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SCHMITZ KNOTH is known in the area of labour law for experienced representation of corporations in cases of corporate restructuring and negotiations on works agreements, social compensation plans, and collective wage agreements.

We advise and represent companies in all areas of labour law, individual and collective. Support on short call for our clients is provided in close conjunction with our HR contacts and is provided equally target-oriented as the development of perspectives and strategies in the area of HR development in the long term. Our clients choose us for our experience in defending their interests against workers’ councils and unions in matters such as negotiations on works agreements and collective wage agreements, complex restructurings, and the agreement of social compensation plans. In cases in which a non-contentious solution in the interests of our client is not possible, our clients can count on us to enforce their claims in court. Our practice has long-standing experience in litigation before the German labour courts, at trial level, appellate level, and before the Federal Labour Court; this experience allows us to provide our clients with a realistic estimation of their chances to prevail in order to guide them towards the best possible solution.

Furthermore, we act for management in contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to the development of your employment relationship, for example regarding relocations, secondments, bonuses, and profit-sharing schemes, as well as imminent fundamental adjustments. We negotiate termination agreements as well as represent our clients in court in matters regarding dismissal covered by protective provisions or legislation and all other contentious matters in order to enforce their goals.

Our practice also extends to the representation of employees. You can count on our lawyers to act forcefully in your interests; in court, in arbitration, and extrajudicially. For every one of your concerns, we offer you a Fachanwalt as a competent point of contact, whether your dispute relates to a dismissal, termination agreement, severance package, vacation entitlement, illness, leave of absence, working time, relocation, Christmas bonus, other bonuses, or another matter altogether.

Our team, made up from those carrying the title of Fachanwalt and other lawyers experienced in labour law, is at your disposal. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


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We offer legal advice and to represent our clients in front of the German district courts (Amts- and Landgerichte) and the German Courts of Appeal.



provides more than mere legal advice; we understand our task to be your personal advisor, always aiming to create excellent solutions based on common values. Our lawyers always treat clients individually. We act forcefully, but always with far sight, sensibility, and skill.