Philipp Maier

Dr. Philipp Maier

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG


Philipp Maier is partner and head of the Baker McKenzie Employment Law Practice Group in Vienna. He joined Baker McKenzie Austria in 2009 as associate of the employment law practice group. Prior to that Philipp worked for several years in the employment law department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and in the litigation department of Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte. He also completed an internship at Aichelin Heat Treatment Systems (Detroit, USA).

Practice Focus

Philipp Maier advises national and international clients on a wide range of employment law matters, including employment contracts, pension and compensation plans, transfer of undertakings, restructurings and rights of the works council and unions. He has also expertise in employment litigation.

Professional Honors

  • Best Law Firms for Labor Law, Excellent, Leaders League Austria 2022
  • Employment, Chambers Europe 2021 
  • Best Lawyers in Austria 2019 for labor law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019


  • Austria (2007)


  • University of London (LL.M.) (2005)
  • University of Vienna (Dr. iur.) (2004)
  • University of Graz (Mag. iur.) (2000)


  • English
  • German

Co-author (with Andrea Haiden, Sophie Loidolt), Client Alert "Austria: Legal situation in the event of industrial action," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, December 2023

Co-author (with Lukas Feiler, Alexander Petsche, Silvia Samek), "Whistleblowing Directive: Closing the Gap — in 3 Steps," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, November 2023

Co-author (with Andrea Haiden), "Warum Lehrlinge derzeit keine Viertagewoche haben dürfen," Der Standard, 9.7.2023