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Axel Braun

Certified Specialist in employment law

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Anna-Schneider-Steig 22
50678 Cologne

Phone +49 221 9937 25740
Fax +49 221 9937 110

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Curriculum vitae

Axel Braun was born in 1959. After initially working for several years as a police officer, he studied law in Cologne, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland. Upon completing his legal training to become a lawyer, which he undertook in Aachen, Cologne, Mumbai and Santander, he worked from 1990 for Fiedler & Forster in Frankfurt before joining Luther’s predecessor firm in 1995.

In the German-French working group of Luther he is also head of the employment law team. Axel Braun represents shareholder interests on the supervisory board of a group of companies operating internationally.

Areas of Practice

The focus of Axel Braun's work is on cross-border projects, corporate reorganisations and other collective law procedures (company bargaining agreements, social compensation plans, etc.). He is the author and/or editor of various reputated publication as the Handbooks Konzernarbeitsrecht, Tarifrecht and Arbeitsrecht in Europa, member of the publishers´team of the monthly employment review Der Arbeitsrechtsberater and regularly speaker or panelist to various organisations.

  • SAME Deutz-Fahr: on-going advice on all employment law issues
  • Amazon: on-going advice, litigation
  • Leading seller of electrical and electronic appliances: employment law advice with regard to foreign-based companies
  • International manufacturer and seller of specialty cheeses: comprehensive on-going advice
  • METRO Cash & Carry: advice on numerous reorganisations
  • Remondis Group: on-going advice on all matters pertaining to employment law, with a particular emphasis on collective bargaining and works constitution law
  • Rhenus Group: on-going advice and numerous business reorganisations
  • Global manufacturer of switchboards, distribution boards, air conditioning systems and IT infrastructure: on-going advice and numerous business reorganisations
  • German subsidiary of a global logistics group: advice on collective bargaining and works constitution law
  • Schmitz Cargobull: ongoing works constitution law advice
  • Ashland: advice on business reorganisation and litigation