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Dr. Marcus Michels

Certified Employment Law Specialist

michels.pmks Köln

“Eye-to-eye and transparency, speed, diligence and an edge in experience – that’s what gets our clients ahead.”

Dr. Marcus Michels is a Certified Employment Law Specialist and works as a partner of the firm out of the Cologne office.

Close to the client and therefore precise and effective in his advice – this is what distinguishes Dr. Michels. For more than 20 years, he has represented well-known clients in the metal and electrical industry, logistics, healthcare providers, chemicals and technology, as well as the public sector in all employment law matters.

In addition to providing ongoing advice in day-to-day HR work, Dr. Michels has particular expertise in the support and implementation of restructurings and in advising companies on the increasingly complex use of external personnel.

Board members, managing directors and employees have also trusted the accomplished strategist Dr. Michels for many years.

  • since September 2014: partner of the law firm michels.pmks Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
  • since Juli 2004: partner of the law firm Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2000: partner of the law firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (since 11/05/2003 operating unter the name of Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH)
  • 1995 – 2000 Leinen & Derichs in Köln, partner since 1999
  • 1994 doctorate with professor Dr. Wiedemann, Institute for Labor and Business Law (Institut für Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsrecht)
  • Reconciliation of interests and social compensation plan negotiations
  • Outsourcing and business transfers
  • Labor law-related counseling in the context of transactions
  • Compliance
  • Wage agreements
  • Works council elections
  • Drafting and negotiation of operating agreements
  • Negotiating employment, managerial and executive agreements
  • Continuance disputes (protection against dismissal, time limitation)
  • Handling of cases before all labor courts
  • Permanent legal consulting for companies on individual and works constitution issues
  • Personnel recruiting
  • Contracts for chief physicians
  • Ecclesiastical labor law

Additionally, Dr. Michels looks back on considerable experience in the realm of civil litigation. Since 1998, he has been authorized by the Oberlandesgericht in Cologne (Higher Regional Court). There – as well as before other courts – he represents companies and individuals .

  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Cologne Bar Association (KAV)
  • Working group on Labor Law of the German Bar Association
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband
  • Fachanwaltsforum Arbeitsrecht FFA
  • Chapter on Labor Law in the Beck Lawyer’s Handbook (Beck’sches Anwaltshandbuch) published by C.H. Beck Verlag, 10. Edition, München (2011)
  • Author of the unit about the employer’s role in labor courts (Der Arbeitgeber vor den Arbeitsgerichten) of the written management course in 13 lessons (Schriftlicher Managementlehrgang in 13 Lektionen) published by Management Circle Verlag, (2011)
  • A Lawyer’s Comment on Labor Law (AnwaltsKommentar Arbeitsrecht), published by DeutscherAnwaltVerlag, Comment on the articles §§ 2, 6-11 of the Act on Part-Time Work and Fixed-Term Employment (TzBfG ) and §§ 850a ff. of the Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO), 2. Edition, Bonn (2010)
  • Data Protection in Labor Law Cases (Das Arbeitsrechtliche Mandat, Datenschutz); Due Diligence (in co-authorship with Mävers), 5. Edition, published by DeutscherAnwaltVerlag, Bonn (2008)
  • Riemenschneider/Meyer-Hofmann/Weihrauch, Public Private Partnership, published by Heymanns Verlag, 2. Edition (2008)
  • A Lawyer’s Pocketbook on Labor Law (Anwaltstaschenbuch Arbeitsrecht), published by Otto-Schmidt-Verlag (in co-authorship with Boudon) – Dissertation on the Sources of Information in the recruitment process in the private sector (Informationsquellen im Einstellungsverfahren in der Privatwirtschaft)
  • German Lawyer’s Academy, Speaker in the context of the specialist lawyer training on the dismissal for operating reasons or on grounds of personal capability (ongoing)
  • Beck Akademie of the publisher C.H. Beck-Verlag, Dicourses on the Role of Senior Executives and Managers in Labor Law (ongoing)
  • Beck Akademie of the publisher C.H. Beck-Verlag, Dicourses on the use of freelancers and temporary workers (ongoing)
  • 05/23/2014, Rhenish Labor Law Days (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): The Provision of Company Cars
  • 04/05/2014, Spring Conference on Medical Law (Frühjahrstagung Medizinrecht), Freiburg: Agreements on Objectives in Chief Physician Contracts – Margins for a performance-based compensation in due consideration of the article § 136 a of the Social Code V (SGB V)
  • 03/19/2014, Workshop on Hospital Law: Post-Termination Non-Compete Clauses in Working Contracts of Senior Hospital Physicians and Experience with Agreements on Objectives
  • 11/15/2013, Workshop on Works Council Elections, The Works Council Election – A Guide For Employers
  • 05/17/2013, Rhenish Labor Law Days (Rheinische Arbeitsrechtstage): Typical Problems with the Separation of Leaders
  • 04/09/2013 and 04/26/2013, Workshop on Hospital Law: The Construction and Interpretation of  Clauses in Chief Physician Contracts
  • 11/15/2012, Speaker at the Umbrella Association for German Interim Management (Dachgesellschaft Deutsches Interim Management) on the Dismissal for Operating Reasons
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