Anja Mengel

Germany, ALTENBURG

Hans Graf

Switzerland, Graf & Partner

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre

France, MGG Legal

Reinout Prakke

The Netherlands, ARBOR Advocaten

Stephan Altenburg

Germany, ALTENBURG

Anja Mengel

Anja Mengel is a Partner, and founder as well as head of the Berlin office, of  ALTENBURG Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht –  a German boutique law firm which is exclusively specialised in providing Labor and Employment Law counsel to national and international businesses.

Anja, who can represent clients in all German labor courts, has a wealth of experience providing counsel to both private and public entities on all aspects of German and European Employment and Labor law. For example, her practice regularly provides advice on dismissals, benefits and pensions, works councils, trade unions, collective bargaining, data protection, privacy, work visas and secondments, social security, compliance, whistleblowing, investigations, mergers & acquisitions, transfers of business, outsourcing, TUPE, and employment related litigation.

She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in the field of employment and labour law by leading independent international legal guides. In their words:

  • The “very focused and very pragmatic” Anja Mengel specialises in labour law from her base in Berlin. She is best known for representing senior executives and is noted for her many academic contributions, particularly in the area of compliance.”
    – Chambers Europe 2017 
  • We are very pleased,” says a client – and a competitor reports: “very profound and pragmatic”
                         – JUVE 2017
  • Satisfied clients report: “She goes very deep into detail, is very quick in compiling reports and is very informed in Labour Court proceedings. Moreover, she always makes clear business recommendations and has an excellent mode of expression.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2016
  • A competitor says Anja is “very knowledgeable”
                       – JUVE 2016
  • “Anja Mengel is best known for her advice to senior executives. She is an active and highly regarded figure in the German market.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2015
  • A competitor says Anja is a “first-class employment lawyer”
                         – JUVE 2015
  • Anja “is widely regarded as a highly active and experienced employment practitioner.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2014
  • Anja Mengel has “impressive expert know how, very diligent”, a competitor reports
                         – JUVE 2014
  • “Anja Mengel enjoys a strong reputation for employment-related compliance and employee data protection and is increasingly requested by clients …”
                         – JUVE 2013
  • “She’s a very fine lawyer, both technically and personally.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2013

Anja, who has also been recognized in the Expert Guides Women in Business Law Report and Who’s is Who, is regularly recognized as among the top 25 employment attorneys in Germany.

Specific skills:

  • Dismissals: Individual & Collective
  • Employment Litigation
  • Trade Union Negotiations
  • Transfers of Business
  • Transfers of People

Spoken languages:

  • German
  • English

Professional Memberships

  • Deutscher Juristentag e. V. (Board Member)
    – leading German lawyers’ association
  • Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (Member of the Employment Law Committee)
    – Federal German Bar Association
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein e. V. (Member of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance)
    – German Bar Association
  • Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung e. V. (Former Board Member)
    – German –American Lawyers’ Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association

Education:

  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg – Honorary Professor of Law 2017
  • Certified Attorney for Employment & Labor Law 2002
  • Columbia Law School, NY, USA – LL.M 1996
  • University of Cologne, Cologne – Ph.D 1996
  • University of Cologne. Cologne – J.D. 1994
  • University of Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France – French Law Diploma 1992

 

Contact details

ALTENBURG

Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht
Behrenstraße 18
10117 Berlin
Germany

T: +49 30 983 20 81 30
F: +49 30 983 20 81 50

E: a.mengel@altenburg.net
W: www.altenburg.net


Hans Graf

Hans Graf is the Founding Partner and Managing Partner of Graf & Partner – a Swiss boutique law firm based in Zürich, which provides Employment and Labor Law counsel to national and international companies.

Hans has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of Employment and Labor Law matters such as employment contracts, directives, executive contracts, incentive and benefit schemes, individual and collective dismissals, restructurings and reorganisations, as well as representation in court proceedings.

Specific skills:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Individual & Collective Dismissals
  • Restructurings & Reorganizations

Languages:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Chicago Law School – LL.M 1991
  • University of Berne – PhD 1986
  • University of Berne – JD magna cum laude 1984

Contact details

Graf & Partner

Attorneys-at-Law
Seegartenstrasse 2
P.O. Box
CH-8022 Zürich
Switzerland

T: +41 44 221 17 17
F: +41 44 221 19 20

E: graf@grafundpartner.ch
W: www.grafundpartner.ch


Marijke Granier-Guillemarre

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre is the Founding Partner and Managing Partner of MGG Legal – a French boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in Employment and Labor Law.

Marijke advises both national and multinational clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious Employment and Labor Law matters. Her practice is particularly well known for providing counsel on day-to-day employment matters (employment contracts, remuneration, pension plans, life insurance plans, termination) as well as collective employment matters – including working time, employee savings, and relations with staff representative bodies. In addition, Marijke also heads MGG Legal’s newly created German desk.

She is recognized internationally for her work in the field of French employment and labour law by leading international legal guides. In their words:

  • Marijke Granier-Guillemarre demonstrates a “real command of the international environment”
                         – Legal 500 Paris 2016
  • “Everybody agrees on her competence and ability to understand and analyse a problem and then propose a business-oriented solution.”
    “Her professional rigour, responsiveness and proximity to the business world have allowed us to successfully overcome the various legal hurdles that we had to cross.”
    “She is our legal business partner and is highly valued by our legal department.”
    “She thinks with the business in terms of solutions, rather than just throwing legal opinions at us as to what we cannot do”
                         – International Law Office – Client Choice Awards 2014

Marijke has also been recognized for her work by the Expert Guides Women in Business Law report as well as Best Lawyers.

She regularly publishes articles on employment law in addition to giving lectures for Montpellier University’s Employment Relations Practices Masters.

Specific skills:

  • Human Resource Policies
  • Transfers of People
  • Transfers of Business
  • Restructurings & Reorganisation

Spoken languages:

  • French
  • German
  • English

Professional Memberships:

  • AVOSIAL – French Employment Law Working Group
  • ANDRH – French HR Working Group
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Paris Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Montpellier/Paris II – Masters in Employment Law 1997
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne – LLM 1996
  • University of Cologne Germany – LLM 1994

Contact details

MGG Legal

63 bd Haussmann
75008 Paris
France

T: +33 1 83 64 56 42
F: +33 1 83 64 56 41

E: mgg@mgglegal.com
W: www.mgglegal.com


Reinout Prakke

Reinout Prakke is a Founding Partner of ARBOR Advocaten – a boutique law firm exclusively specialized in Dutch Employment and Labor Law.

Reinout has a wealth of experience providing counsel to both national and multinational organisation on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters which may impact their business. In particular, his practice in known for its work advising on reorganisation, also at the international level, as well as employment litigation, and negotiating collective labour agreements. He also acts as a deputy judge at the Den Haag district court

Specific skills:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Outsourcing
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings
  • Senior Executives

Languages:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Professional memberships:

  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • Dutch Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • VAAN – Dutch Employment Lawyers Association

Education:

  • Alpen Adria Klagenfurt University – J.D. 1985
  • Amsterdam University – Masters 1991
  • Amsterdam University – PALA Degree 2001

Contact details

ARBOR Advocaten

Oranje Nassaulaan 53
1075 AK Amsterdam

Postbus 7912
1008 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T: +31 020 30 52 04 2
F: +31 020 30 52 07 9

E: prakke@arboradvocaten.nl
W: www.arboradvocaten.nl


Stephan Altenburg

Stephan Altenburg is a Founding Partner of ALTENBURG Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht – a German boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in providing Labor and Employment Law counsel to national and international businesses.

Stephan is particularly noted at the national and international levels for his work advising clients on all Human Resource aspects of corporate transactions and in particular with Employment Agreements, Collective Agreements, Rights of Establishment, Restucturings and Reorganisations.

He is recognized by some of the leading international legal guides who have quoted competitors stating that Stephan Altenburg is “professional, a real team player” (JUVE 2016) and “competent, committed, vast know-how” (JUVE 2015). Stephan has also been recognized by Legal 500 for Employment and Labor Law counsel provided on important transactions in Germany.

Stephan often speaks on a range of German employment and labour law topics at professional conferences and seminars.

Specific skills:

  • Compliance
  • HR Aspects of Corporate Transactions
  • Labour Litigation
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations
  • Transfer of Business Across Borders

Languages:

  • German
  • English

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the German Labor Court Association
    (Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband)
  • The employment-law working group in the German Bar Association
    (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
  • The Association of German Jurists
    (Deutscher Juristentag)
  • The German Media Law Association
    (Deutscher Medienrechtstag)

Education:

  • OLG Munich – Masters 1997
  • University of Munich Ludwig-Maximilians J.D. 1994

Contact details

ALTENBURG

Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht

Unterer Anger 3
80331 Munich

T: +49 89 540 42 52 20
F: +49 89 540 42 52 52

E: s.altenburg@altenburg.net
W: www.altenburg.net