BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Benjamin Karras

Lawyer

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 872
F +49 521 96535 - 117
E benjamin.karras@brandi.net
Foreign language: English

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About me

  • Born in 1991
  • Legal studies at the University of Münster 2009-2014
  • Specialized language studies in English law, 2009 - 2011
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2014
  • Research associate at the Chair for Law and Politics, Prof. Dr. Fabian Wittreck, University of Münster 2014 - 2016
  • Legal clerkship ("Referendariat") at the Münster District Court, with postings, inter alia, at a large international law firm in Düsseldorf and at the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) 2016 - 2018
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 2017
  • Judge at administrative courts North Rhine - Westphalia (NRW) 2018 - 2020
  • Secondment to the Ministry of Justice NRW (State Judicial Examination Office, Landesjustizprüfungsamt) 2019 - 2020
  • Bar admission in 2020, with the firm since 2020

Competence

Labor law

  • Labor migration law
  • Employment agreements
  • Termination agreements
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Plant closures and restructuring
  • Company pension schemes
  • Works agreements
  • Industrial constitution law and collective bargaining law (including negotiations with works councils and trade unions)
  • Conciliation board procedures
  • Judicial and out-of-court representation in labor law disputes
  • Reconciliation of interests and social plan
  • Church labor law
  • Termination including mass layoffs
  • Legal relationships of managing directors and board members
  • Social security law
  • Restructuring of companies and businesses
  • Labor law in hospitals
  • Labor law in public service

Publications

Monographs

  • Missbrauch des Flüchtlingsrechts? Subjektive Nachfluchtgründe am Beispiel der religiösen Konversion, Tübingen 2017 (Mohr Siebeck), zugl. Münster, Univ., Diss., 2017

Essays

  • Wer war eigentlich... Hans von Dohnanyi?, in: Ad Legendum 2018, S. 57 - 59

Contributions to books

  • Die Finanzierung direktdemokratischer Instrumente, in: Jahrbuch für direkte Demokratie 2013, Baden-Baden 2014, S. 117 - 159

Memberships