Hendrik Röger | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Hendrik Roger
Hendrik Roger

Hendrik Röger

Partner, Hamburg

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Hendrik Röger supports clients in the full spectrum of labor law issues, with extensive experience of the aviation, energy and automotive sector.

Overview

Hendrik's practice focuses on labor law for national and international clients advising managers and HR departments in all areas of labor law. He is particularly specialized in navigating complex transactions with labor law issues, including transfer of undertakings (TUPE) and drafting M&A agreements. He has considerable experience handling extensive restructuring matters, including headcount reductions, operational changes, legal reorganizations, outsourcing projects and negotiations with works councils and unions, in particular in the aviation, automotive and energy industry. Hendrik also advises clients in compliance matters and disputes involving board members, managing directors, executives and employees. Hendrik regularly represents clients before labor courts in all instances (local labor courts, regional labor courts and federal labor court) and before civil courts.

Hendrik is particularly highly regarded as specialist for insolvency labor law, acting for insolvency administrators, companies under self administration and investors in Distressed M&A deals. Germany JUVE handbook highlights Hendrik as "highly experienced in insolvency labor law" and names Hendrik als "highly recommended lawyer" in the area of labor law.

Hendrik has published several articles and legal commentaries in the area of insolvency labor law and labor law with reorganizations. Before joining White & Case, Hendrik Röger was a research assistant at the Institute for Labour Law at the University of Hamburg and visiting lecturer at the University of Hamburg. Hendrik has been a visiting lecturer at the Hamburg Media School and also for the Bucerius Executive Education Program at the Bucerius Law School. Hendrik is a sought-after trainer for HR managers, in-house lawyers and students.

Hendrik is a member of the Lawyers' Association Hamburg, the Hamburg Assocation for Labor Law and the Labor Law Group of the German Bar Association.

Bars and Courts

  • Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Labor Lawyer)
  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • First State Exam, University of Hamburg

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Danish

Experience

Long-lasting advice and representation of Air Berlin group (aviation) in several restructuring projects, including representation in works council negotiations, highly complex conciliation processes and court cases including injunctive relief cases.

Advising an international syndicate consisting of Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and MEAG, the asset management arm of Münchener Rück, on its acquisition of Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH, the German autobahn services company.

Advising Super Group Limited, the Johannesburg Securities Exchange-listed transport logistics and mobility group, on its €153.5 million acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe.

Advising in the restructuring, sale and shutdown of companies in different industries, for example Air Berlin-Group (Aviation / MRO), Hertie (Retail), REGE Motorenteile (Automotive), Gardeur-Gruppe (Fashion), Kemmerich (Automotive), Henschel (Metal), PROKON Pflanzenöle (Renewables), Conergy-Group (Photovoltaic), Teldafax (Energy), Schieder (Furniture), Whitesell (Automotive), Schaidt (Automotive), Caritas Hamburg (Health Care), German Pellets (Energy), Hamburg International (Aviation), Innova (Retail), Flexstrom (Energy), Interconti Hamburg (Hotel), Sanicare (Health Care / Pharmacy), Metalsa / ISE Automotive (Automotive) et.al.

Advising Germany's #5 energy supplier EWE (electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, IT) and its subsidiaries, including contentious matters and  compliance projects.

Publications

  • Insolvency money, Handbuch zur Insolvenz. Eds. Joachim Kraemer, Heinz Vallender und Norbert Vogelsang, 76th edition, Bonn, October 2016, (Insolvenzgeld) (co-author with Bero-Alexander Lau)
  • Commentary on §§ 322 – 325 of German Transformation Act, Umwandlungsrecht – Gesellschaftsrecht, Steuerrecht, Verfahrensrecht. Eds. Lars Böttcher, Oliver Habighorst and Christian Schulte. Baden-Baden, 2014, (Kommentierung der §§ 322 – 325 UmwG)
  • Labor Law With Restructuring Asset Deals, Handbuch Arbeitsrecht in Restrukturierung und Insolvenz, Ed. Burkard Göpfert, Cologne, pp. 241–266, 2013, (Arbeitsrecht in der übertragenden Sanierung) (co-author with Sven-Holger Undritz)
  • Enforced Social Plan With Business Demerger, NZA, p. 294, 2012, (Sec. 134 German Transformation Act) and Company Groups – Unlimited Liability? (Der erzwungene Sozialplan bei Betriebsspaltungen (§ 134 UmwG) und Konzernverbindungen – Grenzenloser Durchgriff?) (co-author with Nina Tholuck)
  • Any Volunteers? Legal and strategic aspects of Volunteer Leave Programs for Staff Reductions, NZA-RR, p. 393, 2011, (Freiwillige vor? Rechtliche und strategische Aspekte von Freiwilligen-programmen beim Personalabbau)(Freiwillige vor? Rechtliche und strategische Aspekte von Freiwilligen-programmen beim Personalabbau) (co-author with Holger Meyer)
  • Cutting the Remuneration of Board Members and Managing Directors in Capital Companies by the Insolvency Administrator, InsVZ, pp. 123-128, 2010, (Die Vergütung von Vorständen und Geschäftsführern insolventer Kapitalgesellschaften und ihre Herabsetzung durch den Insolvenzverwalter) (co-author with Sven-Holger Undritz)
  • Co-Determination of the works council for minor spin-offs: Is size relevant?, BB, p. 894 et seqq., 2009, (co-author with Holger Meyer)

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2017/2018

Employment