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Dietmar Heise


Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Augustenstraße 7
70178 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 9338 12894
Fax +49 711 9338 110

Languages: English, German
Curriculum vitae

Dietmar Heise was born in 1962. Before joining Luther he was a member of the Board of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) and simultaneously the Managing Director of the service company GDA. Previously, Dietmar Heise had been responsible for the employment law practice area and the collective bargaining policy at Metro AG and, among other responsibilities, was the deputy head of the BDA's employment law department; he also worked as a research assistant for Prof. Wolfgang Hromadka at the University of Passau, Germany. He sat as an honorary judge for the Federal Labour Court from 1999 to 2008 and joined Luther in 2004.

Areas of Practice

Dietmar Heise advises large corporations and medium-sized businesses on all matters pertaining to employment law and he also advises corporate bodies and executives on contractual issues. He specialises in advising on employment law aspects in restructurings (transfers of undertaking, negotiating reconciliation plans, social plans and company bargaining agreements), other issues under works constitution law and also matters related to collective bargaining and industrial action law as well as all matters concerning board members, managing directors and senior executives. In matters relating to the right of co-determination, Dietmar Heise has advised several works council and supervisory board elections, which included dealing with how to cancel or appeal them. His industry focus is retail and wholesale as well as the automotive and chemical/pharmaceutical industries.

  • Advising a large commercial enterprise (more than 20,000 employees) on IT outsourcing to approximately 15 countries
  • Providing employment law advice and representing a large German company in court with regard to 2nd generation IT outsourcing (transferring the services from one service provider to another)
  • Advising a leading company on the restructuring of its employers' association
  • Advising the member companies of an association on the restructuring of the employers association
  • Advising the member companies of an association on the restructuring of their employer and trade association
  • Advising on the restructuring of a cooperative group of companies
  • Advising a German commercial enterprise on the thorough restructuring and relocation of its head office
  • Providing ongoing employment law advice to several large groups of companies (in total over 50,000 employees)