What is the ffa?
The ffa is a community of labour lawyers – regardless of whether they represent primarily employers or employees – established to offer labour law at the highest level. With this intention, they meet annually on the third weekend in November in Berlin to exchange ideas, make new connections, renew old ties and – last but not least – deepen the knowledge of labour law in a seminar setting.
The number of ffa members is limited, according to its statute, to 100. The objective of this limit is to underline the importance of contacts and the exchange of information. As a result, the ffa has consciously set itself apart from other large labour law organizations. Each labour law attorney in the ffa should personally know and value each other. This encourages a more intense exchange of views than is possible at other functions.
These fundamental principles of the ffa are also reflected in the annual seminar weekend held in Berlin. All participants sit in a circle during the discussions in order for everyone to participate on an equal basis.
The importance of labour law, in the interests of both employees and employers, has grown steadily in recent years. Both sides stand, however, against increasingly complex labour law matter that is difficult for litigants to understand.
A sprawling jurisdiction within which laws differentiate depending on the responsible Higher Labour Court as well as different laws in partially identical jurisdictions, make it virtually impossible to properly represent labour law without consulting specialists. These specialists must possess high qualifications both in the field of individual as well as collective labour courts. The ffa promotes and safeguards these qualifications.
Who is a member of the ffa?
The lawyers in the ffa are united to represent employers as well as employees. They have come together in an exclusive professionally-oriented ffa not only to accompany the development of labour law in the Federal Republic of Germany at a highly qualified level, but also to shape it. Many of the members are also active in other major labour law committees and academically committed through their publications and articles.
The Executive Board