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Jones Day expands Labor & Employment practice in Germany with arrival of Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard and team

May 2019


The global law firm Jones Day announces that Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard, a renowned and experienced labor & employment lawyer, has joined the Firm as a partner in Düsseldorf.

Dr. Melot de Beauregard’s arrival is part of Jones Day’s continued expansion in Germany, which numbers more than 100 lawyers across offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich. Joining with him as associates are Maximilian Baur in Munich and Dr. Julius Arden in Düsseldorf. They join the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, which consists of more than 130 lawyers globally. Among the leading labor & employment practices worldwide, Jones Day lawyers advise companies in all labor & employment matters, providing substantial support to the Firm’s transactional practices and collaborating seamlessly for clients across all offices and practices throughout Europe and around the world. Along with partners Markus Kappenhagen in Düsseldorf and Friederike Steininger in Munich, and of counsel Georg Mikes in Frankfurt, the arrival of Dr. Melot de Beauregard and his team provides Jones Day with deep labor & employment experience throughout Germany.

Dr. Melot de Beauregard has more than 17 years of experience in complex restructurings and complex labor & employment litigation, negotiations with labor unions and works councils, and advising supervisory boards, boards of directors, and managing directors with regard to liability issues, including directors and officers liability insurance. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors, and senior executives, as well as on compliance issues, operational pensions, and outsourcing. Dr. Melot de Beauregard has longstanding experience with separation and liability processes in and out of court.

Mr. Baur counsels clients on all matters concerning labor & employment law, including litigation matters, negotiations with works councils, structuring service and termination agreements, and all employment-related questions in connection with M&A transactions and restructurings. Dr. Arden is experienced in a variety of legal matters related to labor & employment issues.

"We are taking another important step in successfully expanding our Düsseldorf Office as well as our German Labor & Employment capabilities with Paul’s arrival," said Ansgar Rempp, Jones Day’s Partner-in-Charge of Germany. "In Paul we have a new colleague who is not only an experienced and successful labor & employment lawyer but also a collaborative professional who fits well with our cohesive partnership."

"The addition of Paul and his team underscores the importance we place on growing our practice around the world by adding lawyers with extensive experience and those who share our professional values focused on addressing client needs," said Michael Gray, who co-leads Jones Day’s Labor & Employment Practice. "We look forward to working with Paul in providing innovative solutions for our clients."

"Paul’s arrival again demonstrates that we are a prime address for lawyers in Germany. We are adding a colleague with terrific client service skills and team-player qualities. His practice complements our expanding Düsseldorf Office and our German Labor & Employment Practice," says Ulrich Brauer, Partner-in-Charge Düsseldorf.

Dr. Melot de Beauregard says: "I am excited to be a part of Jones Day’s cohesive partnership and, with my colleagues, look forward to being part of the continued growth of its German Labor & Employment Practice, the Firm’s strong presence in neighboring European countries, and its global presence serving clients as One Firm Worldwide."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

In Germany, the Firm maintains more than 100 professionals in offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich.