Othmar K. Traber

Lawyer | Specialist Lawyer for Labour Law | Partner


28203 Bremen
Contrescarpe 21
Telephone +49 (421) 33 34-241
Telefax +49 (421) 33 34-111

Fields of Law
About me

Othmar Traber studied law in Bonn and was previously head of the legal department at an employers’ association in Berlin, before joining the firm’s practice group to focus on Employment Law. Mr. Traber advises companies on all aspects of Employment Law, particularly on collective issues. A large part of his consultancy activity focuses on Maritime Labour Law and in cross-border projects – in the case of M & A processes or the posting of workers, for example. Mr. Traber frequently renders advice to CEOs and senior executives, and is a regular lecturer for associations and companies and an experienced litigator, representing state corporations in matters of public liability. He became a partner of the firm in 2014.


European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

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  • Consideration of preemployment as a freelancer in terms of checking fixed-term contracts by courts, European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 2, 2019, S. 90 ff.
  • Projektbefristung und Prognoseentscheidung, FA (Fachanwalt Arbeitsrecht, Verlag Luchterhand) 2005, S. 363-366
  • Haftung des Betriebsrats-Anwalts, FA 2008, S. 40-43
  • German minimum wage and ramifications for the UK transport industry, Transport Monthly Heft 5, 2016, S. 30
  • Brexit: Unforeseen Consequences for forwarders and hauliers in France and Germany?, Transport Monthly Heft 6, 2016 (mit Dominic Ward)
  • German shipping company wins lawsuit over illegal Union boycott, Ship Management International, Heft 65, 2017, S. 49
  • “What are the consequences for vacation entitlement where the number of working days changes during the year?”, European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 3, 2017, S. 163 ff.
  • “Greek austerity bills do not apply to Greek citizens employed in Germany”, European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 4, 2017, S. 229 ff.
  • “Continued application of church labour law for secular employer after transfer of undertakings by means of a dynamic referral clause”, European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 3, 2018


  • Supreme Court applies Max Planck and Kreuziger judgments, Anm. zu Lettisches Verfassungsgericht, Urteil v. 29.03.2019, European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 2, 2019, S. 106 ff.
  • Transfer of undertakings, Anm. zu EuGH, Urteil v. 27.4.2017, C-680/15 (Asklepios Kliniken), European Employment Law Cases (EELC) Heft 2, 2017, S. 106 ff.
  • Anwendbarkeit des MiLoG auf ausländische Fuhrunternehmer, Anm. zu FG Berlin-Brandenburg, Beschluss v. 7.2.2018, 1 V 1175/17, TranspR Heft 7-8, 2018, S. 322 f.
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