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Nils Neumann, LL.M.

Senior Associate
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Nils Neumann is a senior associate in the firm’s Berlin office and concentrates his practice in labor, employment and workplace safety. He advises German and international companies on individual and collective employment law issues.

In particular, he guides employers throughout the entire employment-related process, including market entry, staffing and management, drafting and implementation process of employment conditions, day-to-day work life challenges, and terminations of employment and discontinuation of business activities.

He regularly represents clients in the presence of German employment courts and accompanies negotiations with works councils. Additionally, Mr. Neumann advises on employment aspects of corporate transactions, reorganizations, and restructuring measures.

Professional Background

Mr. Neumann joined K&L Gates in June 2012. During his legal traineeship, he worked for leading international law firms and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. He studied law at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and King’s College London, where he was awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law. In 2018, he qualified as a Specialist Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht).

Speaking Engagements

  • Minimum-wage lecture at the BER Business Club of the Unternehmerverband Brandenburg-Berlin e.V., February 24, 2016.
  • Legal Awareness in HR at the Gruenderszene HR Day, September 28, 2017 and April 26, 2018.
  • Key Legal Developments in Europe at HR Directors Summit Europe, Amsterdam, May 23, 2018.
  • Various start-up lectures and workshops, most recently in the context of the intrapreneurship program of an international provider of mobility and logistics services.
  • Webinars on dismissal protection, non-competes, and visas.
Mr. Neumann has been, among other things, substantially involved in advising on the following matters:
  • Microsoft in the acquisition of 6Wunderkinder GmbH from, among others, Sequoia Capital, Earlybird, and Atomico.
  • EnerNOC, a U.S.-based leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software, on its takeover of the Germany-based Entelios AG.
  • KAMAN on the acquisition of GRW Bearing, a German-based designer and manufacturer of bearings, as well as employment law counsel on day-to-day aspects.
  • Verivox on various strategic acquisitions and restructurings.
  • Luye Pharma Group on its European market entry and the acquisition of Acino’s transdermal drug delivery systems consisting of patches and biodegradable subcutaneous implants.
  • A U.S.-based global provider of comprehensive, on-site machining solutions, on setting up business in various European Union (“EU”) and non-EU countries, as well as comprehensive counsel in a broad range of employment law matters, including hiring scenarios, termination situations, data privacy, and VISA aspects.
  • A U.S.-based imagery and footage licensing company on mass dismissals and works council negotiations.
  • A U.S.-based payment technology solutions company on the restructuring of an employee pension plan.
  • A U.S.-based e-commerce company in court proceedings concerning employee stock option entitlements.
  • A U.S.-based pharmaceutical company on general employment and immigration matters with a focus on cross-border issue.
  • A U.S.-based energy company on post merger harmonization process and on data privacy aspects in connection with the transfer of employees’ data to the United States.
  • A U.S.-based university in setting up activities in Germany.
  • A German bank on the revision and implementation of employee data protection and IT policies as well as related works agreements.