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Dr. Benjamin Durst

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Benjamin Durst is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office and member of the German Labor Law Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he studied at the University of Wuerzburg, where he passed his First State Exam. After graduation, Benjamin worked as a research assistant at the legal chair of civil law, labor law and civil procedural law, and received a doctorate from the University of Wuerzburg. During this period, he also worked as a legal employee in a company in Wuerzburg. Benjamin spent his legal traineeship in the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court Bamberg and passed his Second State Exam in 2021. As part of his legal traineeship, he worked inter alia for a boutique law firm specializing in employment law in Frankfurt.

Practice Focus

Benjamin advises domestic and international clients on all labor and employment law-related matters, such as terminations and drafting employment contracts. He also counsels companies on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and works council issues, as well as on the compliant use of external workforce. Benjamin also represents companies in labor court proceedings in Germany.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Bar Association - Member
  • Frankfurt Bar Association - Member
  • Juristen ALUMNI Wuerzburg e.V. - Member


  • Germany (2021)


  • Higher Regional Court of Bamberg (Assessor Exam) (2021)
  • University of Würzburg (Dr. iur.) (2020)
  • University of Würzburg (Referendar Exam) (2014)


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Author of an article on how to deal with procedural errors in the 2022 works council elections ("Betriebsratswahl: Wahlanfechtung – Umgang mit Fehlern"), Baker McKenzie Blog, 2021
  • Author of a monograph on the phenomenon of Crowdwork and its challenges for German labor law ("Crowdwork – Herausforderungen einer neuen Form der Beschäftigung für das deutsche Arbeitsrecht"), Verlag Peter Lang, 2020