German lawyer specializing in labor law
Thomas Koeppen assists his clients in all areas of employment law in an advisory capacity as well as in court proceedings.
Together with his clients, Thomas Koeppen develops strategies to achieve their goals and defend their rights.
Legal know-how for works councils
Thomas Koeppen has been advising corporate, national and local works councils of major German and international companies on all aspects of collective bargaining law for over a decade.
His work is distinguished by his many years of amicable and fruitful connections with works councils. Due to his extensive international experience, he is frequently consulted by works councils of international companies.
In the event of operational changes, compensation for damages is the first priority. Examples of the type of legal issues involved in operational changes can be found under" "Restructuring.".Thomas Koeppen is also very much in demand for advice on IT rollouts. Consulting details can be found under "IT-Rollouts.".
Representation in dismissals / exit counseling
When it comes to leaving a company, positions often harden. Legal and strategic assistance is essential.
This is often an existential issue. Unemployment or new job offers are the order of the day. Severance pay must be negotiated.
We are well acquainted with the dynamics involved in these conflicts. A precise legal and strategic analysis is essential. We discuss goals, point out possible courses of action, and are passionately committed to a successful outcome for our clients.
Negotiating bonuses and reference letters
Especially in the financial and sales sector, bonus and commission claims are often disputed. Thomas Koeppen has extensive experience in the judicial enforcement of bonus claims and complex, often internationally binding bonus schemes.
It is not uncommon for employees to be denied bonuses on the basis of illegal clauses.
Discretionary decisions often ignore statutory reasonableness and fairness requirements. Employees are under no obligation to accept such decisions. If no out-of-court agreement can be reached, the bonus claims must be enforced via court proceedings.