Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft’s Cooperation Agreement With BG Holz und Metall

Luther advised Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft (VBG) on the deal.

The management of the Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft (VBG) and the Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall (BGHM) signed the agreement on a comprehensive IT cooperation in December 2021. On 1 January 2022, the internal company “NOVA” was founded, through which the IT services for both Berufsgenossenschaften will be provided in the future.

In NOVA, the employees of both cooperation partners will work together more efficiently under the joint management responsibility of a management team consisting of the previous IT managers of BGHM and VBG. The project will enable the Berufsgenossenschaften to access a modern digital communication infrastructure to a greater extent and reduce administrative costs through synergy effects.

From A for architect’s office to Z for temporary employment agency – almost 1.5 million companies from more than 100 sectors are members of the statutory accident insurance VBG. The BGG assists its members in two main areas: prevention of occupational accidents and diseases and support in the event of a claim. In 2020, over 360,000 accidents and occupational diseases were registered. The VBG takes care that insured persons find their way back into work and their social life in the best possible way. 2,300 employees at eleven locations work on this task. In addition, the VBG seminars for safety and health at work take place in the seven academies. In addition to face-to-face seminars, the VBG also increasingly offers web seminars for further training independent of location.

The Luther team included Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff, LL.M. (Partner, Lead), Robert Burkert (Associate), Julia Oertel (Associate), Guido Wenzel (Partner), Dr Mathias Mailänder (Counsel), Dr Kay Oelschlägel (Partner), Dr Christian Rabe (Senior Associate) and Sebastian Fedder (Partner).

Involved fees earner: Robert Burkert – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Sebastian Fedder – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Mathias Mailänder – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Kay Oelschläge – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Christian Rabe – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Christoph von Burgsdorff – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Guido Wenzel – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH;

Law Firms: Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH;

Clients: Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft (VBG);

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler