Practice and Industry Groups

Carsten Brachmann

Partner/Certified Specialist for Employment Law Berlin

Carsten Brachmann is a partner in Ogletree Deakins’ Berlin office.  He advises private and public employers on individual and collective employment law, especially regarding collective bargaining, works council constitution law, employee representation law and employee leasing.

Carsten Brachmann has been a certified specialist for employment law since 2005 with a legal advisory focus on employment law in the areas of public service and M&A. Mr. Brachmann advises employers on restructuring measures in various industries and he has successfully advised clients on matters of privatizations, internal reorganization measures and the optimization of personnel costs without redundancies (for example, collective bargaining agreement alteration plans, the conclusion of a company agreement for the purposes of redeployment, performance-related pay and working hours schemes).

Mr. Brachmann is the author of a numerous series of publications concerning industrial law and acts regularly as a contributor on labor law-related topics.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Carsten Brachmann was partner of Salans LLP (today Dentons) and Beiten Burkhardt – both internationally full-service law firms.

Carsten Brachmann speaks German and English fluently.


Experience

  • Advising employers on restructuring measures in the metal and electrical industry, the energy sector, the real estate sector, the software sector, the wholesale and foreign trade sector and the private and public healthcare sector.
  • Employment, collective bargaining and employee representation law advice to public employers in the case of internal reorganization measures.
  • Advising on privatizations in all questions relevant to personnel, in particular in respect of questions relating to transferring personnel, provision of personnel, personnel representation law, the collective bargaining situation and public additional benefits.
  • Advising undertakings from various sectors in connection with the optimization of personnel costs without redundancies, for example via collective bargaining agreement alteration plans, the conclusion of a company agreement for the purposes of redeployment, performance-related pay and working hours schemes.
  • Ongoing advice to private and public undertakings on all questions of collective and individual employment law, for example drawing up employment contracts and company agreements/works agreements.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • (German) Bar Association Berlin

Speeches:

  • Chamber of Trade and Industry Schwerin - ''The effective time limitation and repeal of employment agreements'' - Schwerin - May 2015
  • Chamber of Trade and Industry Schwerin - ''The new statutory minimum wage'' - Schwerin - April 2015
  • Chamber of Trade and Industry Schwerin - ''The new statutory minimum wage'' - Schwerin - March 2015
  • Employment Law Breakfast - ''Data Privacy – Application of mobile devices at the workplace – Bring your own Device'' - Berlin - September 01, 2013
  • Chamber of Trade and Industry Schwerin - ''Effective confirmation of special payments'' - Schwerin - October 2012
  • Chamber of Trade and Industry Schwerin - ''Employment Law for small enterprises'' - Schwerin - March 2012
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Working hours: managing long-term and life-term accounts'' - Berlin - October 2011
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Quasi-self-employment, Professional fees for doctors'' - Berlin - October 2011
  • Future: Human Resources, Trade fair for human resources - ''constitution of employment conditions'' - Cologne - September 2011
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Workshop employment law related procedure to identify backlog workplaces'' - Berlin - April 2011
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Contribution of the staff council with regard to restructuring'' - Berlin - 2011
  • Berliner PE-Conference - ''Internet and the Usage of E-Mails within an Employment Relationship'' - Berlin - June 2010
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Efficient and flexible capacities of staff'' - Berlin - April 2010
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Workshop: Strategies in terms of acquaintances with the backlog of staff with contemporary skill shortage'' - Berlin - April 2010
  • Staff Symposium / compact 2010 - ''Winning and binding employees by having attractive working conditions'' - Münster - April 2010
  • State Parliament Sachsen-Anhalt - ''Efficient Organization: Service companies as an instrument of the human resources development'' - Magdeburg - February 2010
  • Practice Panel Staff, Regional Conference - ''Staff cost optimization in hospitals'' - Berlin - April 2009
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Personal cost optimization'' - Berlin - March 2009
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Workshop: Innovative incentive models – human resources development'' - Berlin - March 2009
  • Business Breakfast - ''Optimization of fare structures and change of scale'' - Berlin - October 2008
  • Practice Panel Staff, Symposium for human resources management - ''Workshop: Staff cost optimization in medical centers'' - Berlin - September 2008
  • Management consultant - Seminar - ''Time limitation of employment agreements'' - Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Munich - September 2007

Published Works

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Media

Media Quotes

September 01, 2014 - Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Edition 19, p. 18 - "Stage of life oriented constitution of working hours – an overview"
July 2014 - Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Edition 13 - "Focus of Attention: Operational Benefits are Attractive for Employer and Employer"
June 2014 - Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Edition 12 - "World Championship 2014 in Brazil: Labor Law-Related 'Special Regulations' for Soccer Enthusiastic Employees"

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