Dr. Jörg Podehl

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Dr. Jörg Podehl

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Dr. Jörg Podehl

Dr. Jörg Podehl is a specialist in employment law. His advisory services focus on domestic and international employment and distribution law. As a specialist in employment law, Dr. Podehl primarily advises companies and senior management on the negotiation of employment contracts, on the establishment and termination of employment relationships, and on restructuring operations. He also has particular expertise and experience in collective employment law, negotiations with works councils, unions and international employment law. He regularly represents clients before arbitration bodies and labour courts throughout Germany, up to the level of the Federal Labour Court. As an expert on distribution law, Dr. Podehl supports clients on all legal issues in connection with machinery supply contracts and distribution systems, as well as contracts relating to sales representatives, authorized distributors and consultants. Legal aspects of business transactions with India form a further focal point of his activities. In this field, he advises on international arbitration.

  • Advising and supporting companies on all issues relating to employment law, both domestic and international
  • Advising and supporting management bodies and executives on all employment law issues
  • Advice and support in the termination of employment relationships
  • Advice and support on suits protecting against dismissal
  • Advice and support on employment law aspects of restructuring
  • Advising on and supporting management buy-out and buy-in projects
  • Advice and support in negotiations with works councils and unions
  • Representation in court
  • Assertion and defence of claims relating to compensation/redundancy payments
  • Assertion and defence of claims in relation to claims on the part of commercial agents
  • Advice on legal issues relating to Indian law
  • Advice and support in the structuring of joint ventures and other sales systems
  • Advice on the drafting of domestic and international contracts
  • Vodafone, Grohe, ThyssenKrupp, MediClin Gruppe e.g.
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Transfer of 200 IT-jobs from Germany to India
  • Legal case concerning voting for staff member representatives in the supervisory board of a big company
  • International Arbitration concerning consultant´s fees (Swiss Arbitration)
  • Arbitration in India concerning repayment of a Performance-Guarantee (Formula 1 race in India)
  • Terminating Joint Ventures in Indien (e.g. for a big automotive company)
  • Arbitration concerning performance dialogue
  • International case concerning unfair dismissal according to German and Indian labour law
  • Since 2018 at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2005 – 2017 partner at corporate law firms in Dusseldorf
  • Lawyer at Noerr, Dusseldorf
  • Head of Corporate Development at Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Dusseldorf/Stuttgart
  • Secondment at Eversheds Solicitors, London
  • Legal adviser at Mannesmann AG – later Vodafone Plc – Dusseldorf
  • Legal internship in Cologne and Aachen
  • Doctorate in international law at Bonn University
  • University of Sydney – Australian European Award
  • Studied law in Trier and Bonn
  • Co-author of: Podehl/Mathur/Agarwal, Rechtsfragen des Indiengeschäfts, 3. Auflage 2018, Verlagsgruppe Deutscher Fachverlag
  • Arbeitsrecht – Praktischer Leitfaden für den betrieblichen Einsatz, 2017, Verlag Springer Gabler
  • BAG: Regelung einer Altersgrenze in einer Betriebsvereinbarung, Betriebs-Berater 2017, Seite 1342
  • Der neue indische „Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Podehl/Niesert, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2017, Seite 17
  • Bessere Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Indien, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW), 2016, Seite 1
  • Haftung des Arbeitgebers für Stress am Arbeitsplatz, Der Betrieb 2016, Seite 1695
  • Co-author of: Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts – Länderteil Indien (Hrsg. Martinek/Semler/Flohr), 4. Auflage 2016, Verlag C.H.Beck
  • Einkaufsrecht der Republik Indien, BIP Best in Procurement 01/2014
  • Burnout – Herausforderung für die arbeitsrechtliche Praxis, Personalwirtschaft, Sonderheft 10/2012
  • Insolvenzrecht in Indien – Ein Überblick, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW)  2011, Seite 54 – 57
  • Haftung des Arbeitgebers wegen Stress am Arbeitsplatz?, Der Betrieb 2007, S. 2090
  • Markteintritt in Indien – Die rechtlichen Grundlagen, in: Business and Law Rheinland 2006/07, Seite 48 – 50
  • Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz bei Ansprüchen auf Übereignung von Investitionsgütern, Betriebs-Berater 2006, Seite 2484 – 2487
  • Joint-Venture-Partner: Balast oder Erfolgsgeheimnis?, in: io new management Nr. 6, 2006 Seite 22 – 27
  • Lieferung von Investitionsgütern / Anlagenbauverträge: Der Ausschluss der Haftung für sog. „Folgeschäden“, Der Betrieb 2005, Seite 2453 ff.
  • Internetportale mit journalistisch-redaktionellen Inhalten, MultiMedia und Recht 2001, Seite 17 ff.
  • Betriebsbedingte Kündigung: Weiterbeschäftigung im Konzern, Der Betrieb 2001, Seite 711 f.
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment law; “only had good experiences, excellent cooperation”; client)”
    Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment Law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • ‘Recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment Law)’
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • ‘Recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Business Law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)’
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Dr. Jörg Podehl is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Labor and Employment Law (since 2020).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)
  • Advising and supporting companies on all issues relating to employment law, both domestic and international
  • Advising and supporting management bodies and executives on all employment law issues
  • Advice and support in the termination of employment relationships
  • Advice and support on suits protecting against dismissal
  • Advice and support on employment law aspects of restructuring
  • Advising on and supporting management buy-out and buy-in projects
  • Advice and support in negotiations with works councils and unions
  • Representation in court
  • Assertion and defence of claims relating to compensation/redundancy payments
  • Assertion and defence of claims in relation to claims on the part of commercial agents
  • Advice on legal issues relating to Indian law
  • Advice and support in the structuring of joint ventures and other sales systems
  • Advice on the drafting of domestic and international contracts
  • Vodafone, Grohe, ThyssenKrupp, MediClin Gruppe e.g.
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Transfer of 200 IT-jobs from Germany to India
  • Legal case concerning voting for staff member representatives in the supervisory board of a big company
  • International Arbitration concerning consultant´s fees (Swiss Arbitration)
  • Arbitration in India concerning repayment of a Performance-Guarantee (Formula 1 race in India)
  • Terminating Joint Ventures in Indien (e.g. for a big automotive company)
  • Arbitration concerning performance dialogue
  • International case concerning unfair dismissal according to German and Indian labour law
  • Since 2018 at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2005 – 2017 partner at corporate law firms in Dusseldorf
  • Lawyer at Noerr, Dusseldorf
  • Head of Corporate Development at Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt, Dusseldorf/Stuttgart
  • Secondment at Eversheds Solicitors, London
  • Legal adviser at Mannesmann AG – later Vodafone Plc – Dusseldorf
  • Legal internship in Cologne and Aachen
  • Doctorate in international law at Bonn University
  • University of Sydney – Australian European Award
  • Studied law in Trier and Bonn
  • Co-author of: Podehl/Mathur/Agarwal, Rechtsfragen des Indiengeschäfts, 3. Auflage 2018, Verlagsgruppe Deutscher Fachverlag
  • Arbeitsrecht – Praktischer Leitfaden für den betrieblichen Einsatz, 2017, Verlag Springer Gabler
  • BAG: Regelung einer Altersgrenze in einer Betriebsvereinbarung, Betriebs-Berater 2017, Seite 1342
  • Der neue indische „Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Podehl/Niesert, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2017, Seite 17
  • Bessere Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Indien, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW), 2016, Seite 1
  • Haftung des Arbeitgebers für Stress am Arbeitsplatz, Der Betrieb 2016, Seite 1695
  • Co-author of: Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts – Länderteil Indien (Hrsg. Martinek/Semler/Flohr), 4. Auflage 2016, Verlag C.H.Beck
  • Einkaufsrecht der Republik Indien, BIP Best in Procurement 01/2014
  • Burnout – Herausforderung für die arbeitsrechtliche Praxis, Personalwirtschaft, Sonderheft 10/2012
  • Insolvenzrecht in Indien – Ein Überblick, Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW)  2011, Seite 54 – 57
  • Haftung des Arbeitgebers wegen Stress am Arbeitsplatz?, Der Betrieb 2007, S. 2090
  • Markteintritt in Indien – Die rechtlichen Grundlagen, in: Business and Law Rheinland 2006/07, Seite 48 – 50
  • Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz bei Ansprüchen auf Übereignung von Investitionsgütern, Betriebs-Berater 2006, Seite 2484 – 2487
  • Joint-Venture-Partner: Balast oder Erfolgsgeheimnis?, in: io new management Nr. 6, 2006 Seite 22 – 27
  • Lieferung von Investitionsgütern / Anlagenbauverträge: Der Ausschluss der Haftung für sog. „Folgeschäden“, Der Betrieb 2005, Seite 2453 ff.
  • Internetportale mit journalistisch-redaktionellen Inhalten, MultiMedia und Recht 2001, Seite 17 ff.
  • Betriebsbedingte Kündigung: Weiterbeschäftigung im Konzern, Der Betrieb 2001, Seite 711 f.
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment law; “only had good experiences, excellent cooperation”; client)”
    Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment Law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • ‘Recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Employment Law)’
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • ‘Recommended: Dr. Jörg Podehl (Business Law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)’
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Dr. Jörg Podehl is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Labor and Employment Law (since 2020).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)