Dr Volker Schneider

Dr Volker Schneider

Dr Volker Schneider


T +49 40 18067 12195

Certified Specialist in Employment Law

Areas of practice

Dr. Volker Schneider provides comprehensive advice in collective and individual employment law matters. He specialises in restructuring and corporate transactions, corporate constitution law, employee dismissal protection, bankruptcy employment law and employment law for members of management. Besides providing consultation, he also conducts legal proceedings.


Dr Volker Schneider studied law in Freiburg and Munich (Germany), from 1988 to 1994, followed by a legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court in Munich as well as receiving his doctorate from the University of Osnabrück. He has worked as an attorney in Hamburg since 1998. In 2001, he completed a supplementary qualification as an employment lawyer. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 2004.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Mention in "City Focus Hamburg" (first recommendation in 2023)
    The Legal 500 Germany 2021: Mention in the category "Labour Law" (first mention in 2020)
  • kanzleimonitor.de 2018/2019: Recommended in "Labour Law" (first recommended in 2017/2018)
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommended in "Labor and Employment Law" (first recommended in 2021) and "Restructuring and Insolvency Law"
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2022: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "Labour Law" (first recommendation in 2019)

Dr. Schneider's clients primarily include mid-sized, national and international companies in retail, technology, social services, logistics, banking, and personnel services, as well as a university and several general consulates.