• Verena Braeckeler-Kogel
  • Verena Braeckeler-Kogel
  • Verena Braeckeler-Kogel is a proven labor law expert with specialization in banking/financial services and has an excellent understanding of decision-making processes in companies. She always find the right words in difficult situations and also towards the works councils

    Legal 500
  • Very pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable, calm and an experienced team player who knows the market and responds quickly.

    Chambers
  • Highly competent expert with a strong understanding of internal processes and the feasibility of her recommendations.

    JUVE

Partner
braeckeler@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 211 52 87 45-0
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Verena Braeckeler-Kogel’s legal practice encompasses all matters of individual and collective labor law. She has particular experience in advising national and international clients in the fields of restructuring including collective redundancies, plant closures and relocations as well as transfer of undertakings. Another focus of her work is the advice on labor law questions in the bank and financial service sector where she has expertise in drafting and implementing remuneration strategies and plans against the background of regulatory requirements.

Language skills: German, English
Location: Düsseldorf and Cologne

  • Career

    born in Neuss

    1995-2000
    Graduate Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

    2000-2001
    Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) at the University Basle, Switzerland

    2001-2003
    Compulsory legal training in Düsseldorf and Sydney, Australia

    2004
    Admission to the German Bar Association

    2004-2011
    Associate at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf

    2007
    Secondment als Legal Counsel bei US-Versicherer Genworth Financial

    2010
    Certified labor and employment law specialist

    2011-2017
    Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf, Head of the German Practice Group Labor Law of Simmons & Simmons since 2013

    2018
    Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Düsseldorf

    2020
    Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Cologne

  • Publications

  • Awards / Activities

    • Listed by Best Lawyers since 2015 as one of the recommended employment law specialists in Germany
    • Listed by Legal 500 since 2018
    • Listed by Chambers since 2013
    • Member of the labor law working group in the German Lawyer Association, in the European Employment Lawyers Association and in the German Labour Court Association

Letzte Beiträge

No entitlement to the expression of regret in a job reference

An employee whose performance has been assessed as “good” in the final reference is not entitled to an expression of regret about their departure and certainly [...]

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Employers can order employees to return from working from home

Employers who have allowed their employees to work from home during the pandemic can later order them to work in the office/company again if this is justified [...]

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Employee must prove incapacity for work if sick leave and dismissal coincide

If an employee resigns and is on sick leave on the same day for the exact duration of the notice period, there are serious doubts as to whether the employee is [...]

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Partner
braeckeler@pwwl.de
+49 (0) 211 52 87 45-0

Verena Braeckeler-Kogel’s legal practice encompasses all matters of individual and collective labor law. She has particular experience in advising national and international clients in the fields of restructuring including collective redundancies, plant closures and relocations as well as transfer of undertakings. Another focus of her work is the advice on labor law questions in the bank and financial service sector where she has expertise in drafting and implementing remuneration strategies and plans against the background of regulatory requirements.

Language skills: German, English
Location: Düsseldorf and Cologne

Verena Braeckeler-Kogel
  • Verena Braeckeler-Kogel is a proven labor law expert with specialization in banking/financial services and has an excellent understanding of decision-making processes in companies. She always find the right words in difficult situations and also towards the works councils

    Legal 500
  • Very pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable, calm and an experienced team player who knows the market and responds quickly.

    Chambers
  • Highly competent expert with a strong understanding of internal processes and the feasibility of her recommendations.

    JUVE

Career

born in Neuss

1995-2000
Graduate Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2000-2001
Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) at the University Basle, Switzerland

2001-2003
Compulsory legal training in Düsseldorf and Sydney, Australia

2004
Admission to the German Bar Association

2004-2011
Associate at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf

2007
Secondment als Legal Counsel bei US-Versicherer Genworth Financial

2010
Certified labor and employment law specialist

2011-2017
Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf, Head of the German Practice Group Labor Law of Simmons & Simmons since 2013

2018
Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Düsseldorf

2020
Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Cologne