Morgan Lewis partners Walter Ahrens and Jörg Siegels have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany for Employee Benefits Law and Tax Law, respectively. The rankings are based entirely on peer-review content, designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same practice area and region.
Walter counsels employers on labor and employment law issues, including workforce changes, mergers and acquisitions, European and German works councils, employment contracts, terminations, pensions and benefits, and data privacy. He also represents employers in labor courts against employees, works councils, and trade unions. Walter is part of Morgan Lewis’s cross-practice global workforce team, which provides integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration.
Jörg advises clients on corporate tax matters, including international and domestic tax planning. He counsels clients on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, and group reorganizations, such as spinoffs and outsourcings. He also works with foreign investors on their German-market activities, including permanent establishments, branches, partnership structures, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. Additionally, Jörg advises businesses on tax issues related to employee compensation, and financial instruments and investments.