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Heinz Josef Willemsen

Of Counsel

Employment, incentives and pensions |

One of the most established names in German labour law.

Chambers Europe 2016

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About Heinz Josef Willemsen

Heinz Josef deals with highly sensitive employment issues, particularly involving the reorganisation, merger and transfer of business units.

He also advises supervisory and executive boards during negotiations and litigation with work councils and trade unions, handling difficult matters with tact and discretion.

Clients, who tend to be large and medium-sized German and international companies, trust him to deliver the required commercial outcome without compromising brand reputation or employee relations.

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Doing high-volume pensions restructurings and litigation work for German Becks



  • University of Cologne, Germany (Dr jur)

Professional memberships

  • Board member of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
  • Member of its Committee for Employment Law

Additional responsibilities

  • Honorary professorship, University of Bochum, Germany
  • Gives Heinz Josef lectures at the University of Bochum
  • Speaks at national and international conferences on employment law
  • Teacher of German and European employment law at the universities of Bochum and Düsseldorf, Germany