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Thomas Schulz

Of Counsel

michels.pmks Köln

„Think entrepreneurially, act solution-oriented, make it future-oriented.“

Thomas Schulz works as an attorney (Of Counsel) at michels.pmks with a focus on employment law and strategic consulting for the transportation and logistics industry as well as the Supply Chain.

He stands out due to his entrepreneurial understanding and management competence. His wide-ranging experience as a member of the board of directors in the global logistical environment and as an executive in family-owned companies make him a highly competent contact for clients in the international transport industry as well as logistics groups.

Mr. Schulz has extensive experience in digital transformation processes, the design of adaptive organizational models and in scenarios relating to human resources and labor law that can be derived from this. His international knowledge in dealing with highly competitive and volatile markets enables him to find flexible, economical and sustainable solutions for companies. One of the main focuses of his work is advising and coaching managing directors, board members and executives in contractual matters and in separation scenarios, supporting them in Change Processes, advising them in stakeholder management, and providing board members with training and supervision.

  • Since January 2022: Lawyer (Of Counsel) at michels.pmks
  • November 2020 – December 2021: Global HR Executive, DB AG
  • November 2012 – October 2020: Member of the Board of Directors Schenker AG
  • October 2006 – October 2012: Division Manager of Corporate Human Resources, DACHSER SE & Co.KG
  • 1997 – 2006: Head of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Horst Mosolf GmbH & Co.KG
  • 1995 – 1997 Lawyer at Holletschek & Holletschek
  • Employment law support in digital transformation processes and offshoring/outsourcing matters
  • Advice on drafting and negotiation of employment and service contracts for executives and board members
  • Advice and legal court representation in the event of seperation and dismissals
  • Labor law advice on the arrangement of working conditions (remote work, work 4.0, use of contractors (employee leasing, subcontracting)
  • Establishment of an HR structure for market entries in Germany and Europe
  • Support in negotiating of participation agreements when establishing an SE
  • Support in social plan negotiations

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Thomas Schulz