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Dr. Christian Reichel

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Christian Reichel joined Baker McKenzie Frankfurt in 1998 after serving Allianz Lebensversicherungs AG as assistant to the board since 1996. He graduated from the University of Munich in 1992 and passed his second state exam in 1996. He completed his Doctorate studies at the law faculty of the University of Goettingen in 1995. Christian is admitted as an attorney specialized in employment law.

Practice Focus

Christian is active in the area of pension and employment law. He advises companies in all contentious and non-contentious pension, employment law related matters, in particular in conjunction with complex reorganizations and M&A activities, negotiations with works councils and unions, negotiations of European Works Council agreements, outsourcing projects and the hiring of, and separation from, managerial employees. Christian advises on the introduction, change, transfer and closure of pension and other benefit schemes, pension funds and Contractual Trust Arrangements.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representation of Fidelity Investments in employment, employee benefit and pension matters
  • Representation of DURA Automotives in restructuring projects in Germany and Europe.
  • Representation of Cameron in the restructuring of its pension plan.
  • Representation of Computer Sciences Corporation in restructuring and employee benefit matters.

Professional Honors

  • Most renowned law firms and lawyers for labor law, Wirtschaftswoche 2021 
  • Employment, Chambers Europe 2021 
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 edition for Labor and Employment Law since 2012
  • Leading Individual in Pension Law, Juve Germany 2009/2010
  • Leading Individual in Structuring Company Pension Schemes, Juve Germany, since 2007/2008


  • Germany (1998)


  • Bavaria State (Assessor Exam) (1996)
  • Economic University St. Petersburg (1992)
  • University of Munich (Referendar Exam) (1992)
  • University of Siena (1989)
  • Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Attorney Specializing in Labor and Employment Law)


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • London

Co-author (with Hagen Köckeritz), "Flexi-II-Gesetz: Mehr Flexibilität – auch bei Altguthaben?" AuA 2009, 426

Author, "EU social labour laws in European pension funds," Investment and Pensions Europe, April 2009

Co-author (with Gregor Dornbusch and Alexander Wolff), "Kommentar zum Kündigungsschutzgesetz," Beck Verlag, 2009<

Co-author (with Schmandt), "Betriebliche Altersversorgung bei Unternehmenskauf und Umstrukturierung," Beck Verlag, 2006

Co-author (with Heinz-Josef Heger), "Betriebliche Altersversorgung – Ein Grundriss," Beck Verlag, 2003

Christian regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on pension, employment law and employee benefit related issues. He is a lecturer on pension law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Christian is also lecturer of employment law at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen.