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.

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  • 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

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2020 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Employment Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019


Specialist Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law, 2011
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Exam, 2005
University of Bochum, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2004
University of Bochum, First State Exam, 2001


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Dr. Gudrun Germakowski

Insights & Events / Media

Unternehmeredition / January 8, 2018

Unternehmeredition, Issue 6 / December 2017

Luchterhand Verlag / July 17, 2017

AÜG Comment to the Law on Temporary Work, 3nd Edition

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / March 27, 2017

Unternehmeredition „Steuern & Recht" (Germany) / March 2017

Düsseldorf, Germany / McDermott Event / March 22, 2017

Unternehmeredition (Germany) / March, 2017

Handelsblatt Supplement "Initiativbanking" (Germany) / February 25, 2016

Unternehmeredition "Personal, Strategie" / October 2015

Escape From The Collective Agreement

Handelsblatt Rechtsboard / March 2, 2015

Garnishment Dilemma Among Shift Workers

Handelsblatt - Rechtsboard / October 23, 2014

Differentiation of Leave Entitlement Regarding the Age