Overview

Isabelle van Sambeck is a counsel in Mayer Brown's Düsseldorf office with long-term experience in human resources and data privacy matters‎.

She has extensive experience in advising and representing national and international clients in connection with all types of individual, collective and transaction-related employment law matters (including cross-border M&A transactions, TUPE transfers of employees, restructuring, reorganization and company pension law matters). Furthermore, her expertise comprises national and cross-border data privacy issues (e.g. in the field of employee data privacy, telecommunication, telemedia etc.).

Isabelle is responsible for the firm's knowledge management in Germany.

Spoken Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

Transactions

  • Advised Fresenius Kabi on all German labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with its acquisition of Fenwal Holdings, Inc.
  • Advised Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of US construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., on insolvency labor, benefits and pension law issues in connection with the acquisition of the assets of the insolvent foundry Gießerei Kiel GmbH.
  • Advised Tesch Inkasso GmbH on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of Transcom CMS Forderungsmanagement GmbH, a financial service provider, from Transcom Group.
  • Advised a fund managed by Avedon Capital Partners on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso Forderungsmanagement GmbH.
  • Advised Caterpillar Inc. on German labor, benefits and pension law matters in relation to the bid for all shares in Bucyrus Inc. including the former German mining equipment business from RAG and the German Orenstein & Koppel business from Terex.
  • Advised Benteler Stahl/Rohr GmbH, a subsidiary of Benteler AG, on all German labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of Rothrist Rohr AG.
  • Advised a fund managed by Avedon Capital Partners on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of Seebach GmbH.
  • Advised Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar subsidiary, on all labor law and company pension matters in connection with the acquisition of Transportation Systems GmbH from General Electric (GE).
  • Advised Hewitt Associates on labor law issues in connection with the acquisition of shares in BodeHewitt AG & Co KG from Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG (HVB).
  • Advised dahm AG on all employment and pension law matters in connection with the sale of Fliegel Data GmbH and herbert dahm Datensysteme GmbH to CompuGroup.
  • Advised JER Real Estate Advisors (UK) LLP on employment and pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of the Marriott Hotel in Munich.
  • Advised Deutsche Post AG on employment law issues in connection with the ac-quisition of all shares in nugg.ad AG predictive behavioral targeting.
  • Advised Orthofix International N.V. on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in the acquisition of IMES International Medical Supplies Distribution GmbH from various shareholders in several steps.
  • Advised Zuken, Inc. on all employment and benefits law matters in the acquisition of all shares in CIM-TEAM Technische Informatik GmbH and related affiliates.
  • Advised NIBC Capital Partners on all labor, benefits and company pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of the ball bearing manufacturer Gebrüder Reinfurt GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Advised Caterpillar Inc. on all labor and company pension law matters in connection with the acquisition of the Mannheim engine builder MWM Holding GmbH from the holding company 3i.
  • Advised Imperial Chemical Industries Plc (ICI) on all German labor law and company pension matters in connection with the acquisition of the dispersible polymer powders branch of Celanese Corporation.
  • Advised Imperial Chemical Industries Plc (ICI) on all labor and company pension law matters in connection with the sale of its Uniqema branch to Croda International Plc.
  • Advised Imperial Chemical Industries Plc (ICI) on all labor and company pension law matters in connection with the sale of its German "Synetix" business to Johnson Matthey plc.
  • Advised Archstone on labor law matters in the acquisition of 94% of the shares in DeWAG and its stock of more than 6,000 flats from Pramerica Real Estate Investors.
  • Advised Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the sale of a foundry company to CT Casting Technologies GmbH.

Restructuring/Reorganisation

  • Advised a chemical group in relation to several acquisitions, its subsequent reorganization/disentanglement (including advice on several co-determination and collective employment law and pension matters including establishment of so-called pensioner companies (Rentnergesellschaften)) and the subsequent sale of certain business segments.
  • Advised a group in the textile industry in connection with its comprehensive restructuring, including advice on envisaged outsourcing of activities abroad and negotiations with the German Pension Guarantee Fund (Pensionssicherungsver-ein) in order to avoid insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised a global aluminium company on employment and pension law aspects of reorganisation measures prior to envisaged sale of its automotive structure business.
  • Advised a leading international US construction equipment manufacturer on employment law aspects in connection with the sale of its German distribution and service activities of a certain business segment.
  • Advised a group in the sports industry on all labor, benefits and pension law matters in connection with the shut down of its entire business in Germany.

Data Privacy

  • Long-term advice and support of a major global logistic company in relation to telecommunication and telemedia data privacy issues occurring in connection with the development and lodging of an innovative electronic communication product and other related software tools.
  • Advised a globally acting pension management company on social data privacy issues (in particular, transfer and use of such data).
  • Advising a global provider of rail and transit products in relation to employee data protection, especially with regard to data transfer, also outside the EU, and on the implementation of a global Code of Conduct and similar rules and policies in Germany.

Perspectives

Education

Second State Law Examination (bar exam), Düsseldorf, 2000

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat), Regional Court of Düsseldorf, 1998-2000

LLM in European and International Economic Law, University of Edinburgh, 1998

First State Law Examination, Cologne, 1997

Admissions

  • Cologne, Germany