Michael Kalbfus

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Michael Kalbfus is a counsel in the Munich office of Baker McKenzie. He spent his legal traineeship in the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court in Munich and passed the second state exam in Munich in 2011. He has published several articles on privacy matters.

Practice Focus

Michael advises domestic and international companies on employment law, particularly on the preparation and enforcement of the separation of employees as well as on drafting employment and lateral agreements. Furthermore, he advises companies regarding deployment of external staff, employment related compliance matters, reorganizations and restructurings, works council issues, and on domestic and international employee data privacy matters. Michael represents companies in labor court proceedings. He has published articles on employment and data privacy matters in an international context and has conducted seminars regarding lawful deployment of external staff, regarding lawful separation of employees, and regarding employee data privacy matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised on the closure of the German site of a US company in the energy sector.
  • Advised several clients on the lawful deployment of external staff, including conducting investigations concerning the deployment of over 1,000 freelancers.
  • Advised a recruitment agency on a lawful personnel placement.
  • Participated in an extensive investigation of bribery incidents in a leading logistics company.
  • Advised a German DAX group company in a complex investigation and following court proceedings concerning criminal conduct of a compliance officer with links to German, French and US law.
  • Advised a software company on a complex process of separating from employees due to breach of data privacy obligations.
  • Advised a leading company in the insurance sector on the process of separating from several executives in six jurisdictions.
  • Advised various companies in conjunction with the negotiation of works agreements on the implementation of technical devices.
  • Advised several leading pharmaceutical companies on international employee data transfers.


  • Germany (2011)


  • Higher Regional Court of Munich (2011)
  • University of Munich (2008)


  • English
  • German
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