Ulrich Kortmann

Ulrich Kortmann

Ulrich Kortmann

Lawyer
Registered Employment Law Specialist
Partner

kortmann@michelspmks.de 

+49 221 50003-603 

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The lawyer and labor law specialist Ulrich Kortmann is a founding partner of the law firm. Since the beginning of his professional activity in 2005, he has been working in all fields of labor law. He represents medium and large enterprises, especially from logistics, health care, the IT sector, the metal and electrical industry as well as employees, managers and directors. Among his specialization is the assistance on restructuring and acquisitions, employee data protection and company pension schemes. In the health care sector, Mr Kortmann represents also hospitals against sponsors.

Specializiations

  • Negotiations on the reconciliation of interests and redundancy schemes
  • Labor law-related counseling in the context of transactions
  • Data protection / Compliance
  • Collective Contract Law
  • Negotiations with the works council
  • Drafting of work, managerial and executive agreements
  • Litigation concerning provisions made to safeguard existing standards (protection against dismissal, time limits)
  • Litigation before all labor courts
  • Ongoing support for companies with individual or collective labor law issues
  • Public Service Law
  • Temporary employment / Recruiting
  • Contracts for chief physicians
  • Ecclesiastical labor law
  • Company pension schemes

Career

  • since September 2014: Founding partner of the law firm michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
  • since 2008: Specialized lawyer for employment law
  • from 2005 to 2014: Lawyer at the law firm Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • from 2002 to 2004 Legal Clerkship at the regional court district of Cologne, among others at Küttner Rechtsanwälte, Cologne and the University of Sydney, Australia
  • from 2000 to 2003 Assistant at the Department of Prof. Dr. Barbara Dauner-Lieb (Cologne)

Memberships

  • Cologne Chamber of Lawyers
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Cologne Bar Association (KAV)
  • Working group on Labor Law of the German Bar Association

Published Works

  • Reconciliation of Interests and Redundancy Schemes in practice, DDIM-Magazin, Edition Fall 2013, p. 44 et seq.
  • AnwaltKommentar Arbeitsrecht (A Lawyer’s Comment on Labor Law), 2. Edition; Comment on the articles §§ 2, 6-11 of the German Part-Time and Temporary Employment Act (TzBfG), p. 850 et seq. (in co-authorship with Michels)
  • “The Service Time Prolongation for Chief Medical Practitioners”, das Krankenhaus (The Hospital) 2011, p. 698
  • Reduced Working Hours and Leave Entitlements, ArbR Aktuell (Labor Law Magazine) 2010, p. 29.
  • Comment on the sentence of the Federal Labor Court (BAG), of 03/19/2003 – 7 AZR 267/ on “The double employment relationship between temporary workers, the company employing them and the temporary employment agency as a case of presumed job brokering in accordance with the Temporary Employment Act (AÜG)”, EWiR 2003, 1221 (in co-authorship with Hertzfeld)
  • Numerous comments on court decisions for the Labor Law Magazines ArbR Aktuell and öAT.

Lectures

  • 06/26/2014, Lecture at the Umbrella Association for German Interim Management (DDIM), The Independence of the Interim Manager Die Selbständigkeit des Interim-Managers – more illusion than reality?
  • 05/23/2014, Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage, Aktuelles aus Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung
  • 11/15/2013, Workshop Betriebsratswahl, Die Betriebsratswahl – Ein Leitfaden für Arbeitgeber
  • 05/17/2013, Rhenish Labor Law Days (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): News from legislation and case law
  • 06/15/2012, Rhenish Labor Law Days (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): News from legislation and case law
  • 11/23/2011, Informative Afternoon in Hospital Law (Infonachmittag Krankenhausrecht), Labor Law 2010 – One Collective Bargaining Agreement per Business, Leave, Retirement Age, Emmely
  • 01/17/2011, Managing Global Mobility – The employer’s duty of care for personnel deployment abroad
  • 04/23/2010, Rhenish Labor Law Days (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): News from legislation and case law
  • 10/05/2010, Workshop on Hospital Law, Questions on the involvement of third party doctors through part time employment
  • 10/12/2010, Workshop on Hospital Law, The Chief Physician Contract
  • 11/24/2009, Informative Afternoon in Hospital Law (Infonachmittag Krankenhausrecht), Labor Law
  • 02/13/2009, Rhenish Labor Law Days 2009 (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): News from legislation and case law