Collective and individual employment law advice on the restructuring of businesses, including reconciliation of interests agreements and social compensation plans, works constitution law, personnel representation law and public service law, collective bargaining law, including the negotiation of company-specific collective bargaining agreements and collective reorganisation agreements, supplementary pension law (VBL/supplementary pension funds) and company pension law
Extensive experience advising private businesses and the public sector on complex transactions and restructuring with an emphasis on privatisation projects in the context of formal and informal procedures at federal, state and municipal level, including due diligence reviews
Regular lecturing on employment law issues and various publications, including: Blanke/Fedder, Handbuch Privatisierung, 2nd edition, Nomos 2010, co-editor and co-autor; co-author of Handbuch Konzernarbeitsrecht, 1st edition, C.H.Beck 2015
Sebastian Fedder studied law and was then admitted to the German Bar in 1994. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1999 and has been a Partner since 2004.
Honors and distinctions
Best Lawyers (2023): Award in "Labor and Employment Law"
Personnel law advice to the German state of Hesse on all relevant legal issues in connection with the merger and (partial) privatisation of the university hospitals of Giessen and Marburg, in particular, advice on the legislative procedure, as well as design and negotiation of the entire set of contracts, including the legally compliant design of the supplementary VBL pension scheme
Personnel law and reorganisation advice to the German federal government, the German states and various municipalities on the privatisation of hospitals within the framework of structured bidding procedures and competitions, for example: Wuppertal, Wismar, Stralsund, Salzgitter, Gifhorn, merger of the 13 hospitals of the Hanover region, Solingen, Amberg/Leipzig/Hamm (German Federal Ministry of Defence), formation of a network of hospitals in Delmenhorst and transactions of about 45 further hospitals, including civil service law, supplementary pension law (VBL/supplementary pension funds) and company pension law, as well as negotiation of (collective) personnel transfer agreements as part of transfers of businesses
Personnel law and organisational advice to the German Federal Ministry of Defence/BwConsulting (formerly, g.e.b.b.) on various PPPs, including HIL (Army Maintenance Logistics), New Property Management, Warehousing & Logistics, including civil service law, supplementary pension law
Advice to the German state of Lower Saxony on the privatisation of Ost-Hannoversche-Eisenbahnen (OHE) and on the privatisation of the Lower Saxony casinos
Personnel law advice to the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the further development of university medicine in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the Greifswald site and the search for a new legal form
Personnel law advice to the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate on the further development of university medicine at the Mainz site
Advice to the Market Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the transfer of its tourism department to a municipal GmbH
Legal advice on the planned merger of the Heidelberg University Hospital and Universitätsklinikum Mannheim GmbH; since 2020 (ongoing project)
Legal advice to the City of Cologne on the formation of the Cologne University Health Cluster, in particular through the merger of Kliniken der Stadt Köln GmbH and the Cologne University Hospital; since 2019 (ongoing project)
Advice to Telekom AG on the award of contracts regarding technical, commercial and infrastructural facility management and construction work for all properties of the Telekom Group in Germany, with approximately 9,000 locations nationwide and all radio sites. This was one of the largest FM tenders in Europe in recent years. The contract was re-tendered after a term of 10 years. The employment law advice focused on the legally compliant transfer/provision of large groups of personnel to the bidder and also on pension law issues regarding employees and civil servants
Advice to GIZ (Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit, the private arm of the former German Federal Ministry for Development Aid) on the merger of InWent into GTZ and, moreover, on disputes regarding classification, equal opportunities and collective bargaining issues (TVöD Bund).
Responsible for approximately 3,000 proceedings regarding protection against unfair dismissal in connection with the insolvency of Schlecker on behalf of the insolvency administrators Schneider-Geiwitz
Comprehensive employment law, personnel representation law and collective bargaining advice to Stadtreinigung Hamburg AöR