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Modern Work Meets Rule of Law

Munich | 28 February 2019



Forum on the working world of the future 


Join us for the Forum Modern Work Meets the Rule of Law on 28 February 2019 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Take part in a one-day discussion about “working lives of the future and how they can be regulated by law” at one of the most significant centres of technical and scientific culture. 

Not only does this extraordinary location create a tension in the observer somewhere between tradition and technology - the digitalisation also changes our working lives, making them more flexible, mobile, and interlinked. How can or should phenomena such as crowdworking, agile workflows and artificial intelligence be regulated?

In this interactive forum, we will discuss the challenges we are facing by these developments under employment law with lawyers specialising in employment law
, entrepreneurs, human resources specialists, and professors. Get inspired by stirring speeches and panels of practitioners and experts about the various perspectives on this topic. Take part in round tables to engage with us in a dialogue on the future of work.


09.00 am



09.30 am


Keynotes (German/English)
Marc André Gimmy, Sean Nesbitt, Head of the practice area Employment law Germany & UK, Taylor Wessing

10.00 am

The digital future of work (English/German)

Interdisciplinary panel between Prof. Dr. Jeremias Prassl, (Oxford University, Law Faculty), Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society), Prof. Dr. Enzo Weber (Institute for Employment Research)


11.15 am


Coffee break


11.30 am


Keynote with subsequent Q&A session: Has Modern Work arrived in Politics? (German)

Christoph Busch, Head of New Work & Innovation, Bitkom

12.00 pm

Pecha Kucha lectures: Modern Work in business practice (German)

  • Five14: Executive Search for the New Work Era
    Daniela Conrad, Executive Partner
  • Tandemploy: New Work in the digital era - beyond buzzword bingo
    Birte Welsch, Customer Happiness Manager
  • Truffls: Lessons from Tinder: Job-Dating for Recruitment in Digitization
    Anna Herzog, Head of Sales


12.45 pm


Lunch & Get-together


01.45 pm


Keynote: The challenge of agile organisational structures (German)

Prof. Dr. Martin Klaffke, University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW)

02.30 pm

Employment law & modern work concrete: Fish bowl panel (English/German)

  • Sean Nesbitt, Taylor Wessing London, The Digital Employer – Impact on Labour Law
  • Dr. Anne Förster, Taylor Wessing Düsseldorf – Scrum – legal frameworks
  • Joe Aiston, Taylor Wessing London - Modern work and legal impact from the anglo-saxon perspective


Live from Japan via Skype:

  • Dr. Michael Pils, Taylor Wessing Dusseldorf – Crowdworking: Working from home and subject to social insurance contributions
  • Yuri Sugano (菅野百合), Nishimura Asahi


03.30 pm


Blackberry break


03.45 pm





04.15 pm


Keynote: Transformational Confidence: The working world of the future between dystopia, utopia & reality? (German)

Cem Ergün-Müller, Head of Digital Open Space, Deutsche Telekom AG


Roundtables with all speakers (German/English)

05.15 pm




Take aways (German/English)
Marc André Gimmy, Sean Nesbitt, Taylor Wessing


optional: Guided tour through the exhibition of Deutsches Museum (German)





Christoph Busch

Bitkom e.V.


Head of New Work & Innovation and Head of the Task force "Arbeit 4.0"




Daniela Conrad



As a mother of three and Executive Partner she is a prime example for female leadership and New Work.





Cem Ergün-Müller

Deutsche Telekom AG


Head of Digital Open Space, as innovation manager his main goal is to expand the innovation network of the company on all areas. 




Marc André Gimmy

Taylor Wessing


Lawyer, Head of Practice Area Employment, Pensions & Mobility (Germany) and expert for Employment Law in the field of Modern Work




Sean Nesbitt

Taylor Wessing


Lawyer (UK) and Head of international group Employment, Pensions & Mobility





Jeremias Prassl

University of Oxford


One of the leading scientists in the field of employment law and digitalization




Birte Welsch



Customer Happiness Manager and expert for new work in the digital age








The Deutsches Museum





How to get there

Experience a day at this extraordinary location with us. It is among the world's oldest and largest museums of science and technology. The Deutsches Museum is an outstanding place for communicating scientific and technical knowledge and for a constructive dialogue between science and society. Its unique collection of original exhibits makes Deutsches Museum a leading international venue for celebrating science and technology as a cultural endeavour.


(Source: Deutsches Museum)


Parking areas within walking distance are very limited. We therefore recommend public transport for your journey.


  • S-Bahn:
    All trains to Isartor
  • U-Bahn:
    Line 1+2 to Fraunhoferstraße
  • Tram:
    Line 16, 17, 18


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