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  • Dr. Dirk Freihube
  • Dr. Dirk Freihube

Partner
freihube@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 69 34 87 63 9-0
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Dr. Dirk Freihube advises national and international corporations and groups of companies on all matters of individual and collective labor law. He represents his clients in all instances including regularly before the Federal Labour Court. He has special expertise in company restructurings, especially in the area of aviation, automotive and finance. He also represents companies at conciliation boards as well as in matters of works constitution and collective bargaining agreement related classification disputes. With respect to planning and implementing daily HR processes, he is also available as a permanent contact partner for mid-sized companies. Other main areas of his work are top management separation processes and the representation of supervisory boards, shareholders, management boards, executives and other managers.
He regularly gives talks and holds seminars and is the author of several labor law related publications.

Dr. Dirk Freihube has been recommended as one of Germany’s leading Labor Law specialists by JUVE and Legal 500.

Language skills: German, English
Location: Frankfurt am Main

  • Career

    born in Kronberg Taunus

    1992-19978
    Graduate Studies in Marburg and Berlin

    1998-2000
    Research assistant at the department of law and civil law at the Free University of Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Adomeit

    2000
    PhD thesis on occupational employment pacts between employer and works council

    2001-2005
    Lawyer at Taylor Wessing, Berlin

    2005
    Certified labor and employment law specialist

    2005-2012
    GÖHMANN Rechtsanwälte, Partner since 2007, Head of the Labor Law department, Frankfurt/Main

    2012-2015
    Partner and Head of the Labor Law department at SIBETH (today Arnecke Sibeth)

    2016
    Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law

  • Publications

    Die arbeitsrechtlichen Herausforderungen der häuslichen und alternierenden Telearbeit, in: Dobreva/Hack-Leoni/Holenstein/Koller/Nedi, Neue Arbeitsformen und ihre Herausforderungen im Arbeits- und Sozialversicherungsrecht, Dokumentation der 8. Assistentinnen- und Assistententagung im Arbeits- und Sozialversicherungsrecht vom 26.-28.07.2018, Nomos Verlag

    Die neue Institutsvergütungsverordnung – Veränderte Spielregeln für Abfindungszahlungen in der Finanzbranche, Der Betrieb

    Inhaltskontrolle bei Jahressonderzahlung – betriebliche Übung, Betriebs-Berater 05/2012

    Kleine Revolution in Erfurt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 04.05.2011

    Das Ende der kurzfristigen Personalplanung durch Leiharbeit?, Betriebs-Berater 02/2011

    Neue Spielregeln für arbeitsvertragliche Vereinbarungen von Sonderzahlungen, Der Betrieb 2008

    Was bringt das Pflegezeitgesetz!?, Der Betrieb 06/2008

    Delikater Datenschutz – Strenge Regeln für Privattelefonate am Arbeitsplatz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 04. Juni 2008

    Kein Aufstieg ohne Risiko, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 22.08.2007

    BB-Kommentar zu BAG v. 18.08.2005 AZ: 8 AZR (Aufhebungsvertrag bei geplantem Betriebsübergang), Betriebs-Berater 2006

    all publications
  • Awards / Activities

    • Listed by JUVE as recommended lawyer
    • Listed by The Legal 500 as a recommended labor lawyer: „Dirk Freihube has excellent knowledge, is considered reliable, experienced and possesses strong negotiation skills“
    • Repeatedly recommended by Kanzleimonitor in 2016 and 2017