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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Christoph Hexel

Christoph Hexel



  • Co-determination on supervisory board level / Election of employee representatives in the supervisory board
  • Collective Bargaining Law
  • Compliance and Employment Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 1999


- Second Legal State Examination (1999)
- First Legal State Examination (1997)
- Legal Trainee (Referendar), Heidelberg (1997-1999)
- Internship in the Legal Department of the Deutsche Bank AG, London/United Kingdom (1995)
- University of Heidelberg (1992-1997)
Areas of Practice

Co-determination on supervisory board level / Election of employee representatives in the supervisory board | Collective Bargaining Law | Company Pension Schemes | Compliance and Employment Law | Data Protection Law | Labor Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

- Certified Specialist Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

- Managing Associate, Linklaters (2002-2007)
- Secondment (3 months), SPX Corporation, Charlotte/U.S. (2003)
- Associate, Linklaters (2000-2002)
- Associate, Oppenhoff & Raedler (1999-2000)

Personnel partnerships - cross-company personnel deployment for temporary support during the crisis
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2020

THE CURRENT STARTING SITUATION The spread of the corona virus is a considerable burden on the economy. Many companies in Germany are forced to reduce their business operations or even to close down completely or partially. In other sectors of the economy, such as food retailing or companies providing services of general interest, the increased demand for products or the increased demand can hardly be met...

Coronavirus: FAQ Employment Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

Answers to important questions 1. WHAT INFORMATION OBLIGATIONS DOES THE EMPLOYER HAVE TO INFORM ITS WORKFORCE? As with other highly infectious diseases, employers have a duty to inform their staff about the coronavirus as part of their general duty of care and consideration (Sec. 241, 618 German Civil Code [BGB]). The extent of this duty to inform depends, among other things, on whether a member of staff is suspected of having caught the virus, whether or not this has been confirmed...

Surviving Dependants’ Pensions – So-Called Late Marriage Clauses May be Discriminating, Depending on their Design
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, July 2019

BAG of Feb. 19, 2019 – 3 AZR 219/18 So-called "late marriage clauses" in surviving dependants' pension commitments may constitute an unjustified age discrimination and can therefore be ineffective, unless a specific cut-off date can be justified on the basis of a specific connecting factor particularly linked to the legal structure principles of company pension schemes. FACTS OF THE CASE A widow filed a complaint with regard to a widow's pension before the labor courts...

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