• Dr. Thomas Thees
  • Dr. Thomas Thees

+49 (0) 69 34 87 63 9-0

Dr. Thomas Thees advises national and international corporations and group of companies on all matters of individual and collective labor law. He has particular experience in the fields of service contract law of top executives and the adjoining company law, litigation, negotiations with the works council and trade unions and company pension schemes. Furthermore, he advises board members, managing directors and top executives and he regularly gives talks and holds seminars on labor law related aspects.

He advises national and international clients on all labor law aspects of M&A, operational changes and restructurings; this includes negotiations on reconciliation of interests and social plans, staff cuts, transitions and outsourcing. Moreover, Dr. Thees has extensive knowledge and experience with all matters of service and employment contracts, works constitutions and collective bargaining agreements. Dr. Thees advises and represents companies and top executives in court in all matters of employment and service contract law in all instances up to the Federal Labor Court.

Language skills: German, English
Location: Frankfurt am Main

  • Career

    born in Wittlich

    Graduate Studies in Saarbrücken und Trier

    Legal training at the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz

    Research Assistant in the faculties of labor law, civil law, competition law and European law at the University of Saarland and Trier

    Admission to the German Bar Association

    PhD thesis on personal rights in the employment relationship, supervised by Prof. Dr. Horst Ehmann

    Lawyer at Grützmacher Gravert & Partner, Frankfurt am Main

    Certified labor and employment law specialist

    Lawyer at Andersen Legal and EY Law, since 2006 Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, since 2000 Partner and Head of Labor Law, Frankfurt am Main

    Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Frankfurt am Main

  • Publications

    Hölters – Handbuch Unternehmenskauf – arbeitsrechtlicher Teil, (seit 7. Aufl.), 9. neu bearbeitete Auflage, 2019, Hölters (Hrsg.), Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt

    Personalrecht-Lexikon beck online 2019 (Hrsg) Minn/Stück/Braun, Personalrecht-Lexikon

    Stichwortkommentar Arbeitsrecht – Beitrag Betriebliche Bündnisse für Arbeit, herausgegeben von Dr. Marcel Grobys, Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heermeier, Nomos Verlag, 2019

    Arbeitsrechtliche Neuregelungen durch das Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz ab 2018, Der Betrieb 2017, 1777

    Handbuch Tarifrecht, 2. Auflage 2016, Herausgeber: Thüsing, Braun, Verlag C.H. Beck

    all publications
  • Awards / Activities

    • Regular lectures in the field of labor law, e.g. at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (DGFP), Bundesverband der Arbeitsrechtler in Unternehmen (BVAU)
    • Listed by JUVE and Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt as recommended employment law specialist in Germany