Online Panel – “Restructuring – but properly!”

Online Panel
26. January 2023
16:00 - 17:00


From one crisis to the next! The aftermath of the Corona pandemic has not yet been overcome, and the next dark clouds are gathering on the horizon with rising energy and raw material prices, the Ukraine war, supply chain bottlenecks, a shortage of skilled workers and an inflation trend that has almost been forgotten.

For German companies, the economic environment is and remains a challenge in which tried and tested processes and planning no longer function as simply as before, but must be adapted to the current circumstances and developments almost daily and readjusted accordingly.

In addition to active liquidity and risk management, an efficient and flexible organisation of the company is essential in order to be able to react quickly to any imponderables. However, many companies – fuelled by government support programmes – failed to “weatherproof” their organisation during the pandemic period in order to be well prepared and able to act in the current crisis. But even now it is not too late to set the course.

Our experts will tell you from their practical experience how you can, in particular

  • quickly identify automation potential and existing inefficiencies in your existing organisation, evaluate them financially and consistently implement or eliminate them;
  • achieve flexibility and cost-cutting effects for your company in the short term, even without staff reductions;
  • can significantly reduce severance costs in the event of a necessary staff reduction through innovative social plan design;
  • mobilise those employees you wish to part with in a targeted manner within the framework of staff reduction measures – also with the help of a transfer company – and, conversely, retain top performers;
  • Restructuring – but the right way!

Join us online on Thursday, 26 January 2023 from 16:00-17:00 as our distinguished panel takes a practical look at the following topics, among others:



Effective ways to reduce personnel costs with and without staff reductions” – Dr. Stephan Schwilden, MBA, Managing Partner, act AC Tischendorf

“Modern, future-proof organizational set-up through holistic personnel transformation” – Dr. Gunnar Binnewies, Partner, goetzpartners

Keeping its Olympic team with the transfer company” – Christian Summa, von Rundstedt

4:50pm | Q&A SESSION


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Dr. Stephan Schwilden, MBA

act AC Tischendorf

Dr. Stephan Schwilden, MBA is Managing Partner at act AC Tischendorf. He advises numerous well-known companies, both nationally and internationally, on labour and commercial law issues, supports outsourcing projects and designs innovative models for company pension schemes. In addition, Dr. Stephan Schwilden has market-renowned expertise in managing and implementing complex restructuring projects and in representing clients in difficult negotiation and dispute situations. Clients praise Stephan Schwilden, “a good strategist with insight and a sense for pragmatic solutions, who can demonstrate expertise in company pension schemes and restructuring issues” (The Legal500 Germany).

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies

Partner, goetzpartners

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies is Partner at the Munich Office of goetzpartners and Head of Restructuring and Turnaround with a focus on Workforce Restructuring. Moreover, he leads the Corona Crisis Center.

He has a profund management consulting expertise and is specialized in turnaround, complex staff reduction programs and organizational and process optimization as well as strategic positioning. He often acts as a mediator between employers and employees with the aim of making the whole organisation sustainable – including locations, skills and processes.

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies studied business economics and business sciences at the University of Bayreuth, the ESC Rouen in France as well as the University of Hannover and gained his doctoral degree at the University of Bayreuth.

Christian Summa

Partner & Managing Director, von Rundstedt

As Managing Director of Rundstedt Transfer GmbH and Director Workforce Transformation, Christian Summa advises clients nationwide on workforce restructuring and downsizing, especially in the context of restructuring, reorganization and insolvency.

Based on many years of experience in change and separation management, he supports companies in successfully implementing restructuring projects in a decent, responsible and efficient manner at the same time.

For any questions, please contact

Lisa Fortmüller

Attorney at law
Phone: +49 69 24 70 97 22