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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hans Georg Laimer is "one of the most respected and responsive lawyers in the field" and a "highly professional and competent individual" whose "advice can be fully counted on".


Hans Laimer is a founding partner of zeiler.partners, an Austrian dispute resolution boutique firm focusing on employment law, international commercial and investment arbitration and commercial litigation. Before setting up his own firm, Hans headed the international employment practice of a leading full-service law firm in Central Europe.

Hans regularly speaks at national and international conferences on labour and employment law-related topics and publishes in his field. He is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag iur, 2000, Dr iur, 2002) and the London School of Economics (LLM labour law, 2003). He is fluent in English and German.

Hans heads the four member strong team of dedicated employment law specialists at zeiler.partners. The team supports employers in all aspects of individual and collective employment law, from the beginning of an employment relationship to its termination. The practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious matters and the client base ranges from small firms to listed multinational companies across all sectors. Hans’ expertise comprises, among others, advice on restructuring of businesses and transfers of undertakings, white-collar crime, post-termination non-compete covenants and their enforcement as well as data protection issues and maternity and paternity issues (including parental leave and parental part-time arrangements). Being a seasoned litigator, Hans has successfully defended employers before employment tribunals in unfair dismissal claims, numerous discrimination cases as well as in connection with requests for reinstatement and wage-and-hour cases.

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