The law office „Expert Counselling in Labour and Economic Law“ (German: „RAT & TAT“) has been founded by the German expert lawyer Dr. Rolf Geffken in 1977. The main fields in which the office is working, are German and international employment law (also Chinese law), economic law, social welfare and German aliens law.
Dr. Geffken is a licensed labour expert lawyer but also a known author on various fields, not only on law. He is also working as a lecturer especially for employment law seminars for different schools and also as an official lecturer at the University of Oldenburg.
The law office is affiliated with the Labour Institute ICOLAIR, which is conducting not only research projects about industrial relations world wide (eg India, China, Taiwan, Philippines) but also international conferences.
The China Competence Centre (CCC) is connected with law office and institute. It is active in the field of consultancy in China business and for Chinese nationals on their way to Europe as well. Dr. Geffken is additionally member of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) in Hamburg.
The publishing house VAR-Verlag is mainly editing those titles of Dr. Geffken, which had not been issued by other editors (such as „Jammer & Wind“, „Ein Norddeutsches Jahrhundert“, „The New Chinese Labour Contract Law“).