Hanno Timner

Hanno Timner

Education

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

Bar Admissions

Germany


Deutsche Version

Hanno has more than 20 years of experience advising national and international companies on the labor law ramifications of corporate restructurings, the acquisition of German firms, and negotiations with employee representatives for the reconciliation of interests and/or social plans, as well as on the employment of management board members, managing directors, and chief executives. He frequently represents clients in complex employment litigation in all German employment courts, including the Federal Labor Court.

For more than a decade, Hanno’s practice has equally focused on data protection issues. He regularly advises national and international corporations with respect to their complex data protection compliance projects, and helps them implement compliance systems and corporate policies as required under the GDPR, as well as whistleblowing systems. Hanno regularly represents clients in matters concerning data protection authorities and in data protection litigation. He has extensive experience responding to data breaches.

Hanno is head of Morrison & Foerster’s Employment and Labor Group in Germany and is an acknowledged Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Specialist in Labor and Employment Law). He also served as German managing partner from 2014 to 2017. He frequently publishes articles on employment and privacy matters.

Representative Experience

  • 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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