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Multinational chemical conglomerate successfully defends against works council seeking declaratory judgment against operational change

Clients Multinational chemical conglomerate

Jones Day is successfully defending a multinational chemical conglomerate against its works council seeking declaratory judgment against an operational change trying to prevent the establishment of an arbitration board. The works council was forced to withdraw its action as the company successfully achieved the arbitration board establishment in two court instances. After two arbitration board hearings the works council could no longer prevent the intended operational change, irrespective whether an agreement on a reconciliation of interests was concluded or not.