Dr. Nils Schramm

Partner, Certified Lawyer for
German Employment and Labour Law

T +49 40 27 88 537 12
F +49 40 27 88 537 22
n.schramm@schrammmeyerkuhnke.de

 

Nils Schramm completed his legal education at the universities of Kiel and Paris (France) and worked as a legal trainee amongst others in Berlin and Barcelona. From 2002 until 2010, Nils Schramm was a lawyer in the leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Hamburg and was appointed Counsel in 2008.


Nils Schramm is a founding and active partner of SCHRAMM MEYER KUHNKE. He is also a lecturer of law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and the author of many publications relating to employment law.

 

Areas of expertise

Nils Schramm advises companies and executives on all aspects of employment law and represents his clients in and out of court. He has many years of experience in advising companies on restructurings, in particular site closures, relocations or downsizings and has assisted his clients in negotiations with works councils and labour unions. Another focus of his work lies in questions relating to collective bargaining agreements and strikes, co-determination law and the implementation of flexible remuneration and working time models.

 

Memberships

Member of the working group for employment and labour law of the German Lawyer's Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein)
Member of the der European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
Member of the Hamburg Employment Lawyers Association (Hamburger Verein für Arbeitsrecht e.V.)

 

Languages

Nils Schramm advises in German and English.

Publications

Regulatory options for the remunation of clothes change time (Regelungsmöglichkeiten zur Vergütung von Umkleidezeiten), NZA 2017, Page 624 (with Matthias Lodemann)

Joint undertakings in the context of co-determination law (Der Gemeinschaftsbetrieb im Recht der Unternehmensmitbestimmung), NZA 15/2010, Pages 846 - 851 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Legal requirements applicable to the agreement of a fixed term regarding specific contractual clauses (Die Wirksamkeitsanforderungen an die Befristung von einzelnen Vertragsbestandteilen) NZA 23/2009, Pages 1318 - 1322 (with Sebastian Naber)

Annotations to § 5 Abs. 1 No. 9, para. 3; § 126 para. 1 No. 11, para. 3; § 134; § 194 Abs. 1 No. 7, para. 2; §§ 322-325 of the German Transformation Act in the Kölner Kommentar zum UmwG, Dauner-Lieb/Simon (Hrsg.), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Legal requirements regarding the content of ex gratia provisos (Anforderungen an die arbeitsvertragliche Gestaltung von Freiwilligkeitsvorbehalten) Comments on the decision of the Federal Labour Court dated 18 march 2009 (10 AZR 289/08), Bucerius Law Journal 3/2009, Pages 112 - 115

Verification of contractual standard clauses on the reimbursement of training costs (AGB-Kontrolle: Rückzahlung von Ausbildungskosten), in: BB, 47/2008, Page 2580

New legal requirements regarding contract clauses providing for a written form requirement - Also comments on the Federal Labour Court decision dated 20 May 2008 (9 AZR 382/07) (Neue Anforderungen an die arbeitsvertragliche Gestaltung von Schriftformklauseln – Zugleich Besprechung von BAG v. 20. 5. 2008 - 9 AZR 382/07), in: DB 43/2008, Pages 2362 - 2365 (with Andrea Kröpelin) 

New challenges regarding contractual penalty clauses (Neue Herausforderungen bei der Gestaltung von Vertragsstrafenklauseln), in: NJW 21/2008, Pages 1494 - 1496

Mandatory information on employment matters in the context of national and cross-border mergers (Arbeitsrechtliche Pflichtangaben bei innerstaatlichen und grenzüberschreitenden Verschmelzungen), in: NZG 14/2008, Pages 521 - 527 (with Boris Dzida)

Minimum wages in collective bargaining agreements: Mode of operation and avoidance strategies using the example of the collective agreement regarding the minimum wages in the mail industry (Tarifliche Mindestlöhne: Ihre Wirkungsweise und ihre Vermeidung am Beispiel des Tarifvertrags zum Post-Mindestlohn), in: NZA 8/2008, Pages 433 - 442 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Legal requirements regarding ex gratia provisos in employment contracts (Die Zulässigkeit von Freiwilligkeitsvorbehalten in Arbeitsverträgen), in: NZA 23/2007, Pages 1325 - 1329

Relocation and transfer clauses: Flexibility for the employer and increased protection against dismissals for the employee (Flexbilität für den Arbeitgeber, mehr Kündigungsschutz für den Arbeitnehmer), in: BB, 22/2007, Page 1221 (with Boris Dzida)

Further enhancement of the arsenal: The permissibility of supporting strikes (Erneute Erweiterung des Kampfarsenals: Zulässigkeit von Unterstützungsstreiks), in: NZA 18/2007, Page 1034 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

New possibilities to achieve a flexibilisation of working time (Neue Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten zur Flexibilisierung der Arbeitszeit), in: NZA 2007, Page 238  (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Comments on the decision of the Federal Labour Court dated 11 April 2006 regarding the verification of standard contract clauses on the relocation and transfer of employees (Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 11.04.2006 zur AGB-Kontrolle von Versetzungsklauseln), in: NJW 2006, Page 3308 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Comments on the decision of the Federal Labour Court dated 22 September 2009 regarding the requirements of a dismissal in an insolvent company after a demerger (Anmerkung zu BAG, Urteil vom 22.09.2005, zur wirksamen Kündigung eines abgespaltenen Unternehmens in der Insolvenz), in: BB 2006, Page 1281  (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

SPA clauses as commitments for the benefit of employees ((Vertragsregelungen beim Unternehmenskauf als Zusagen zu Gunsten der Belegschaft) in: NZA 2006, Pages 251 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Mandatory employee related information in merger agreemenents (Arbeitsrechtliche Angaben im Umwandlungsvertrag), in: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein – Festschrift zum 25-jährigen Bestehen, DeutscherAnwaltVerlag, 2006, Page 629 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Permissibilty of an industry wide strike against an employer who is not bound to collective agreements? (Zulässigkeit eines Verbandsarbeitskampfs gegen einen Außenseiter-Arbeitgeber?), in: DB 2005, Page 774 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Permissibility to strike for "collective social plans" (Erstreikbarkeit von "tariflichen Sozialplänen"?), in: DB 2004, Page 2214  (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt))

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