Dr David Plitt heads the employment practice. He advises national and international companies extensively on all aspects of individual and collective labour and employment law. He has a special focus on all aspects of Future of Work, sustainability in the employment relationship and Green-HR.

He specialises in the labour and employment law support of M&A transactions and the restructuring of companies in Germany. David particularly focuses on issues concerning transfers of undertakings, works constitution and co-determination law on the board level.

Furthermore, he has proven expertise in connection with cross-border projects and the formation of European Companies (SEs). As a native Spanish speaker, David also advises Spanish-speaking clients regarding German labour and employment law issues.

David has a strong focus on clients within retail and entertainment sector. In addition to out-of-court advice, he frequently represents clients in proceedings before local and state labour courts throughout Germany and before the Federal Labour Court.

Before joining Osborne Clarke in November 2012, David was local partner of White & Case.

David holds a PhD from the University of Cologne and a Master Degree in Labour and Employment Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He regularly publishes and lectures in the field of labour law.

David is recognized as "a bank in employment law"

Helping you suceed in tomorrow's world

As the German local head of our Urban Dynamics team, I especially seek to champion the future of work, to help our clients with practical solutions for their challenges in a constantly and fast changing environment of employment and labour relations.



Osborne Clarke has advised European tech investor Tenzing on the acquisition of INCREASE YOUR SKILLS GmbH (IYS), a fast-growing cybersecurity training company, by its portfolio company MetaCompliance, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Scout24 on acquisition of Sprengnetter Group, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises akquinet on the acquisition of Enghofer Koch Consulting, read more.

Allcargo Logistics

Osborne Clarke advises Allcargo Logistics on the acquisition of shares in Fair Trade GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises CloudFactory on acquisition of machine learning platform Hasty, read more


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more

Framode GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises Framode GmbH (Pimkie Germany) on protective shielding procedures, read more


Excl. employment law advice in 12 countries. In Germany, ongoing advice to HR department; currently on reorganization of sales force.

United Cinemas International Multiplex GmbH

Consulting in connection with the reorganization (incl. staff reduction) of the German headquarters in Bochum.

VfB Stuttgart 1893 AG

Employment law advice on unfair dismissal proceedings following data protection proceedings


Osborne Clarke advises Fever-Tree on its acquisition of Global Drinks Partnership, read more

Greenyard Fresh Germany GmbH

Osborne Clarke advised Greenyard Fresh Germany GmbH on the sale of its fruit wholesale distribution centre to Frischebrüder GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advised QinetiQ on €70m acquisition of E.I.S. Aircraft Operations, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Shop.co on its acquisition by Klarna, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Kathrein on its conversion into a European company (SE) and group restructuring, read more

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