Labour law / Maritime labour law

LEBUHN & PUCHTA advises employers on all essential aspects of labour law and maritime labour law. This encompasses the drafting of employment contracts including their social security and tax provisions. We advise clients in matters of transfer of undertakings and on the labour law implications of changes in corporate structures. We also advise clients in connection with the termination of employment contracts and represent clients in dismissal proceedings.

Selected Cases

  • We have represented a client in front of courts across Germany in numerous proceedings flowing from the closure of the client’s branch offices.
  • We have advised a purchaser of a large German-registered passenger vessel on the issue whether the purchase of the vessel operated as a transfer of undertaking.
  • We have advised a client on employment issues which arise when a company with a works council decides to absorb a company without a works council.
  • We have advised a German shipowner on social security law issues affecting the crew arising from the flagging out of the vessel.