Dr. Gudrun Germakowski advises on all individual and collective aspects of labor and employment law. She focuses her practice on counseling in the field of complex severance processes and in negotiating with employee representatives (works councils and unions) in individual and restructuring projects. Gudrun also concentrates on advising clients in relation to contract design, with a particular emphasis on international assignment of employees, as well as developing and implementing compensation systems and company car arrangements.
Gudrun served her legal clerkship in the circuit of the Higher Regional Court Hamm. From 2001 to 2004, she was a scientific officer to Professor Dr. Wank at the Institute for Civil Law, Commercial and Labor Law at the University of Bochum. During this time, she lectured and led seminars in the area of labor and employment law. Together with Dr. Sandra Urban-Crell, she co-authors a commentary on temporary employment. Gudrun is a certified employment law specialist (Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht).
Represented owner Oliver Karrié on the sale of all his shares in KBS Infra GmbH and its subsidiaries (“KBS Group”) to Cramo AG (“Cramo”)
Developing, negotiating and closing of collective bargaining agreement with IG Metall, the world largest Union with more than two million members, to avoid granting tariff increases to employees who refused to agree on a two-year increase of working hours without wage adjustment
Closing of diverting collective bargaining agreement (tariff agreement on restructuring) with IG Metall on employees contributions to investments on the part of the employer
Reaching a court decision on the termination of an employment contract against a payment of €20,000 after the employee had refused to agree on a settlement agreement proposal that was submitted by the employer and providing for approximately €300,000 severance
Specialist Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law, 2011
Cour d’appel, Düsseldorf, deuxième examen d’État, 2005
University of Bochum, doctorat en droit, 2004
University of Bochum, premier examen d’État, 2001
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