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Dr. Dirk Monheim, Partner

Dr. Dirk Monheim


Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht


German, English

Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • HR Consultancy
  • Labor law and trade union issues
  • Sport

Practice notes

Dr. Dirk Monheim is a Partner in the Labour Law practice group at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich and has been working as a lawyer since 2000.

He is specialised in advising clients on all aspects of corporate restructuring, termination rights and works constitution law. In addition, he regularly provides legal advice to company executives. Dirk has special expertise and profound experience in handling disagreements and the relationship between employers and works councils. In this context, he regularly negotiates works agreements and advises employers in conciliation committee proceedings. At Eversheds Sutherland, Dirk is Head of Employment Law Litigation and participates in proceedings before German labour courts almost on a weekly basis. In addition, he regularly holds in-house training sessions for companies of all sizes on various aspects of employment law and works constitution law. Due to his profound expertise regarding training sessions, Dirk is furthermore a lecturer at Fresenius University in Munich.

Due to the fact that Dirk acts as an arbitrator at the German court of arbitration for sports and at the arbitration court as well as the federal arbitration court of the German hockey association (chairman), he has numerous contacts in the field of sports law and has comprehensive know-how regarding the transfer of players, disputes in sports labour law, disputes between athletes, clubs and associations as well as the drafting of articles of association. Moreover, Dirk advises numerous clubs on the preparation of general meetings.

Dirk is recommended by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt for employment law.

Dirk’s recent experience includes:

  • Regular legal advice as well as representation before court of a German glass manufacturer, a waste disposal company and a processor of flight passenger data, all of which rank among the biggest companies in their field, as well as of a major insurance company
  • Development of a bonus system for a major service provider for customer-oriented marketing, drafting of new employment contract structures including various guidelines, e.g. drafting of a company car policy for a major business consultancy and a large leasing company
  • Continuous cooperation with a renowned company specialised in the transfer of players in the sports sector
  • Arbitrator in sports arbitration courts on a regular basis

Selected publications:

  • Dr. Dirk Monheim – Status und Verantwortlichkeit des Trainers, in: Der Trainer im Sport, Recht und Sport, Monheim (ed.), Vol. 45, Stuttgart, 2016, pp. 21-44
  • Dr. Dirk Monheim – Das Ende des Schiedszwangs im Sport – Der Fall Pechstein, in: SpuRt, Issue 3/14, pp. 90-94

Further publications