Dr. Tobias Leder is a partner in the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice in the Munich office.

He focuses his practice on restructurings, reorganizations, as well as on relationships with works councils and trade unions. In addition, he regularly represents companies in litigation before labor and civil courts in Germany.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, he worked at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (Lehrstuhl für Arbeits- und Sozialrecht) and at the University of Bonn (Institut für Arbeitsrecht und Recht der Sozialen Sicherheit) for several years.

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

In addition to his legal practice, he is a regular author of articles on German, European, and international labor and employment law.

Mr. Leder's experience includes advising:

Employment / Restructuring Matters

  • Airbus on ongoing general labor law topics as well as the representation in litigation matters 
  • Broadcom on various employment law restructuring measures in Germany, including downsizings and litigation matters
  • Cheplapharm in connection with the conversion into a Societas Europaea (SE), including the election of and negotiations with the special negotiating body 
  • Hexal in connection with a number of substantial restructuring measures and related works council consultations and negotiations
  • Novartis/Sandoz on the separation and spin-off of its generics division Sandoz and related negotiations with the Novartis group works council 
  • Novartis Business Services in connection with its business relocation and related negotiations with its works council
  • Salutas Pharma on various restructuring measures, the introduction and implementation of a new working time model, and litigation matters
  • Sandoz International on ongoing employment law matters, in particular in connection with the separation of executives
  • Star Alliance on restructuring and litigation matters 
  • TeamViewer AG on its conversion into a Societas Europaea (SE) 
  • EnBW, PreussenElektra, RWE, and Vattenfall on the transfer of the on-site interim storage facilities for irradiated nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from the reprocessing of irradiated fuel elements and the transfer of radioactive waste and the associated transport and storage containers to BGZ Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung mbH 

Private Equity / M&A Matters

  • Apollo Global Management on a €1 billion investment in a company controlled by Vonovia 
  • Authentic Brands Group on the acquisition of Reebok from Adidas 
  • Carlyle on a majority investment in GBTEC Software AG 
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Tipico Group 
  • Fresenius on the sale of its rehabilitation clinics to PAI
  • Novo Nordisk on employment law aspects of the acquisition of biotech company Cardior Pharmaceuticals 
  • One Rock Capital Partners on the acquisitions of Phenolic resin manufacturer Prefere Resins 
  • One Rock Capital Partners on the acquisitions of Constantia Flexibles
  • PAI on its joint venture with Nestlé for frozen pizza in Europe 
  • Partners Group on the acquisition of Rosen Group, a global provider of mission-critical inspection services for energy infrastructure assets 
  • Permira on the acquisition of a majority stake in leading property brokerage platform Engel & Völkers 
  • Platinum Equity on the acquisition of Continental Bakeries Holding B.V. 

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 2006
  • Dr. jur., Bucerius Law School, 2005
  • LLM, Duke University School of Law, 2003
  • First German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Cologne, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English