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Bernd Klemm

Partner
Munich

Bernd Klemm

Bernd Klemm is a partner concentrating on pension law based in the Munich office. He has spent six months in the firm's London office in the Pension Department in 2001 in order to gain international experience in the occupational pensions’ area. 

Bernd is one of the most highly recognised lawyers for pension law in Germany and built up a pension practice in Germany long before most of our competitors even thought about establishing pension teams. Not by chance he is therefore considered as one of the 'leading heads' in Germany as regards pension law advice (JUVE). 

Bernd will provide you with competent, practical and solution-oriented advice, tailored to your business needs. He can assist you on all issues of occupational pension schemes including implementation, reorganization and termination of pension systems. One focus of his consulting is next to the transaction support the private law company insolvency protection and the outsourcing of liabilities for employee claims from company pensions, part- time and working time accounts, especially by means of trust structures (Contractual Trust Arrangements - CTA). 

Bernd is head of the firm's German Pensions practice. He is a member of the Association of International Pensions and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Betriebliche Altersversorgung (ABA). Bernd is editor of a textbook on pension schemes and co-editor of the renowned handbook Beck'sches Formularbuch Arbeitsrecht.

Practices

'leading head in pension law'

JUVE

Representative Experience

The harmonization of an international insurance group's company pension scheme (AMB Generali Group).

Implementation of CTA structures for several major companies in the insurance, banking and industry sector and a leading German car manufacturer.

Advising Linde Group on the insolvency protection of employees' claims for pension commitments, old age part time work and working time accounts.

Company pension law advice on the acquisition of National Semiconductor Group by Texas Instruments Group and the subsequent integration of NSC employees, including the transfer of individual contracts and the spin-off under corporate law regulations of pension obligations to Texas Instruments.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Law Degree, University of Augsburg
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