Alexander Wolff heads the Labor Law Practice Group in the Firm’s Berlin office. He co-authored the German section of Baker McKenzie’s Worldwide Guide to Termination, Employment Discrimination, and Workplace Harassment Laws and Global Employer. He is also a regular contributor to other labor law journals, and is a frequent speaker on employment law issues in seminars and conferences.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advice to and representation of Sony Music when dislocating tasks from Berlin to Munich; negotiation of Settlement of Interest Agreement and Social Plan with works council.
- Advised Applied Materials regarding Settlement of Interest Agreement and Social Plan due to several reorganizations in Germany.
- Advice to and representation of Samsung in the framework of closure of business and mass dismissal in Berlin, negotiations with works council, union and governmental authorities.
- Represented Hapag-Lloyd, the largest German shipping company when implementing reorganization measures, negotiations with works councils and unions.
- Advising Celanese in various reorganization and restructuring measures, negotiations with works councils and unions on the occasion of closure of sites in Germany.
- Advising Mondelez since 2010 in several reorganization and restructuring measures as well as the introduction of new IT systems with negotiations with works councils and the union.
- Employment, Chambers Europe 2021
- Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for labor law and corporate pension scheme, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) - Member
- Berlin Bar Association - Member
- Association of Employment Lawyers Berlin - Member
- Germany (1999)
- Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht (Attorney Specializing in Labor and Employment Law)
- Oberlandesgericht Saarbruecken (Assessor Exam) (1999)
- University of Rostock (Dr. jur.) (1998)
- University of Passau (Referendar Exam) (1994)
- Co-author (with Felix Arnold), "Keine Freistellung oder gar Kündigung von Schlüsselpersonal vor Massenentlassungsanzeige und die Hürden ihrer inhaltlichen Vollständigkeit," Der Betrieb - Arbeitsrecht, 2/2020, S. 89
- Co-author (with Philipp Winter), "Interessensausgleich und Konsultation mit dem Betriebsrat," Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht (2017, S. 707-709)
- Co-author (with Matthias Köhler), "Neues zur Massenentlassungsanzeige: Mehr administrativer Aufwand und Risiken für Arbeitgeber!,“ Betriebsberater (2017, S. 1078-1080)
- Author, "Europäische Betriebsräte nach dem Brexit," Betriebsberater (2016, S. 1784-1786)
- Author, "Salvatorische Klauseln führen nicht zur Heilung von Wettbewerbsverboten mit fehlender Karenzentschädigung," Anmerkung zum Urteil des BAG vom 22. März 2017, Aktenzeichen 10 AZR 448/15 in Der Betrieb (2017, S. 121)