Major practice areas

Employment law

Dealing with employment law issues requires intensive professional specialization, and the material needs to be handled sensitively. Therefore both national and international clients value our experience in this field. They benefit from the personal commitment shown by our teams, and the direct involvement of the partner responsible.

BMT advises and represents both private and public employers in all areas of individual and collective employment law. Our clients include managing directors and executives, as well as board members.

By providing consultancy that demonstrates foresight, we seek to avoid conflict situations before they arise. BMT is happy to draft comprehensive agreements between employers and employees. We are also experienced in terminating agreements, including conducting any litigation which may prove necessary. Our consultancy services are directed towards both companies and top executives – for instance, we draft and negotiate termination agreements.

Supervisory boards, works councils and trade unions

Supervisory boards, works councils and trade unions

BMT assists domestic and foreign companies in daily dealings with works councils and public administration staff councils, as well as before conciliation committees. We negotiate works contracts and collective wage agreements for our clients, and in situations where industrial disputes arise we stand by and enforce our clients' rights in judicial disputes. We have particular experience in handling issues in the field of co-determination in the company.

Restructuring and reorganisation

Restructuring and reorganisation

Should there be any impending changes in the company, BMT offers comprehensive advice concerning transfers of undertakings, relocations of business and closures, as well as advising in cases where staff cuts are required. We take on the negotiations with works councils and trade unions, for example wen negotiating reconciliations of interests and redundancy programmes. Profound specialised knowledge – including special cases – is the hallmark of our work. That means that we also find solutions to especially difficult questions of employment law.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment

These days the functions of employment law go far beyond the law on protection against dismissal, works council constitution law and collective bargaining law. We often assist clients in introducing new remuneration systems or systems for agreeing on objectives. Introducing flexitime or developing new ways to motivate employees form further fields of application that we cover. BMT stands for individual, solution-orientated legal advice – with tangible answers to complex employment law issues.