Dietmar Heise advises large corporations and medium-sized businesses on
all matters pertaining to employment law and he also advises corporate
bodies and executives on contractual issues.
He specialises in advising
on employment law aspects in restructurings (transfers of undertaking,
negotiating reconciliation plans, social plans and company bargaining
agreements), other issues under works constitution law and also matters
related to collective bargaining and industrial action law as well as
all matters concerning board members, managing directors and senior
In matters relating to the right of co-determination,
Dietmar Heise has advised several works council and supervisory board
elections, which included dealing with how to cancel or appeal such. His
industry focus is retail and wholesale as well as the automotive and
the chemical/pharmaceutical industries.
Before joining Luther Dietmar Heise was a member of the Board of the Confederation
of German Employers' Associations (BDA) and simultaneously the Managing
Director of the service company GDA.
Previously, Dietmar Heise had been
responsible for the employment law practice area and the collective
bargaining policy at Metro AG and, amongst other things, was the deputy
head of the BDA's employment law department; he also worked as a
research assistant for Prof. Wolfgang Hromadka at the University of
Passau (Germany). He sat as an honorary judge for the Federal Labour
Court from 1999 to 2008 and joined Luther in 2004.