• Thomas Wahlig
  • Thomas Wahlig
  • ...outstanding expertise and personality. His calm manner radiates sovereignty and regularly leads to the best results, especially in difficult negotiation situations.

    Legal 500
  • Very competent dealing with particularly difficult cases

    JUVE
  • He is smart, analytical, pragmatic and cool even under pressure. The combination is simply great.

    Chambers

Partner
wahlig@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 30 20 62 95 3–0
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Thomas Wahlig 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 acquisition and restructuring of companies, legal issues concerning transfer of undertaking, collective agreements, as well as representing employers in matters of negotiations with the conciliation board and complex court proceedings. A further field of his expertise is the introduction of working time models and remuneration schemes. Moreover, Thomas Wahlig has advised numerous clients on complex labor law issues including the termination of the membership in the employers association, changes regarding the applicable collective bargaining agreement and joint efforts with the works council to restructure companies. He is regularly of assistance to executives when they change their employer. Thomas Wahlig is a lecturer at the AnwaltAkademie and at the Management Circle. He is one of Germany’s leading Labor Law specialists.

Moreover, he is co-author of a key word commentary to labor law, which was published in autumn 2011 by the Nomos-Verlag. He has also written numerous other articles for journals specializing in labor law.

Language skills: German, English, Spanish
Location: Berlin

  • Career

    born in Münster

    1989-1990
    Study of Law at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada

    1990-1995
    Graduate Studies at the Free University of Berlin

    1995-1997
    Research assistant in civil law, commercial law, law theory and methodology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leenen, Free University of Berlin

    1998
    Admission to the German Bar

    1999-2005
    Lawyer at Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, partner since 2002, Head of Practice Group Labor Law since 2005

    2002
    Certified labor and employment law specialist

    2006-2008
    Partner at Salans LLP, Head of Practice Group Labour Law

    2008
    Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Berlin

  • Publications

    Der richtige Sozialplan in der Restrukturierung?, JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien, 10/2021

    Dotierungsrahmen des Sozialplans und seine Grenzen inkl. “Durchgriffshaftung” auf Konzerngesellschaften (2021). In: Holger Dahl: Mitbestimmung in wirtschaftlichen Angelegenheiten, Deutscher Fachverlag, Fachmedien, Recht und Wirtschaft

    Erfurter Kommentar zum Arbeitsrecht, (Rezension), Recht der Arbeit (RdA), 12/2018, S. 384.

    Entdynamisierung von Bezugnahmeklauseln nach Betriebsübergang, Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht (NZA), 03/2018

    Mitbestimmung außerhalb des ArbSchG und des ASiG, Abschnitt 2 – Perspektive Arbeitgeber. In: Holger Dahl und Roland Lukas: Mitbestimmung in sozialen Angelegenheiten – Band 2-Gesundheitsschutz (2018)

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  • Awards / Activities

    • Ranked by Best Lawyers as “Best Lawyers’ 2011 Berlin Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year”
    • Listed by Best Lawyers since 2009 as one of the recommended employment law specialists in Germany
    • Listed by Handelsblatt among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” 2015, 2016 and 2017
    • Listed by Who’s Who Legal since 2015 as a world-wide leading lawyer for labor & employment law
    • Listed by Legal 500 since 2013 as one of the recommended employment law specialists in Germany
    • Listed by Chambers as recommended employment lawyer
    • Listed by JUVE since 2011 as recommended employment lawyer
    • Lecturer for Management Circle AG: “Labour and Employment Law related aspects for managing directors”
    • Lecturer at AnwaltAkademie and “Arbeitsrechtstag Berlin”
    • Lecturer at Free University of Berlin
    • Member of the European Employment Law Association
    • Member of the International Bar Association
    • Member of Rotary Club Berlin Luftbrücke
    • Member of Specialist Lawyers Committee of the Berlin Bar Association

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Partner
wahlig@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 30 20 62 95 3–0

Thomas Wahlig 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 acquisition and restructuring of companies, legal issues concerning transfer of undertaking, collective agreements, as well as representing employers in matters of negotiations with the conciliation board and complex court proceedings. A further field of his expertise is the introduction of working time models and remuneration schemes. Moreover, Thomas Wahlig has advised numerous clients on complex labor law issues including the termination of the membership in the employers association, changes regarding the applicable collective bargaining agreement and joint efforts with the works council to restructure companies. He is regularly of assistance to executives when they change their employer. Thomas Wahlig is a lecturer at the AnwaltAkademie and at the Management Circle. He is one of Germany’s leading Labor Law specialists.

Moreover, he is co-author of a key word commentary to labor law, which was published in autumn 2011 by the Nomos-Verlag. He has also written numerous other articles for journals specializing in labor law.

Language skills: German, English, Spanish
Location: Berlin

Thomas Wahlig
  • ...outstanding expertise and personality. His calm manner radiates sovereignty and regularly leads to the best results, especially in difficult negotiation situations.

    Legal 500
  • Very competent dealing with particularly difficult cases

    JUVE
  • He is smart, analytical, pragmatic and cool even under pressure. The combination is simply great.

    Chambers

Career

born in Münster

1989-1990
Study of Law at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada

1990-1995
Graduate Studies at the Free University of Berlin

1995-1997
Research assistant in civil law, commercial law, law theory and methodology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leenen, Free University of Berlin

1998
Admission to the German Bar

1999-2005
Lawyer at Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, partner since 2002, Head of Practice Group Labor Law since 2005

2002
Certified labor and employment law specialist

2006-2008
Partner at Salans LLP, Head of Practice Group Labour Law

2008
Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Berlin