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About Dr. Boris Dzida

Boris is known for advising employers on complex restructurings and integrating employees after M&A transactions. He is the global head of our People and Reward practice group.

In particular, he advises on Germany’s data protection and privacy laws, and how these may affect plans to transfer employee information across borders. This enables clients to adopt strategies and working practices that avoid problems arising in the first place.

Boris also advises clients on employee and trade-union relations, and the implications for their reputation in the media.

Clients appreciate his skill, delicacy and awareness of these wider aspects of their interests, as well as his specific legal knowledge.

Along with his native German, Boris speaks English and French.

Recent work

  • Advising Novartis on the German employment law aspects of its £15bn portfolio transformation.
  • Advising Hapag-Lloyd on the global employment law aspects of the planning and implementation of its business combination with Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores, a South American container shipping company. 
  • Advising Karstadt on the separation of its sports and premium department stores, including the transfer of several thousand employees.
  • Advising Berggruen Holding on the employment law aspects of the acquisition of Karstadt, one of Germany’s largest department store chains, out of insolvency.
  • Advising Wella on its complete integration into Procter & Gamble.

Qualifications

Education

  • Universities of Berlin, Germany (doctor of law) and Geneva, Switzerland

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany
  • Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht, Germany

Publications

  • The rise of people analytics

  • Global Investigations: Episode 4 - Protecting the whistleblowers

  • Otto Schmidt Verlag, 8th Edition, 2018, (co-author with Henssler/Willemsen/Kalb) Arbeitsrecht Kommentar

  • Boris Dzida, Naemi Groh, in NJW 2018, 1917 Diskriminierung nach dem AGG beim Einsatz von Algorithmen im Bewerbungsverfahren

  • Boris Dzida, Naemi Groh, in ArbRB 2018, 179 People Analytics im Personalbereich – Rechtliche Risiken beim Einsatz von Algorithmen im Betrieb

  • Boris Dzida, in Festschrift für Willemsen, 2018, 95 Arbeitsrecht im Umwandlungsgesetz – weitere Fragen aus Sicht der Praxis

  • Boris Dzida, Timon Grau, in DB 2018, 189 Beschäftigtendatenschutz nach der DS-GVO und dem neuen BDSG - Zehn Fragen aus der Praxis

  • Boris Dzida, in NZA 2017, 541 Big Data im Arbeitsrecht

  • Boris Dzida, Julia Förster, in NZA-RR 2015, 561 Beginn der Zwei-Wochen-Frist bei Compliance-Untersuchungen

  • Boris Dzida, NZA 2014, 809 Tat- und Verdachtskündigung bei komplexen Sachverhalten

  • Boris Dzida, Christian Mehrens, in NZA 2013, 753 Straf- und haftungsrechtliche Risiken im Umgang mit dem Betriebsrat

  • Boris Dzida, in NZA 2013, 412 Die Einladung zur Anhörung vor Ausspruch einer Verdachtskündigung