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BEITEN BURKHARDT is now an exclusive Member of the Employment Law Alliance for Germany

Munich/San Francisco, 12 February 2020 – The international commercial law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT joined the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) retroactively as from 1 January 2020 and, in so doing, became its exclusive member for Germany.

The ELA ( is a worldwide alliance of law firms leading in employment law, which advises employers globally at the highest level. With more than 3,000 lawyers specialized in employment law the organisation is represented in more than 100 countries and, therefore, is the largest international alliance of law firms leading in employment law. At the turn of the year it offered BEITEN BURKHARDT the exclusive membership for Germany. Previously, in a comprehensive selection process, the law firm succeeded and prevailed over numerous competitors. The partners of BEITEN BURKHARDT have now agreed to the membership by an overwhelming majority.

"We are delighted to be able to offer clients an even better service in complex projects with an international slant from a single source due to our ELA-membership", said Philipp Cotta, Managing Partner of BEITEN BURKHARDT. "As a result, also the exchange of know-how and experience with other internationally oriented leading law firms of our profile will even more grow", Cotta continued.

"The ELA is an alliance of highly renowned law firms which belong to the best law firms providing employment law related advisory services on an international level. It is an honour and pleasure for us to form part of this top-class and high-calibre alliance", emphasized Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski, Head of the Employment Law Practice Group of BEITEN BURKHARDT. "For the Employment Law Practice Group this is a milestone on the road towards further international outreach. Our Practice Group will thus achieve greater aware-ness as an international top firm among clients and competitors", said Lipinski.

Dr. Daniel Hund, Equity Partner and member of the Employment Law Practice Group, will become "Primary Representative" of the law firm at the ELA: "The membership is also a fantastic acknowledgment of our efforts to make our employment law practice internationally even more visible and successful".

"We are delighted to welcome BEITEN BURKHARDT as our exclusive ELA member for Germany", stated Stephen J. Hirschfeld, founder and CEO of ELA and a renowned employ-ment law specialist in San Francisco. "As one of the most important economies in the world, it was critical that we partner with a world class German law firm who can assist our multina-tional clients on all legal matters in Germany. We are particularly impressed with the high caliber of employment law services provided by BEITEN BURKHARDT and we know that sophisticated companies will greatly benefit from seeking their assistance and help”, said Hirschfeld.

The membership of BEITEN BURKHARDT in the ELA is for an indefinite period.

With some 65 specialized lawyers BEITEN BURKHARDT has one of the largest employment law teams in Germany.

Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski, Employment Law Specialist, Partner, Head of Employment Law Practice Group
Phone: +49 89 35065 - 1133

Dr. Daniel Hund, Employment Law Specialist, Partner, Primary Representative at the ELA
Phone: +49 89 35065 - 1109



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