Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Cologne

T +49 221 9937 25740

Lawyer
Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Partner
Industries Mobility & Logistics

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.

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe (2021): Ranked in "Employment", Band 4
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Mention in employment law ('experienced, committed and well-connected', 'absolute professional - fast, competent and always solution-oriented')
  • Who's Who Legal (2021): recommended as National Leader in "Labour & Employment"
  • JUVE Guide (2020/2021): Mentioned under frequently recommended in the category "Labour Law"
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Labour and Employment Law"
  • WirtschaftsWoche (2020): recommended as Top Lawyer 2020 in "Labour Law"
  • Chambers Europe (2020): Ranking in: "Employment" Band 4 ("He is able to explain complicated and complex legal issues to non-lawyers. Having him explain legal issues is a pleasure to listen to.")
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020): Listed in Employment Law
  • JUVE Guide (2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "Labor and Employment Law" 
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation in the category "Labour Law" 
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Category "Labor Law"
  • 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
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

Lectures