Hans-Christian Ackermann

Hans-Christian Ackermann

Hans-Christian Ackermann


T +49 211 5660 18772

Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Industries Health Care & Life Science , Logistics , Energy

Areas of practice

Hans-Christian Ackermann focuses on advising companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, particularly within the context of acquisitions, restructurings and outsourcing transactions, as well as with regard to company pension schemes. This includes conducting negotiations with works councils and trade unions. He further advises board members, managing directors and executive employees. In addition, Hans-Christian Ackermann lectures regularly on employment law topics at diverse seminars, conferences and training events on national and international level.


Hans-Christian Ackermann studied law at the Universities of Berlin and Cologne (Germany). His legal training at the Regional Court of Dusseldorf (Germany) included working for the Labour Court and the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf and for a renowned law firm in the USA. Hans-Christian Ackermann joined Luther's predecessor firm in 1993. He is a certified specialist in employment law.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2010: Recommendation in „Labour Law“, („Hans-Christian Ackermann convinces with his legal knowledge, experience and service quality.“)
  • kanzleimonitor.de 2023/2024: Recommendation in „Labour Law“ (first recommendation in 2021/2022)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in „Labor and Employment Law” (first recommendation in 2017)
  • PLC 2012: Recommendation in“Labour and Employee Benefits” (first recommendation in 2010)

  • Autoneum Holding AG: comprehenisve employment law advice and assistance in connection with the acquistion of Borgers group
  • BFG Niederrhein GmbH (Impro-Group): employment law advice in view of the closure of the site and negotiation with the works council
  • Denso Ten Europe GmbH: employment law advice in view of the closure of the German business and negotiation with the works council
  • Schott AG: advice on the various restructurings and the employment law consequences
  • Westaflen AG: advice in connection with the termination of a joint venture.
  • Stadtwerke Neumünster: advice on the carve out of parts of the district heating business to an affiliated company
  • E.ON Drive Infrastructure GmbH: comprehensive employment law advice
  • Amazon Fulfillment Germany GmbH: on-going advice, litigation
  • Fujifolm Electronic Immaging Europe GmbH: comprehensive employment law advice and litigation
  • Makita Werkzeug GmbH: employment law advice, litigation and various restructuring measures
  • Kawasaki Robotics GmbH: employment law advice, litigation
  • Marckyrl Pharma GmbH: comprehensive employment law advice in coinnection with various restructurings and connected litigation
  • Van Leeuwen Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: comprehensive emplyoment law advice and litigation
  • Huawei Technlogies Deutschland GmbH: employment law advice, litigation
  • Enovos International S. A. / bayernets GmbH: advice on the intended acquisition of Ferngas Nordbayern GmbH
  • Advice to and representation of a logistics company operating internationally in connection with various disputes regarding works constitution law issues and proceedings before the arbitration committee
  • Employment law advice during various privatisations, including negotiating respective collective bargaining agreements
  • Employment law advice during various restructuring measures of a company operating worldwide in the automotive industry, including conducting negotiations with regard to a reconciliation of interests and social compensation plan
  • Advice to various international groups (Telefonica, Gamesa, and Heineken, amongst others) on how to organise share plans


  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im DAV
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)