André, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht), heads Orrick’s German Employment Practice. He advises German and international companies in all areas of individual and collective employment law. With around ten years of international experience, André is well-versed in employment aspects of M&A transactions, restructuring and employment related litigation.

The main focus of André's practice include employment aspects of M&A transactions, restructuring, outsourcing and headcount reduction, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment issues, service agreements of managing directors and board members, co-determination of employees at operation and board level, collective bargaining and negotiations with works councils and trade unions and litigation.

André is an acknowledged specialist in employing third-party personnel, especially through temporary agency work. Moreover, he is very experienced in aspects of employment compliance, internal investigations and employee data protection.

  • 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“ (Publishers C.H. Beck) and „juris PraxisReport Arbeitsrecht“. For a full list of publications please see André's LinkedIn profile.

    Before joining Orrick 2015, André worked for several years for other leading international law firms in Frankfurt.

  • André's engagements include employment aspects the following projects and transactions (advice partly before joining Orrick):

    • Hitachi Chemical – Acquisition of ISOLITE, a German thermal insulation manufacturer
    • DBAG – Acquisition of Abbelen Group, a leading German manufacturer of prepared foods
    • DBAG – Investment in radiology group
    • Ardian – Sale of Frostkrone stake to Emeram Capital
    • BIP Investment Partners and LUXEMPART - Acquisition of ARWE Group , a leading European provider of mobility services for car rental and car sharing companies
    • LUXEMPART - Investment in Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe
    • Fagerhult – Acquisition of WE-EF, a globally leading specialist in exterior lighting
    • Quip AG - Acquisition of Kolumbus Personal Management GmbH, a high-growth German temporary employment agency
    • Founders and shareholders of Markenloft GmbH - Sale of Markenloft GmbH to Dentsu Aegis Network
    • TCV - Investment in SuperVista, one of Germany’s largest VC financings of 2016
    • Crelux GmbH - Sale of Crelux GmbH to WuXi AppTec
    • Imagine Easy - Sale of Imagine Easy Solutions to Chegg, Inc.
    • Aesculap AG - Investment in Neuroloop GmbH, one of the largest university spin-offs in Germany
    • Fagerhult - Acquisition of LED Linear GmbH
    • World Triathlon Corporation (Ironman) - Acquisition of Lagardère Sports' endurance division
    • Wickeder Westfalen-Stahl - Sale of the Cold Strip Division
    • Koenig & Bauer AG - Major intra-group restructuring including several spin-offs in order to implement a holding structure
    • EQT - Acquisition of E.I.S. aircraft group, a high-growth aviation solutions provider
    • VR Equitypartner - Acquisition of LEUNA-Tenside GmbH, a market leading German chemical producer
    • Nasdaq-listed global leading provider of printing technology - Restructuring of Germany business by way of spin-off
    • One of Europe's biggest hospital groups - Representation in more than 100 equal pay claims under the German Act on Temporary Agency Work before local and regional labour courts
    • Link Market Services - Acquisition of Deutsche Bank subsidiary registrar services GmbH
    • PATRIZIA Alternative Investments - Acquisition of Bayern LB subsidiary GBW Group for 2,45 bn Euro (one of the biggest real estate deals in 2013 in Germany)
    • AXA LM - Acquisition of international subsidiaries of German run-off company GLOBAL Reinsurance (GLOBAL Re) (formerly Gerling Rückversicherung)
    • Leading global technology company - Acquisition of a company following insolvency including post-acquisition redundancy scenario and representation before court
    • Leading global supplier of medical technology - Advice on restructuring of German subisdiaries
    • Avnet - Acquistion of MSC/Gleichmann Group
    • Finanz Informatik - IT service provider of the German Savings Banks Finance Group (Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe) – Outsourcing IT from leading German Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
    • Tokai Rubber - Acquisition of Anvis Group, a leading national automotive company
    • Leading global technology company - Contribution of Germany business into joint venture with leading global electronic company by way of spin-off
    • Leading global payment services company - Intra-group reorganisation including redundancy scenario in German subsidiary
    • Omega Pharma - Acquisition of pharmaceutical portfolio from GlaxoSmithKline
    • International trading corporation - Implementation of a firmwide code of conduct in Germany including data privacy requirements of whistleblower schemes
    • Commerzbank AG - Advice on employment law aspects of merger with Dresdner Bank AG
    • Leading national IT service provider for banks - Advice on post merger reorganisation
    • Advent International - Advice on intended acquisition of Evonik black carbon business in a bidding process
    • Leading German bank - Advice on challenging first-time works council election
    • Leading global technology company - Merger of German subsidiaries and post-merger redundancy scenario including ca 100 unfair dismissal claims before local and regional labour courts
    • Leading global technology company - Internal fraud investigation including representation in numerous unfair dismissal claims before court up to the Federal Labour Court
    • Various international companies and banks - Review and implementation of employee incentive plans in Germany
    • Leading national asset manager - Advice on outsourcing of property management
    • Private investment funds - Advice on acquisition of leading German automotive company in a bidding process
    • Various private equity firms - Advice on employment and service agreements of executive employees and managing directors