Hanno Timner

Hanno Timner


Freie Universität Berlin (First State Exam, 1993)
Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Second State Exam, 1997)

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Hanno Timner is a partner in the Berlin office and head of the Employment and Labor practice group in Germany. He advises and represents national and international employers in all labor law issues and disputes.

His practice focuses on the advising of national and international companies in connection with the labor law ramifications of corporate restructuring, legal consultation on the acquisition of German firms, and on negotiations for the reconciliation of interests and/or social benefit plans, as well as on the employment of management board members, managing directors, and chief executives. The second main focus is on the advising of national and international firms concerning all data protection issues and compliance issues (especially on the implementation of compliance systems, corporate policies, and whistleblowing systems). Hanno Timner has extensive experience in the conducting of internal investigations, including cross-border anti-corruption investigations on behalf of companies and audit committees. During the period from 1989 to 1990 Hanno Timner worked in London. Mr. Timner has since acquired the official title Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Specialist in Labor and Employment Law).

Representative Matters

  • Legal advice of Gucci Germany, Yves Saint Laurent Germany and Bottega Veneta in all labor law matters and disputes.
  • Comprehensive advice of Sky Deutschland with respect to management board contracts.
  • Advised Carbone Lorraine (automotive supplier) on the restructuring of the German subsidiary (company pay agreement, social benefit plan, and reconciliation of inherent interests). 
  • Ongoing advice of a leading internet sales platform on all labor law issues and in all labor law disputes.
  • Extensive advice of a leading global satellite broadcaster with respect to internal investigations in Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.
  • Drafting of user general terms and conditions, and the privacy policy for the company website of Fox International Channels.
  • Advises Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (Berlin public transit company - BVG) on the introduction of a company pension plan.
  • Legal consultation of Bertelsmann Group in the implementation of a global compliance system, including a whistleblowing system.
  • Advice of Anschutz Entertainment Group on data transfer agreements and the migration of customer data.
  • Data protection advice of Primacom on the implementation of IPv6 addresses.
  • Provided advice to PubliGroupe SA in relation to a joint venture (Zanox) with Axel Springer.
  • Advisement of a German firm in the paper industry on the conducting of an internal investigation prior to an investigation by the German Federal Cartel Authority.
  • Comprehensive advice of an international paper manufacturer on the introduction of a compliance system in the EMEA.

Best Lawyers Germany since 2014: recommended for Labor and Employment.

JUVE Awards: “Employment Law Firm of the Year,” 2008.

JUVE Handbook 2013/2014: “A capable negotiating partner” (competitor).

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