Axel Braun

Axel Braun

Axel Braun


T +49 221 9937 25740

Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Industries France , 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.


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 2023: Ranking in "Employment" (first ranking in 2011, Band 5), ("He is able to explain complicated and complex legal issues to non lawyers. Having him explain legal issues is a pleasure to listen to", client)
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Labour Law" (first listed in 2010/2011), ("Very qualified advice, quick response, pragmatic approach, good in coordination with third parties", client)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2022: Listed in "Labour Law" (first listed in 2012), ("Axel Braun is a brilliant lawyer with many years of experience."; "High level of expertise, reliable, very knowledgeable especially in collective labour law."; "Axel Braun: Deep in the subject, solution-oriented, explains legal background in a way that is understandable even for non-lawyers and in an appropriate tone. High availability even at short notice.")
  • Who’s Who Legal 2024: Recommendation "National Leader" in "Germany – Labour & Employment" (first recommendation in 2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2023: Award "Thought Leader" in "Thought Leaders Germany – Labour & Employment" and recommendation as "Global Leader" in "Labour & Employment" (first recommendation in 2021)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Labor and Employment Law" (first recommendation in 2009) and "Employee Benefits Law" 
  • WrtschaftsWoche 2020: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "Labour Law" (first recommendation in 2012)
  • PLC 2012: Recommendation in "Labour and Employee Benefits" (first recommendation in 2010)

  • 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