Gerlind Wisskirchen is a specialist lawyer in the area of labor and employment law with a special focus on advising international corporations. The excellence of her advice lies in her profound understanding of the business environments of her clients and her strategic, precise, clear recommendations. She and her team are performance-driven and strive to forge workable and strategic business solutions to real-world problems so that clients can achieve their business objectives. Part of this advice is understanding the relevant factors, defining the goals, selecting the best methods and tools, and precise implementation of the set objectives. Gerlind Wisskirchen advises multinational corporations notably on the issues of reorganisation, national and international labor law and compliance. She provides support to management – as a strategic advisor or member of the supervisory/advisory board – from the HR and labor law perspective when business plans and strategies are being developed.
In a globalized world in which national borders are increasingly diminishing and corporations are facing global challenges, she has particular expertise in cross-border projects like business reorganizations (outsourcing, off-shoring), compliance issues, cross-border compensation programs, cross-border audits and internal investigations, company co-determination, matrix structures of multinational corporations, the European works council, the implementation of codes of conduct and whistleblowing systems, the posting of employees, data privacy protection issues and holistic production systems (Toyota business system). She developed the "EU Labor & Employment Law Navigator", a comparative analysis of the labor law systems in Europe.
Gerlind Wisskirchen is a regular moderator and panelist at national and international conferences on the legal issues of international HR management and on issues of cross-border labor law, like, for example at the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Employment Law Council. She is a lecturer for the MBA program "International Human Resources Management" at Cranfield University, UK, one of the leading European business schools. She has published numerous articles in German and English.
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