Partner *Düsseldorf, Munich
Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht), heads Orrick’s German Employment Practice. With around ten years of international experience, André is well-versed in restructuring and headcount reduction, employment aspects of M&A transactions, and employment related litigation.
André works closely with our clients' in house counsel, management and human resources to ensure business-savvy and goal-oriented advice that meets the needs of our clients' industry sector and entrepreneurial culture.
André advises companies on a wide range of HR legal matters, including hiring and discrimination concerns, reclassifications risks, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment issues, HR data privacy compliance, roll out of employee handbooks and policies, performance management and terminations with a special sector focus on technology companies. Most recently, André has advised technology companies such as AppAnnie, Facebook, Flexera, Github, NVIDIA, Optimizely, Sabre, Sensata Technologies, Snap, Splunk, The Trade Desk and Visa on various employment matters in Germany.
A particular focus of his practice is on restructuring, outsourcing and headcount reductions. André has a long-standing experience in negotiating with works councils and unions and in restructuring measures of all kind. He is an acknowledged specialist in employing third-party personnel, especially through temporary agency work.
André is a core member of our global employment practice consisting of 70 specialized employment lawyers and world leading practices in our offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, offering the highest level of employment advice in all major jurisdictions. Our well-established teamwork across offices
ensures international advice in employment law in our clients' cross-border projects.
André regularly speaks and publishes on his specialist subjects. He is a permanent member of the team of authors of the professional magazines „ArbR – Arbeitsrecht Aktuell“ and „juris PraxisReport Arbeitsrecht“.
Ongoing/Day-to-Day Employment Advice