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Cord Vernunft

Lawyer
Counsel

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Berliner Allee 26
30175 Hanover

Phone +49 30 52133 24653
Fax +49 30 52133 110
cord.vernunft@luther-lawfirm.com

Languages: German, English
Curriculum vitae

Cord Vernunft was born in 1977. From 1998 to 2004, he studied law in Berlin, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic. After passing his first state exam, he completed the postgraduate course Supplementary Studies in Business Law organised by the University of Hamburg, Germany, the Hamburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the Hanseatic Bar Association of Hamburg. In both state exams, Cord Vernunft focussed on employment law. After carrying out his legal training in Berlin, Cord Vernunft was admitted to the German Bar in June 2007. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in September 2005.

Areas of Practice

Cord Vernunft advises his clients on all matters relating to employment law, including the strategic and economic aspects involved. He specialises in providing employment law advice during transactions and during the subsequent integration and restructuring of companies, including in the areas of co-determination, staff reductions, harmonisation of conditions of employment, and company pension schemes (also of the civil service and ecclesiastical service, such as the German federal and state pension insurance provider VBL). His day-to-day business includes advising companies on an on-going basis on works constitution law issues. Within this context, he frequently conducts negotiations with works councils and also acts as an assessor on conciliation boards. Cord Vernunft provides comprehensive advice on drafting employment contracts (e.g. variable remuneration models) and terminating the legal relations between companies and their directors and officers and employees. This also includes representing his clients in legal disputes before the competent labour courts and civil courts.