Before joining METIS on 1 May 2022, Vera Luickhardt was a member of Allen & Overy's employment law team for eleven years. She advises German and international companies on all employment law issues. She has particular expertise in the areas of European Works Councils, the deployment of external staff – in particular in corporate groups - and mobile working. She recently assisted the central management of a global food company in negotiations on the establishment of a European Works Council.
Vera Luickhardt joins Prof. Dr. Daniel Benkert's team as Counsel. Her new working environment is also very international: METIS has a very active cross border employment law practice advising international companies on inbound transactions or market entry in Germany. The employment law team, inter alia, advised the US shell company SPAC Qell Acquisition on employment law issues in its billion-euro merger with the Munich-based electric air taxi manufacturer Lilium.
"We are delighted to have gained a highly qualified and extremely experienced expert in Vera Luickhardt," said Benkert. "With her focus on international matters, she is a very good fit for our practice. She is the core of our new employment law presence in Düsseldorf. We look forward to further expanding it together."