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Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law

Highly acclaimed boutique



Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law is a highly respected employment law boutique, with offices in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich. Name partners Tobias Pusch and Thomas Wahlig are key contacts at the firm.

Aside from its extensive footprint across Germany, the firm boasts international reach owing to its membership of the L&E Global alliance.

The firm in July 2022 considerably bolstered its Munich offering through the lateral hire of a number of professionals from Staudacher Annuß, including name partner Georg Annuß, and partners Jan Rudolph and Ingo Sappa. In addition, the Munich-based Anna Martin was promoted to partnership in the same month.

This followed the lateral hire of Kristina Schilder as counsel in April 2022. Schilder joined from Kölnmetall – the Cologne metal and electricity employers’ association.


The firm boasts impressive expertise across the gamut of issues impacting workforces, from consultancy through to litigation, and advises companies, business owners and executives.

A key area of activity is advising on the employment aspects of domestic and international corporate transactions, including private equity. The team can support with the full life cycle of these projects, from due diligence through to post-merger integration, as well as trade union or works council negotiations.

Reorganisation and restructuring are another field of expertise, including downsizing, relocations, and transfers of business. Support in this area extends to representation in collective bargaining negotiations, works council hearings, and disputes.

The firm also offers a dedicated pensions group, which supports clients from establishment through to termination of pension commitments. This expertise extends to representation in disputes (including mass proceedings), M&A and restructuring projects, and pensions issues relating to senior executives and board members.

Further areas of expertise include data privacy, cross-border secondments, new ways of working, and remuneration schemes.

The boutique also offers a variety of legal tech to support clients across its service provision.

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