Dr. Gunther Mävers

Dr. Gunther Mävers

Dr. Gunther Mävers
Maître en Droit (Aix-en-Provence)

Lawyer
Registered Employment Law Specialist
Partner

maevers@michelspmks.de 

+49 221 50003-606 

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Dr. Mävers, registered employment law specialist, is also a founding partner of the firm. Since the beginning of his law career, he has been active in all fields of labour and employment law. Among his specialization is the legal assistance of international companies, especially from the anglo-american world, concerning cross-border matters with all the related labour law issues. Thanks to his world-wide network of independant partners, Mr Mävers also coordinates matters labour for our clients abroad together with foreign counsel. Amongst others he consults companies from the IT sector.

Beyond that, Dr. Mävers has accumulated considerable experience in the field of corporate immigration law and has been acknowledged in “The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2014” as one of the leading global corporate immigration lawyers in Germany. He is also a board member of Visalaw International as well as a global member of the Alliance of Global Business Immigration Lawyers and regularly speaks at the sessions of the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the International Bar Association, where he has been appointed Senior Vice-Chair.

Specializiations

  • Protection against dismissal
  • Contract construction in labour law
  • Competent advice on all aspects of labour law for foreign investors
  • Work permit law (residence and work permit law)
  • Assignment of employees abroad
  • Citizenship law (naturalization and retention of nationality)

Career

  • since September 2014: founding partner of the law firm michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
  • from July 2008 to August 2013: partner of the law firm Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • since 2007: Specialized lawyer for employment law
  • from July 2004 to June 2008: Lawyer at the law firm Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • from July 2002 to June 2004: Lawyer at the law firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (since November 2003 operating unter the name of Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH)
  • from December 2001 to April 2002: Legal Clerkship at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, Sydney
  • December 2000: Doctorate on “The participation of employees in the European Company (SE)”, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Hanau, Cologne University
  • 1995 - 1996: Law studies in Aix-en-Provence, Maîtrise en Droit International

Memberships

  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Cologne Bar Association (KAV)
  • Working group on Labour Law of the German Bar Association
  • German-French Lawyers Association (DFJ)
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Vice-Chair Immigration and Nationality Law Committee
  • Visalaw International (VLI), Board Member
  • Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL), International Board Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Associate
  • American Bar Association (ABA), International Associate

Published Works

Books/Chapters
  • The Corporate Immigration Law Review, Germany, Law Business Research, 4th Edition, London (2014)
  • Global Business Immigration Guide - German chapter, LexisNexis, 4th Edition, New York (2014)
  • LawQuest, Global Mobility Book - German Chapter, Mumbai (2013)
  • Hümmerich / Spriolke, Labour Law Cases, Data Privacy; Due Diligence, 6th Edition, DeutscherAnwaltVerlag, Bonn (2011)
  • Global Business Immigration Handbook, Germany / European Union, Carswell, Toronto (ongoing since 2011)
  • Inside the Minds, Immigration Law Client Strategies in the EU, Aspatore, Vancouver (2010)
  • Riemenschneider / Meyer-Hofmann / Weihrauch, “Public Private Partnership“, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2nd Edition, Cologne (2005)
  • The participation of employees in the European Shareholder Company, Dissertation Cologne University, Nomos Publishing (2000)

 

Essays
  • News on German corporate immigration law according to the revised Employment Regulation, ArbR Aktuell (Labour Law Magazine) 2013, 483 et seq. (2013)
  • Threshold in labour law (in co-authorship with Stephan Schröter), ArbR Aktuell (Labour Law Magazine) 2011, 506 et seq. (2011)
  • Working in Germany – Overview of Residence and Work Permits, ArbR Aktuell (Labour Law Magazine) 2010, 648 et seq. (2010)
  • The agreement on jurisdiction clauses, ArbR Aktuell (Labour Law Magazine) 2010, 87 et seq. (2010)
  • The agreement on choice of law clauses, ArbR Aktuell (Labour Law Magazine) 2009, 83 et seq. (2009)
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Lectures

  • November 2013: International Bar Association, Biennial Immigration Law Conference, Global transfers: skilled workers, highly skilled and employer compliance, London
  • October 2013: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, The growing importance of corporate immigration and international employment law in corporate transactions, Co-Moderator, Boston
  • April 2013: Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), The Employment: How to Deal with It! - An International Perspective from Start to End, Moderator, Budapest
  • October 2012: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, Global Mobility Solutions for HR Managers: pitfalls and best practices, Co-Moderator, Dublin
  • October 2011: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, The shifting global economy and its impact on corporate immigration, Dubai
  • September 2011: International Bar Association, Biennial Immigration Law Conference, European Immigration Law Update, London
  • September 2011: Visalaw International: EU Immigration Law Update / Non-immigration Law-related obstacles to immigration, Düsseldorf
  • January 2011 International SOS: The employer’s duty of care during operations abroad, Düsseldorf
  • January 2010: Association of Polish Service Companies, Assignment of employees to Germany for Polish companies, Köln
  • October 2009: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, European Immigration Issues: EU policies and their impact on non-EU countries, Madrid
  • Oktober 2009: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, European Immigration Issues: EU policies and their impact on non-EU countries, Madrid
  • International Bar Association, Biennial Immigration Law Conference, Business visitors - the do's and the don'ts, London
  • August 2009 Rotonda International Lounge, Landing Night: Expatriates in Germany, The Employment Market and Relevant Aspects of Employment in the Current Economic Situation, Cologne
  • Oktober 2008: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, Employment and discrimination issues in the workplace affecting foreign workers, Buenos Aires
  • November 2007: International Bar Association, Biennial Immigration Law Conference, The European immigration scene, London
  • September 2007: CIGNA, Cross-Border Deployment of Personnel - Outbound / Inbound, Cologne
  • October 2007: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, Global Business Immigration Update, Singapore
  • April 2006: German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce, German Labour law - Bases, Düsseldorf
  • October 2006: International Bar Association, Annual Conference, Global Business Immigration Update, Chicago