Dr. Gudrun Germakowski - McDermott Will & Emery


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 – 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020


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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