Dirk Schnelle

  • Maximilianstrasse 13
  • 80539 Munich
  • Germany

Dr. Dirk Schnelle is a counsel in the Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice in the Munich office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Schnelle's practice focuses on individual and collective employment relations. He advises clients on employment law matters in the context of restructurings and downsizings, as well as M&A and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Latham he worked in the employment practice of another international law firm.

Mr. Schnelle is a certified employment lawyer (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht) and a member of the German Bar Association (DAV).  

Mr. Schnelle's experience includes advising:

  • Capvis Equity Partners on general employment law matters with regard to the acquisition of a majority interest in Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH 
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation on general employment law issues in connection with the strategical acquisition of six companies of the C1-Group
  • Hexal AG on general employment law issues, most recently in connection with an extensive salesforce restructuring plan
  • Onex on employment law matters with regard to the acquisition of KraussMaffei Group
  • Sandoz International GmbH on general employment issues
  • The Carlyle Group on general employment law matters with regard to the acquisition of Klenk Holz AG


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