Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Cologne

T +49 221 9937 25740

Partner
Lawyer
Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Industries French Desk , Mobility & Logistics , Automotive

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 and regularly speaker or panelist to various organisations.

Practices
Vita

After initially working for several years as a police officer, Axel Braun 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.

Clients

  • 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

Publications

Honors and Distinctions
  • Chambers Europe (2019): Ranking in "Employment" Band 4
  • Best Lawyers (2020): Award in the category "Labor and Employment Law"
  • Best Lawyers (2019): Award in the category "Labor and Employment Law"
  • Chambers Europe (2018): Listed under "Employment" Volume 3 ("very friendly guy" and a "very good employment lawyer")
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Mentioned among frequently recommended lawyers in the category "Labour Law" ("top-quality, very fast and highly experienced, pleasant negotiating partner", competitor )
  • The Legal 500 (since 2012): Listed under Employment (2016): Axel Braun is perceived as a "qualified and knowledgeable colleague" in the market
  • Chambers Europe (since 2011): Listed in „Employment"
    Axel Braun is described by interviewees as a "very friendly guy" and a "very good" employment lawyer.
    The "real expert in the collective labour law field",  Market observers note that he "is very international," and clients also say: "He has a good sense of what is possible and not possible in court cases, and his success rate is very high. He is also a very good consultant for HR people and general managers."
  • JUVE Guide (since 2010/2011): Ranking in the category "Employment Law" as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers (since 2009): Listed in Labor and Employment Law
  • Practical Law (Multi-Juristdictional Guide 2012/13): Ranking in the category "Employment and Employee Benefits"
  • Legal Experts EMEA (2012): Listed in the category "Employment"
  • WirtschaftsWoche (2012): Listing as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in Employment Law.
  • PLC (2010-2012): Listed under "Labour and employee benefits" as a recommended lawyer