02.2008 - 10 AZR 125/07, BB 2008, p. 1291
  • Die Auswirkungen des neuen Passivrauchgesetzes auf das Rauchen im Betrieb, BB 2008, p. 1114 ff
  • Altersdiskriminierung im Licht des Europarechts, Nomos-Verlag 2008
  • "No Harm in Making a Complaint" - The Complaints Procedure Pursuant to §§ 84 and 85 of the Works Council Constitution Act", Bloomberg European Business Law Review 2008, p. 176 ff
  • Entscheidungsbesprechung zu LAG Berlin-Brandenburg v. 24.07.2007 - 7 Sa 561/07, BB 2008, p. 283 f
  • "Man kann sich ja mal beschweren" - die Beschwerdeverfahren nach den §§ 84, 85 BetrVG, BB 2008, p. 1730 ff
  • Psychische Belastungen am Arbeitsplatz als "Gesundheitsschutz" - Mitbestimmungsrechte des Betriebsrats nach § 87 Abs. 1 Nr. 7 BetrVG?, BB 2007, p. 2401 ff, (together with Antje-Kathrin Uhl)
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Lectures list


  • Grundzüge des kollektiven Arbeitsrechts, Vorlesungen im Spring Term 2021, LAW Kollektives Arbeitsrecht, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Wiesbaden
  • "Deep dive" arbeitsrechtliche Restrukturierung Die Massenentlassung - Anforderungen an das Konsultations- und Anzeigeverfahren, Webinar-Reihe, Frankfurt, 2021-04-14, zusammen mit Dr. Boris Alles
  • If short-time work is not sufficient – Restructuring options in times of Corona, Webinar, Frankfurt, 27.10.2020
  • If short-time work is not sufficient – Restructuring options in times of Corona, Webinar, Frankfurt, 26.05.2020
  • Working time – what counts and what will be paid? BVAU Regionalgruppe Mitte, Frankfurt, 07.02.2019
  • Insolvency-related employment and labor law: one more thing! Symposium insolvency, employment and labor law, 14/15.06.2018, Katholische Universität Eichstätt Ingolstadt, professorial chair of civil law, civil procedure law and insolvency law, Ingolstadt
  • Works council participation: jurisdictional issues and definition problems, BVAU Regionalgruppe Mitte, Frankfurt, 19.03.2018
  • Zukunft der Arbeit -in (T)Raum und Zeit flexibel?, 16. CMS Arbeitsrechtskongress, 16.05.2017, Frankfurt
  • "Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA)", Seminar, Studiengang General Management, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 22.07.2016
  • "Fremdpersonaleinsatz in Unternehmen - Inhalt und Auswirkungen der aktuellen Gesetzesvorhaben", BVAU Regionalgruppe Mitte, Frankfurt, 19.07.2016
  • "Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA)", Seminar, Studiengang General Management, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 11.03.2016
  • Focus on current case law, BVAU Regional Group Central, Frankfurt, 16.10.2014.
  • Labor law issues in corporate transactions in crisis and insolvency, Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Frankfurt, 01.12.2015
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 68, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 17./18.10.2014
  • Current case law of the European Court of Justice and its impact on German labor law, 13. CMS-Arbeitsrechtskongress, 03.06.2014, Frankfurt
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 66, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 06./07.03.2014
  • Keynote speech on employment flexibility options, BVAU Regional Group Central, Frankfurt, 30.01.2014
  • Focus on deployment of external personell – temporary work and work contracts, client seminar, Frankfurt, 27.11.2013
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 64, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 14./15.11.2013
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 63, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 08./09.08.2013
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 61, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 06./07.06.2013
  • Options with regard to the reduction in workforce – Transfer Company, Frankfurt, 21.02.2013
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 60, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 25./26.01.2013
  • Internal investigations, employment law possibilities and difficulties, client seminar, Frankfurt, 11.10.2012
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 54, Steinbeis University, Stuttgart, 16./17.12.2011
  • Health and safety at work - legal background, Inhouse training, 22.11.2011
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives (LFFA), WO 53, Steinbeis University, Herrenberg, 04./05.11.2011
  • "European Employment Law", Marsh and McLennan Global HR training (Webinar), New York, 09.03.2011
  • "Hot topics in European Labor Law", Mercer ORC Network, New York, 10.02.2011
  • "How to come out of the crisis with the best employees - ten steps towards the best possible choice for redundancy on grounds of social criteria", client seminar, Stuttgart, 12.05.2010
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Education


  • 2005: Second state examination in law
  • 2005: Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Scheuing (Jean Monnet Chair for EU Law, Foreign Public Law and International Law), University of Wuerzburg
  • 2003: Graduated as "Europajurist" after completing a complementary study course in EU law
  • 2003: First state examination in law
  • 1997 - 2003: Law studies in Wuerzburg and Salamanca
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18/01/2022
Series B fin­an­cing round: CMS ad­vises US tech com­pany Bruker Cor­por­a­tion...
