• Born in 1955, Duisburg
  • Partner
  • Studied at the Universität Münster
  • Attorney since 1991, PhD 1991, Labor Attorney
  • Lecturer at the VWA Studienakademie (Duale Hochschule)
  • Examiner for the Second Juristic State Exam in Baden-Württemberg
  • Assistant at the Universität Hohenheim 1981-1991


  • Konzernbetriebsrat und Sozialplan im Konzern, Duncker & Humblot, 1992
  • Wann gibt es Entschädigungen für Nutzungsbeschränkungen?, in: Agrarübersicht 1986, S. 8ff.
  • Die Beweislastverteilung im zivilrechtlichen Umweltschutz, in: Agrarrecht 1985, S. 343ff.
  • Aktuelle Probleme des landwirtschaftlichen Umweltschutzes, in: Landtechnik 1984, S. 165ff.
  • Die Bedeutung des Naßauskiesungsbeschlusses des Bundesverfassungsgerichts für die Landwirtschaft, in: Agrarrecht 1984, S. 297ff.
  • Die Zulässigkeit von Pauschalrückstellungen für Produkthaftpflichten (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. L. Vollmer), in:Der Betrieb 1984, S. 53ff.
  • Rechtsfragen zum Umweltschutz in der Landwirtschaft (zusammen mit Th. Fischer), KTBL- Schrift 289, 1983

Legal areas

We advise companies in a focused way on all aspects of Labor Law, both in the area of individual Labor Law and collective Labor Law. We support clients in dealing with works committees and employees, both in the drafting of employment contracts, sales agreements, and severance agreements. We also advise on the preparation of employment termination and lead dismissal protection processes.

In addition, we also provide Employment Law advice in transactional matters. We also represent our clients in conciliation negotiations with the works committees (particularly “Sozialplan”), collective bargaining on salaries, etc.

We also represent directors, managers, and senior staff in all Labor Law issues.

One of the core competencies of the firm lies in the monitoring and resolution of shareholder disputes. In addition, we provide comprehensive advice on the drawing-up of social contracts, shareholder agreements, company agreements and pool solutions, and preparation for shareholders’ and general meetings. Another core competency is in the area of corporate transactions. Here we regularly counsel both buyers and sellers in comprehensive asset and share deals, including associated due diligence examinations. We are also engaged in extensive post-M & A disputes.

We provide comprehensive advice on the CISG, the Law on Commercial Agents, the Law on Commercial Trading, as in the Law on Freight Forwarding and Transportation, as well as in the design of contracts between enterprises, supply relations, framework agreements, and sales structures of various kinds, as well as on law enforcement.

Special knowledge

Advice and representation in all areas of Labor Law, in particular long-term experience in Collective Labor Law (operating agreements, restructuring, and M & A, including balance of interests/ “Sozialplan” with conciliation), compliance and occupational old-age pensions, advice to and representation of companies / directors and managers.


  • Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht


Representation and advice in German and English.