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German Labour Law Conference – All Major Players in One Place

Munich, 21 October 2019 - On Thursday, 07 November 2019, the German Labour Law Conference will take place in Munich's football stadium, the Allianz Arena, for the sixth time. According to the motto "Together - Against Each Other: Focal Points in Daily Business" the magazine Betriebs-Berater from dfv Mediengruppe, a large German media company, has again invited all major labour law players.

"The particular aspect of the conference is that all parties engaged in labour law, i.e. employers, employers' associations, works councils, trade unions, judges, chairpersons of a conciliation board and experts from universities, politics and law firms have a platform to discuss current labour law topics in a neutral atmosphere outside of typical everyday situations," announces Christopher Melms who heads and moderates the event together with Wolfgang Lipinski, both partners and licensed specialists for labour law at BEITEN BURKHARDT. "The conference provides an ideal opportunity to 'walk a mile in someone else's shoes'," adds Wolfgang Lipinski. "Deadlocked opinions will be challenged, fresh approaches will be elaborated," emphasises Marion Gertzen, publishing director at Betriebs-Berater.

Speakers and topics of the conference are:

  • Oskar Lafontaine (Federal Minister of Finance (ret.)): This Economy Kills - What Does the Pope Mean and Is He Right? (Keynote)
  • Claudia Köpnick (Head of Labour Law, BMW AG): AÜG and Partnering – Frame-work Conditions for Modern Working Models
  • Verena zu Dohna-Jaeger (Management Board, IG Metall): Mobile Working – Re-quirements Concerning the Legal Arrangement
  • Roland Wolf (Head of Labour and Collective Bargaining Law, Confederation of Ger-man Employers' Associations): replica (Mobile Working – Requirements Concerning the Legal Arrangement)
  • Birgit Isenmann (Labour Law & Industrial Relations, Robert Bosch GmbH): Ar-rangement of Agile Organisation According to Tariff – The Innovative Labour Agree-ment of Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Stephanie Rachor (Judge at the German Federal Labour Court): The Latest Su-preme Court Decisions Regarding the Right to Termination
  • Concluding panel discussion on all topics

On the evening before the conference, 06 November 2019, cabaret artist and actor Gerhard Polt will get you in the right mood in our law office premises.

We would be very pleased if you referred to the event. Please see for further information (in German).

Dr Christopher Melms and Dr Wolfgang Lipinski are labour law specialists and partners at BEITEN BURKHARDT's Munich office. Please do not hesitate to contact them for further information.

BEITEN BURKHARDT's labour & employment practice group has one of the largest and leading labour law teams in Germany with about 60 lawyers.

Dr Wolfgang Lipinski
Phone: +49 89 35065-1133

Dr Christopher Melms
Phone: +89 89 35065-1143


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