RA Dr. Cord Imelmann

Specialist solicitor for labour law

The consulting focus of Dr. Cord Imelmann lies on the following practices:

  • Labour law
  • Law of occupational pensions
  • Insolvency law


Cord advises medium-sized businesses, self-employed and individuals in all areas of employment law. These include individual rights (termination, limitation, discrimination) and collective issues (employee participation rights, election of the works council). In addition, Cord designes working and managing contracts and developes collective arrangements, such as operating agreements. Cord represents the rights of his clients in all courts and in labor arbitration committee.

Another focus is the resolving issues of occupational pensions. This involves the design of pension commitments, their adaptation and coverage. Cord provides these services as managing director of the specialized Status C.I. Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

Cord is also active in the area of insolvency law. He is regularly appointed as insolvency administrator or trustee by the court. This activity led to a particular expertise in the field of labor law in the crisis and the insolvency.

Curriculum vitae

Born 1962, married, 4 children.

1980 Abitur (German university entrance qualification), then military service.

1983 Training as a bank clerk at Deutsche Bank.

1985 law studies at the University of Hamburg, First State Exam 1990, then internship in a law firm in Los Angeles.

1991 Legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Celle, Second State Exam 1993.

1994 Doctorate (PhD/Dr. jur.) at the University of Hamburg with a thesis in
insurance law (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Winter), admission as a lawyer.

Cord is a member of the working group employment Law of the German Bar Association and the Rotary Club Wilhelmshaven-Friesland.

Representative Experience

  • Ongoing employment law advice and legal representation for small businesses and self-employed in many industries (manufacturing, media, call center, health professional) in all labor law issues.
  • Project and design of pension schemes for occupational retirement provision in medium-sized companies of all sizes, including those with more than 5,000 employees.
  • Replacement of existing pension plans.
  • Reorganisation of smaller companies in insolvency proceedings.
  • Labour law management of insolvency proceedings and insolvency (operational changes, social plans and collective redundancies).