Matthias Rubner is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. He primarily advises on employment law.
Mr. Rubner provides French and international clients with labor law advice related to corporate reorganizations and downsizing, business outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and relationships with unions and employee representatives. He frequently engages in negotiations with unions, work councils, and the labor administration and related litigation.
Mr. Rubner has strong expertise in the area of data protection law, employee privacy, codes of business ethics, and whistleblower procedures. He regularly advises US clients on how to conduct investigations in France and how to reconcile export control legislation with EU and on French data protection and employee privacy rules.
Mr. Rubner is fluent in French, English, and German. He is a frequently featured speaker at seminars in France, the UK, Germany, and the US.
Ranked in Best Lawyers 2023, and has been for the last 10 years.
Mr. Rubner is recognized as a Leading Individual. Chambers Europe 2022
“An excellent lawyer: he is easy to talk to, knows his subject and takes good care of clients.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Recognized in Chambers Europe 2020 rankings.
“Noted for his profound expertise in employment issues arising from M&A, including consultations with employee representatives. He also handles contentious matters concerning redundancies and social security.” Chambers Europe 2019
“Mr. Rubner, who is in sole charge, has deep and perfect knowledge of the German language and legislation.” Legal 500 EMEA 2018