Wolff

Dr. Alexander Wolff

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

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.

Practice Focus

Dr. Wolff routinely advises clients on employment matters relating to reorganizations and restructurings, transfer of businesses (TUPE), negotiations with works councils and unions, as well as general employment advice. He also advises on executive compensation and employee benefits, mass dismissals and employment litigation. In addition, he provides sound counsel on issues arising from data protection and discrimination, pension funds and harassment issues. He also handles employment litigation, employer-work council relations and the mandatory representation of employees in companies’ supervisory boards.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Provided legal advice to and representation of Sony Music when dislocating tasks from Berlin to Munich; negotiation of Equalization of Interest Agreement and Social Plan with works council.
  • Provided legal advice to Applied Materials regarding Equalization of Interest Agreement and Social Plan due to several reorganizations in Germany.
  • Provided legal advice to and representation of Samsung SDI Germany in the framework of closure of business and mass dismissal in Berlin, negotiations with works council, union and governmental authorities.
  • Provided legal advice regarding privatization of state owned hospitals in Hamburg and in the states of Brandenburg and Lower Saxony, negotiations with employee representatives and unions.
  • Represented Hapag-Lloyd, the largest German shipping company when implementing cut-cutting measures, negotiations with works councils and unions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Berlin Bar Association
  • Association of Employment Lawyers Berlin

Admissions

  • Germany (1999)

Education

  • 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)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Frankfurt
  • London

Publications

Co-author (with Philipp Winter), „Interessensausgleich und Konsultation mit dem Betriebsrat” in Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht (2017, S. 707-709)

Co-author (with Matthias Köhler), „Neues zur Massenentlassungsanzeige: Mehr administrativer Aufwand und Risiken für Arbeitgeber!“ in Betriebsberater (2017, S. 1078-1080)

Author, „Europäische Betriebsräte nach dem Brexit“ in 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)

Co-author (with Gregor Dornbusch), „KSchG Kommentar zum Kündigungsschutzgesetz und zu den wesentlichen Nebengesetzen“, (2. Edition, Luchterhand Verlag, Köln 2007)