Studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg; Doctorate on a subject of works constitution law and research assistant at the University of Augsburg; Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf
Admitted to the bar since 2013, specialist lawyer for employment law since 2017; work experience in the Employment Law department of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf and the Employment Law and Compliance & Investigations practice group of Noerr LLP, Munich
Head of Employment Law & Industrial Relations in an international technology group in Munich and Client secondment as Legal EU Labor Law and Labor Relations Manager in an international pharmaceutical group in Ulm
Lecturer at the Tax College Dr. Endriss
Benedikt Inhester works mainly on employee representation law (Betriebsverfassungsrecht). From his years as in-house lawyer, he is very experienced in dealing with works councils. He is recognised by them as reliable, solution-oriented and as a strong negotiation partner. He has successfully negotiated works agreements on almost all issues of practical relevance at all group levels. Because of his industrial experience, he can design slim and efficient co-determination processes, knows how to involve stakeholders and understands multi-project management.
Benedikt Inhester is also a passionate litigator. He has particular expertise, for example, in conducting complex mass proceedings in the air transport industry. His success in court is due to detailed preparation of the case and calm negotiation strategy. Benedikt Inhester sees himself especially also on the side of quiet conflict resolution, if that is indicated on commercial or personnel political grounds.
Practical advice to human resources staff and managers in their daily work completes his profile. Apart from legal considerations, he is always aware of business policy aspects. Clients appreciate his sensitivity and often avail of his advice before legal recourse is mentioned. He is a valued sparring partner on tactical considerations and is in demand when negotiations have reached deadlock.
Country chapter Germany; Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law 2019, 7. Edition (with Arno Frings und Michael Bogati)
Best Practice: Termination due to frequent short illnesses, in: DER BETRIEB of 19.01.2018 (with Maximilian Schimmelpfennig)
Temporary work: How to protect yourself from fines as of April 1, 2017 – Effects of the AÜG reform for the logistics industry; Deutsche Verkehrszeitung 2017 (with Mansur Pour Rafsendjani and Daniel Happ)
No holiday without pay – On granting holiday through precautionary release, in: DER BETRIEB of 14.8.2015
No claim for compensation in case of unawareness of objective unfitness of the applicant – BAG strengthens company rights in case of dubious discrimination claims; DER BETRIEB of 8.8.2014
BAG again strengthens rights of companies against ‘AGG-Hoppers’; Online blog of the Handelsblatt, Rechtsboard, 18.7.2014
To the satisfaction of all – Attractiveness advantages of companies by offering a dual course of study integrated with vocational training; PERSONALWIRTSCHAFT 2014 (with Michael Bogati)
The agreement on employer’s sole rights of decision within § 87 BetrVG – On the substance of co-determination rights in social matters of the works constitution; Cuvillier, 2012