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International Employment & Pensions Lawyers

For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions. Yet from executive contracts and equal opportunities to restructurings, transfer of business issues and restrictive covenants, employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory. European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team. Our 280-strong group of sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis. Please get in touch with one of our experts which you can find below.

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Martina Hidalgo
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law) | Head of Labor, Employment & Pensions, CMS Germany
Germany, Munich
Martina Hidalgo specialises in labor and employment law, including corresponding social security matters. She in particular handles employment aspects of transactions and restructurings as well as the...
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Alistair Hill
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
A partner in the CMS Pensions practice, Alistair Hill has focused on UK pension schemes, products and regulation since first specialising in 1991. He practices both as an English and as a Scottish solicitor...
Andreas Hofelich
Dr. Andreas Hofelich
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)
Germany, Cologne
Andreas Hofelich focuses on advising German and international companies on all aspects of occupational pension schemes. He has long-standing experience in launching, modifying and closing such pension...
Christophe Huet
Avocat Associé
Russia, Moscow
Christophe’s practice covers employment and immigration law, commercial law, and intellectual property. For more than 20 years he has been advising international companies on developing corporate staff...
Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins
United Kingdom, London
Mark Jenkins is a Partner in the Pensions Team. Mark has extensive experience advising employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions law, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious issues...
Christopher Jordan
Dr. Christopher Jordan
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law) | Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group
Germany, Cologne
Christopher Jordan advises German and international companies on all labor and employment law matters that arise in the context of restructurings, outsourcing projects and operational changes, such as...
Daniel Kinzer
Switzerland, Geneva
Daniel Kinzer advises and defends businesses and individuals in regards to contentious matters in the areas of criminal law, economic criminal law, administrative criminal law, contractual and financial...
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Andreas Köhler
Co-Head of CEE German Practice
Hungary, Budapest
Andreas Köhler is German and Hungarian qualified partner and Co-Head of CEE German Practice for Central and Eastern Europe.Andreas brings over 15 years of experience from the CEE region and has led on...
Dr. Maximilian Koschker, LL.M. (University of Auckland)
Germany, Stuttgart
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”...
Katja van Kranenburg - Hanspians
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Katja heads the Employment Group and the Technology, Media & Communications Sector Group of CMS in the Netherlands. As an employment lawyer, she advises (international) companies about high profile...