Dr Paul Gooren, LL.M. (Chicago)

Dr Paul Gooren, LL.M. (Chicago)

Dr Paul Gooren, LL.M. (Chicago)


T +49 30 52133 21142

Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Partner , Partner
Industries Mobility & Logistics , Italy , Rail

Areas of practice

Paul Gooren advises corporate and other clients on all matters pertaining to individual and collective employment law, inter alia, the drafting of employment contracts, dismissals, industrial action, co-determination, compliance, works constitution law, and collective bargaining agreements. In addition to providing legal advice, he also acts as a litigator before labour and civil courts. Furthermore, he has authored various specialist publications.


Dr Paul Gooren studied law in Berlin (Germany) and Bologna (Italy) until 2010, following which he worked as a research assistant for an employment law chair at the Berlin Humboldt University. In 2014, Paul Gooren was awarded his doctorate from the University of Leipzig (Germany) for a thesis on a collective employment law topic. Paul Gooren carried out his legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin. He then went on to obtain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Chicago (USA). Paul Gooren was admitted to the German Bar in 2016 and joined Luther the same year. Since 2021, he has additionally been a certified specialist in employment law.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendations in the category "Labour Law" and mention in "City Focus - Berlin"
  • Thomson Reuters 2024: Award as Stand-out Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommendation in "Ones to Watch" in "Labor and Employment Law" (first recommendation in 2022) and "Litigation"

  • Providing ongoing advice and representation in court to the Deutsche Bahn Group in matters pertaining to collective employment law (e.g. the principle of applying only one collective bargaining agreement per employment relationship or per business, as well as proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights)
  • Ongoing advice to Beiersdorf AG
  • Representation in court of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR
  • Providing comprehensive ongoing advice and representation in court to an international steel group


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