Being a lawyer is both a profession and a passion for me. It fulfils me to stand up for my clients.

For more than 20 years, I have been advising German and international companies on all matters of employment law, including restructuring and transactions. In addition, I counsel and represent senior executives, managing directors and board members in contractual agreements with the company as well as in departure processes. Other areas of expertise include corporate law and trademark law.

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I advise you in these areas

As a specialist in labour law, one of the areas of particular focus of my work as a lawyer is the provision of comprehensive advice to and representation of employers. In particular, I advise on issues such as the drafting and termination of employment contracts, litigation at all labour courts, and also in the area of co-determination and works constitution law. Likewise, I advise on collective bargaining law and the negotiation of company and restructuring collective bargaining agreements.

Frequently, I am also called upon to advise on complex restructuring projects and M&A transactions, including due diligence. In such cases, in addition to the strategic planning and co-design of the project, I am also responsible for negotiations with works councils (works agreements, reconciliation of interests and social plan proceedings, including conciliation committee proceedings) and the subsequent implementation and handling of all measures under employment law.

Other topics I often deal with are transfer of business, outsourcing, company pension schemes / pension commitments, employee secondment, employee participation programs or also issues from insolvency labor law. I also advise in the area of social security law in the context of status determination proceedings and here in particular on the legally secure drafting of contracts and personnel deployment concepts.
Another focus of my work is advising and representing executives, managing directors and board members in agreements with their companies, conducting complex severance negotiations, reviewing non-competition clauses and enforcing claims for compensation for waiting time.

Likewise, as a specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law, I advise on contractual agreements with executive bodies (managing directors, board members, supervisory and advisory boards), the formation of partnerships (OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG) as well as corporations (in particular the GmbH sector), as well as in the area of reorganization law (mergers, demergers, changes of legal form) and shareholder disputes.

My specialisation area

Corporate and employment law restructuring

We provide support throughout the entire restructuring process, from planning the measures, implementing them under company law, taking over negotiations with works councils and trade unions, and subsequent implementation at employee level.


Executive Manager Consulting

Another area of focus is advising senior executives, managing directors and board members on the conclusion, extension and termination of contracts, including any issues of directors' liability.


Legal advice on personnel deployment concepts

For many years, we have been advising companies on the design of complex personnel deployment concepts to avoid or resolve problems in the area of social security law (bogus self-employment, employee leasing, etc.).


Outsourcing the legal department

For cost savings or structural reasons, many companies do not have their own legal department. We take on this task and provide uncomplicated support as needed. We support small legal departments in specialised areas.


Awards & Rankings

The Legal 500 Germany 2023 – Recommended Lawyers
Listed by The Legal 500 Germany as Recommended Lawyers: Dr. Oliver Baumann, Dr. Christian Strassberger, Sandra Bendler-Pepy, Dr. Louis Rönsberg and Emil Brodski
Handelsblatt 2022 Restructuring and Insolvency Law
Dr. Oliver Baumann is listed in "Deutschlands beste Anwälte" 2023 in the German business magazin Handelsblatt for restructuring and insolvency law (Restrukturierung und Insolvenzrecht; since 2022)
Best Lawyers 2024 Restructuring and Insolvency Law
Dr. Oliver Baumann was as selected by his peers for inclusion in the 15th Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Germany" 2024 for his work in Restructuring and Insolvency Law (since the 14th Edition 2023)

Voices of our clients

To minimise problems and costs, we need the lawyer as a continuous companion who understands our business and provides precise advice. For almost 10 years we have found exactly that in Dr Baumann and his team and have successfully solved very complex challenges in corporate, contract and labour law. We particularly appreciate Dr Baumann's high degree of availability at all times, pragmatism, goal orientation, speed, competence and quality of interaction.
Mathias V., Chairman of the board of one of the five largest owner-managed communications agencies in Germany
Dr Baumann from SLB LAW provided me with excellent support in a personal procedure. His high level of professional competence, his argumentative fluency, his reliability and commitment are striking. Due to Dr. Baumann's friendly manner, combined with legal acuity and unambiguity, one has the necessary certainty as a client that one is really being represented appropriately.
Helmut Minor, Managing Director envenance GmbH


"The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023" - Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers list SLB lawyers
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