Dr. Thomas Piehler

Partner | Lawyer

Professional Experience

Dr. Thomas Piehler advises companies and individuals on individual and collective labour law. He has profound practical experience in structuring employment and termination agreements, guidelines, and works agreements. He is very experienced in negotiating with works councils (especially in acquisitions, restructurings, personnel changes, and transfers of undertakings) - also in the context of conciliation boards.

Dr. Piehler's many years of experience include working time regulations, remuneration regulations, collective agreements, social benefits, commission and pension schemes. They also extend to occupational health and safety, and employee data protection.
Dr Piehler advises a leading global health technology company (medical technology) on employment law.


German, English

Professional qualifications

+ Studies and doctorate at the University of Hamburg
+ Further training in labour law at the German Bar Association
+ Admitted to the bar 1989


+ Vice-President of the Association of the North German Metal and Electrical Industry
+ Vice President of the Business Associations in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
+ Member of the Supervisory Board of NORDAKADEMIE -Hochschule der Wirtschaft
+ Member of the Supervisory Board of Philips Pensionskasse
+ Member of the Board of Directors of Continentale Betriebskrankenkasse
+ Member of Hamburgischer Anwaltsverein e.V.


> e.g. in the journals „Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht“ and "Personalführung“

> April 2022: LTO Legal Tribune Online | Arbeits­rechtler von Phi­lips startet im April
> April 2022: Dr. Thomas Piehler joins beck rechtsanwälte from Philips Germany