Frank­furt/Main – PreO­m­ics GmbH, which is headquartered in Mar­tin­sried near Mu­nich, has raised EUR 13.5 mil­lion in a Series B round of fin­an­cing from Bruker Cor­por­a­tion, a NAS­DAQ-lis­ted US tech com­pany...
03/12/2021
CMS ad­vises busi­ness fam­ily on sale of DE­TAX Group to private equity in­vestor...
Frank­furt/Main – DE­TAX, a spe­cial­ist in poly­mer ma­ter­i­als for med­ic­al use and a lead­ing pro­vider of bio-com­pat­ible sil­ic­ones and light-cur­ing 3D res­ins for dent­al and au­dio med­ic­al ap­plic­a­tions, has...
29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vises AP­COA Park­ing on suc­cess­ful EUR 685 mil­lion...
Ber­lin – AP­COA Park­ing, a lead­ing European park­ing op­er­at­or, placed a seni­or se­cured notes of­fer­ing of EUR 320 mil­lion of fixed-rate seni­or se­cured notes due in 2027 and EUR 365 mil­lion of float­ing...
29/07/2021
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vises AP­COA Park­ing on suc­cess­ful EUR 685 mil­lion...
Ber­lin – AP­COA Park­ing, a lead­ing European park­ing op­er­at­or, placed a seni­or se­cured notes of­fer­ing of EUR 320 mil­lion of fixed-rate seni­or se­cured notes due in 2027 and EUR 365 mil­lion of float­ing...
18/06/2021
CMS ad­vises frozen food spe­cial­ist GETI WIL­BA on ac­quis­i­tion of apetito...
Ber­lin – GETI WIL­BA Hold­ing, a com­pany spe­cial­ising in frozen products, has ac­quired the busi­ness op­er­a­tions of apetito con­veni­ence AG & Co. KG. The buy­er is a port­fo­lio com­pany of equity fund CMP Ger­man...
03/02/2021
CMS ad­vises in­sur­ance broker Ec­cle­sia on ac­quis­i­tion of stake in Liva Part­ners...
Frank­furt/Main – Det­mold-based in­sur­ance broker Ec­cle­sia has ac­quired a stake in Liva Part­ners Ltd., a spe­cial­ist broker with of­fices in Lon­don. This move en­ables the Ec­cle­sia Group to ex­pand its ex­pert­ise...
28/01/2021
CMS ad­vises hold­ing com­pany K. & B. Pa­per­tex on sale of three com­pan­ies...
Frank­furt/Main – K. & B. Pa­per­tex Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH, based in Karl­stein am Main, has sold its three sub­si­di­ar­ies MDV Papi­er- und Kun­st­stoffveredelung GmbH (Karl­stein), Re­ise­witz Beschich­tungs­gesell­schaft...
16/09/2020
CMS ad­vises Det­mold based Ec­cle­sia Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity...
Frank­furt am Main - The Det­mold based Ec­cle­sia Group be­comes ma­jor­ity share­hold­er of the Schunck Group, a Europe-wide op­er­at­ing spe­cial­ist broker for the lo­gist­ics in­dustry. The Ec­cle­sia Group plans to...
07/10/2019
CMS ad­vises on sale of semi­con­duct­or spe­cial­ist Cre­at­ive Chips to Dia­log...
Frank­furt/Main – MDAX-lis­ted Dia­log Semi­con­duct­or plc has ac­quired Ger­man semi­con­duct­or man­u­fac­turer Cre­at­ive Chips GmbH from the pre­vi­ous share­hold­ers. Clos­ing of the trans­ac­tion is sched­uled for the...
24/09/2019
CMS ad­vises Al­ligator Vent­il­fab­rik on sale of as­sets to Weg­mann Auto­mot­ive
Mu­nich – Al­ligator Vent­il­fab­rik GmbH has sold a sub­stan­tial set of as­sets to Weg­mann Auto­mot­ive GmbH. The trans­ac­tion in­cluded the equity in­terest in a joint ven­ture in South Korea and the ac­quis­i­tion...
06/09/2019
CMS ad­vises in­dus­tri­al hold­ing com­pany Armira on in­vest­ment in chil­dren’s...
Frank­furt a. M./Stut­tgart – Mu­nich-based in­dus­tri­al hold­ing com­pany Armira and oth­er in­vestors in­clud­ing the Strüng­mann fam­ily have taken a stake in Box­ine GmbH, a pro­du­cer and dis­trib­ut­or of au­dio...
18/05/2017
Deutsche Beteili­gungs AG ad­vised by CMS on selling its shares in ProXES...
Frank­furt/Main – Private equity firm Deutsche Beteili­gungs AG (DBAG) and its DBAG Fund V are ex­it­ing their in­vest­ment in the ProXES Group, a lead­ing pro­vider of pro­cess tech­no­logy to the food in­dustry...