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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Pensions & Benefits 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Kliemt receives praise for his in-depth understanding of compliance issues and social compensation planning.

Biography

Michael Kliemt is founder and senior partner of KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht, a leading German law firm with about 65 lawyers practising exclusively in employment, labour and pension law. His main areas of work include collective dismissals, restructuring processes, drafting and negotiating company collective agreements, negotiation and mediation with works councils and unions, as well as the creation and legal optimisation of service contracts and pension plans.

He was born in 1966, received his JD (doctorate) in 1994 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995. In 1999 he was granted the title Certified Employment Law Specialist by the bar association. In 2006 he became a professor in labour and employment law. Until 2002 he was a partner at Clifford Chance, where he built up and was head of the employment law department in Düsseldorf.

Michael Kliemt has been recommended and named as one of the leading German employment law practitioners in many publications, such as WWL, Best Lawyers, Handelsblatt, WirtschaftswocheFocus and Manager Magazine. Chambers, Legal Experts and JUVE named him as one of the leading individuals in employment law in Germany.

Michael Kliemt is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour law topics and author of legal commentaries and numerous books. He is chairman of KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht's pensions practice group, a member of the German Employment Court Association, the German-Japanese Employment Law Association and the working group of the employment law specialists in the German Lawyers Association.

He speaks German and English.

KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht is the German member of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of leading law firms providing specialised services in employment/labour law, employee benefits, immigration and pension law.

Websites: www.kliemt.de and www.iuslaboris.com

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Kliemt ranks as “one of the best-known lawyers in Germany”, who is “very knowledgeable and experienced” in labour and employment law. 

Biography

Michael Kliemt is founder and senior partner of KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht, a leading German law firm with about 65 lawyers practising exclusively in employment, labour and pension law. His main areas of work include collective dismissals, restructuring processes, drafting and negotiating company collective agreements, negotiation and mediation with works councils and unions, as well as the creation and legal optimisation of service contracts and pension plans.

He was born in 1966, received his JD (doctorate) in 1994 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995. In 1999 he was granted the title Certified Employment Law Specialist by the bar association. In 2006 he became a professor in labour and employment law. Until 2002 he was a partner at Clifford Chance, where he built up and was head of the employment law department in Düsseldorf.

Michael Kliemt has been recommended and named as one of the leading German employment law practitioners in many publications, such as WWLBest LawyersHandelsblattWirtschaftswocheFocus and Manager MagazineChambersLegal Experts and JUVE named him as one of the leading individuals in employment law in Germany.

Michael Kliemt is a frequent writer and speaker on employment and labour law topics and author of legal commentaries and numerous books. He is chairman of KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht's pensions practice group, a member of the German Employment Court Association, the German-Japanese Employment Law Association and the working group of the employment law specialists in the German Lawyers Association.

He speaks German and English.

KLIEMT.Arbeitsrecht is the German member of Ius Laboris, the global alliance of leading law firms providing specialised services in employment/labour law, employee benefits, immigration and pension law.

Websites: www.kliemt.de and www.iuslaboris.com

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