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Dr. Ute Bartholomä

Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English, French

Ute Bartholomä advises mostly medium-sized companies on all aspects of employment law and social security law as well as on works constitution matters. She is a valued partner for her clients to discuss their business challenges and provides them with expert opinions on a wide variety of legal issues. More specifically, she is particularly experienced with service agreements for executive management members and handles Statusfeststellungsverfahren, a procedure that determines the status of German workers as either dependent (employee) or independent (self-employed contractors such as consultants) for social insurance purposes. She also regularly advises on labor leasing and secondments.

Ute joined CMS in 2001 and has been a counsel since 2012. Prior to that she worked as head of human resources and in-house lawyer at a medium-sized cosmetics company. Ute started her legal career with a predecessor of what is now a large international law firm in Germany.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising a cable network operator in the context of actions against unfair mass dismissals
  • Handling the closure of financial planning institutes
  • Providing long-standing, ongoing advice to luxury goods, paper and medical device companies as well as the assistance

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Memberships & Roles

  • German Bar Association
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband e.V.
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  • "Die Aufhebung von Betriebsvereinbarungen anlässlich eines Betriebsübergangs ist im Rahmen von § 77 Abs. 3 BetrVG zulässig", Der Betrieb (DB), 2021, Heft 24, 1343
  • "Bei Freistellungsvereinbarungen sind auch Zeitguthaben ausdrücklich abzugelten", Der Betrieb (DB) 2020, Heft 21, 1125
  • "Primärzuständigkeit der Einigungsstelle bei Streitigkeiten über die Form der dem Wirtschaftsausschuss vorzulegenden Unterlagen", Der Betrieb (DB) 2019, Heft 26, 1514
  • "Unbestimmte Klauseln und Auslegung von Versorgungsregelungen", Der Betrieb (DB) 2019, 495
  • "Betriebliche Altersversorgung - Unbestimmte Klauseln und Auslegung von Versorgungsregelungen", Der Betrieb (DB) , Heft 09, 2019, S. 495
  • "Tarifkonflikte" - ein heißes Thema auch für nicht im Arbeitgeberverband organisierte Unternehmen", Betriebs-Berater 2006, p. 378 ff
  • Sozialplanauslegung entgegen abweichendem Willen der Betriebsparteien?, Betriebs-Berater 2005, p. 100 ff
  • Regelungsumfang und Geltungswirkung tarifergänzender Betriebsvereinbarungen, 1995
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  • 1994 - 1996: Training as German Fachanwalt (certified lawyer) for labor and employment law
  • 1992 - 1994: PhD (while already in employment)
  • 1989 - 1992: Trainee lawyer at Heidelberg Regional Court
  • 1989: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Heidelberg
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CMS ad­vises Afin­um on ma­jor­ity stake in Sander­Stroth­mann Group
Mu­nich – Afin­um Achte Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG has in­dir­ectly ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in the Sander­Stroth­mann Group, a lead­ing full-ser­vice pro­vider of cos­met­ics, beauty and health­care...
CMS ad­vises AFIN­UM on sched­uled sale of minor­ity stake in com­mu­nic­a­tions...
Mu­nich – AF Ei­gen­kapit­alf­onds für deutschen Mit­tel­stand GmbH & Co. KG, a fund com­pany man­aged by AFIN­UM Man­age­ment GmbH, has sold its stake in Mu­nich-based Av­ant­garde Gesell­schaft für Kom­munika­tion...
CMS ad­vises Ca­na­dian Cali­an Group on first trans­ac­tion in Europe
Mu­nich – The lis­ted Ca­na­dian com­pany Cali­an Group Ltd., (Cali­an) has ac­quired Sat­Ser­vice Gesell­schaft für Kom­munika­tionssysteme mbH (Sat­Ser­vice), a lead­ing com­pany in the area of satel­lite com­mu­nic­a­tion...
CMS ad­vises AFIN­UM on in­vest­ment in LED torch and head torch man­u­fac­turer...
Mu­nich – AFIN­UM Achte Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG has taken a stake in Ledlenser GmbH & Co. KG, a maker of LED torches and head torches. Act­ing as lead in­vestor and ma­jor­ity share­hold­er along­side...
CMS ad­vises Pi­on­eer & Onkyo Europe GmbH on trans­fer of busi­ness activ­it­ies...
Mu­nich – Pi­on­eer & Onkyo Europe and Aqipa, a value-ad­ded dis­trib­ut­or of con­sumer elec­tron­ics, have agreed an as­set deal to trans­fer the busi­ness activ­it­ies of hi-fi and home cinema brands Pi­on­eer, Onkyo...
CMS ad­vises AFIN­UM on suc­cess­ful in­vest­ment in vent­il­a­tion sys­tem man­u­fac­turer...
Mu­nich – AFIN­UM Achte Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG has in­ves­ted in Ven­t­o­maxx GmbH, a man­u­fac­turer of de­cent­ral­ised vent­il­a­tion sys­tems, in a pro­pri­et­ary trans­ac­tion. AFIN­UM’s in­vest­ment is...
AFIN­UM ad­vised by CMS on in­vest­ment in or­gan­ic food busi­ness Zeit für Brot
Mu­nich – AFIN­UM Achte Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG has in­ves­ted in the Zeit für Brot Group. To­geth­er with AFIN­UM, ex­ist­ing share­hold­er Dirk Steiger plans to ex­pand the com­pany, in par­tic­u­lar...
AFIN­UM ad­vised by CMS on ac­quis­i­tion of Chain­Mas­ter
Mu­nich – Mu­nich-based mid-mar­ket in­vestor AFIN­UM has ac­quired all the shares in Chain­Mas­ter Bühnen­tech­nik GmbH through its port­fo­lio com­pany LIFTKET Hoff­mann GmbH. Fol­low­ing the ac­quis­i­tion, LIFTKET...
Pro­act ad­vised by CMS on ac­quis­i­tion of Ger­man IT firm Tea­mix
Mu­nich – The Pro­act IT Group has ac­quired all the shares in Ger­man com­pany Tea­mix GmbH. The Swedish group used its own shares and cash to pur­chase Tea­mix, an IT ser­vice pro­vider that fo­cuses on IT in­fra­struc­ture...
Krones AG strengthens di­git­al dir­ect print­ing port­fo­lio with ad­vice from...
Mu­nich - Krones AG has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Till GmbH to strengthen its tech­no­logy port­fo­lio. Headquartered in the Bav­ari­an town of Neut­raub­ling, Krones is one of the world's lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers...
CMS Hasche Sigle ad­vises Gimv NV on in­vest­ment in GOV­ECS GmbH
Mu­nich – Gimv NV has taken a stake in GOV­ECS GmbH to­geth­er with Bay­BG as co-in­vestor.GOV­ECS GmbH is a lead­ing European man­u­fac­turer of e-scoot­ers. The com­pany’s products range from e-scoot­ers with...