• 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

Letzte Beiträge

Back to the digital stone age: need for change for ALL employment contracts!

Back to the digital stone age: need for change for ALL employment contracts! In Germany, the so-called Verification Act has existed since 1995. [...]

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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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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
Study of Law 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

2004-2011
Associate at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf

2007
Secondment as Legal Counsel at US insurer 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