The future belongs to Berlin: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises Hertha BSC on short-time work, quarantine, and head coach change

Lawyer Thomas E. Herrich, Member of the Execvutive Board and In-house Counsel at Hertha BSC, and his team have mastered various challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Hertha BSC was advised by a team led by Dr. Johan-Michel Menke and Dr. Thomas Schulz, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Hamburg.


Supported by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Hertha BSC was able to use the pandemic-related interruption of the season for a realignment of its sports activities. At the same time, the capital city team secured jobs through short-time work and salary waivers. As a result, the Berliners also strengthened their position in the quarantine-related break from soccer training with this idea of solidarity. Especially with the appointment of the new head coach Labbadia as successor of Jürgen Klinsmann, the capital city team sends a positive signal to society: The Bundesliga carousel will continue to turn.

Counsel to Hertha BSC
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Johan-Michel Menke, LL.M. (Lead, Employment),
Dr. Thomas Schulz, LL.M. (Lead, Sports Law)
Dr. Arietta von Stechow (Employment)
Timo D. Trefzger (Sports Law), all Hamburg
Dr. Ruben A. Hofmann (Dispute Resolution), Cologne

In-house Legal:

Thomas E. Herrich, Lawyer and In-house Counsel, Member of the Executive Board
Marcus Becker

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