Heiko Langer

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Mâitre en droit

Heiko Langer

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Mâitre en droit

Heiko Langer

Heiko Langer is a certified lawyer for employment law, Maître en Droit and leads the Employment Group at Hoffmann Liebs. He advises German and international corporate clients, whatever their size and sector, on every aspect of individual and collective employment law. He has particular expertise in handling employment law aspects of corporate restructuring and M&A transactions and in acting for corporate clients in negotiations concerning balance of interest agreements and social plans. A further area of practice is negotiating and drafting employment contracts and service contracts, compromise agreements and representing corporate clients in court proceedings. Heiko Langer regularly publishes articles on employment law matters. He also acts as expert speaker in seminars and in-house training courses on employment law-related topics.

  • Employment contracts
  • Works council co-determination and works council agreements, collective bargaining agreements, company co-determination
  • Restructuring and employment law relating to transactions, transfer of undertaking
  • Advising supervisory boards, boards of directors, managing directors and key personnel
  • Equality and equal treatment, compliance
  • Labour court litigation, employment law arbitration
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Working Group for Employment Law in the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung (DFJV)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Since 2009 partner at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 1999 – 2009  Lawyer at Lovells, Counsel
  • 1996 – 1998  Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf
  • 1989 – 1995  Studied law at the Saarland University, at the Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland) and at the Université de Toulouse (France)
  • Praxishandbuch Unternehmenskauf, Herausgeber Dr. Torsten Bergau, September 2015
  • Der Kampf um Firmenparkplätze, WirtschaftsWoche, 10.09.2014
  • Rechtliche Möglichkeiten einer unterschiedlichen Kompetenzzuweisung an einzelne Vorstandsmitglieder, Betriebs-Berater, 42/2012, S. 2575 ff.
  • Co-Autor Stichwortkommentar Arbeitsrecht von Grobys/Panzer (Hrsg.), Nomos Verlag 2012
  • Co-Autor Beck’sches Formularbuch Arbeitsrecht, 2., akt. u. erw. Auflage 2009
  • Pflegezeit und Altersteilzeit – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht 2/2009
  • Pflegezeitgesetz in der Praxis – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht 9/2008
  • Reintegration von Expatriates aus arbeitsrechtlicher Sicht – Personalmagazin 02/08
  • Betriebsänderung und ihre Folgen – Personal Magazin 2/2008
  • Ende der Domino-Theorie – Personalmagazin 03/07
  • Personal Profi 9/06 – Was muss gezahlt werden? – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht
  • “Often recommended: Heiko Langer (region west, employment law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Heiko Langer […] (“years of good cooperation”, client; both employment law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “The continuous personnel growth of all levels in recent years also ensures that the practice is more and more active in larger restructuring mandates in addition to its core long-term counseling. Especially Heiko Langer (‘ffective. high professional level and pragmatic’, competitor) is appreciated in the market.”
    “Often recommended: Heiko Langer (‘I really enjoy working with him’, Client)
    JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
  • “Often recommended law firm in Dusseldorf that enjoys an excellent reputation as a source of end-to-end advice for SMEs. The [..] law firm’s main pillars, capital market law, M&A, employment and real estate law, remain strong.”
    JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
  • “Recommended: Heiko Langer (Commerical law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Heiko Langer (Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Heiko Langer for Employment Law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Heiko Langer for Employment Law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020
  • Heiko Langer is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Labor and Employment Law (since 2018).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)
  • Employment contracts
  • Works council co-determination and works council agreements, collective bargaining agreements, company co-determination
  • Restructuring and employment law relating to transactions, transfer of undertaking
  • Advising supervisory boards, boards of directors, managing directors and key personnel
  • Equality and equal treatment, compliance
  • Labour court litigation, employment law arbitration
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Working Group for Employment Law in the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung (DFJV)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Since 2009 partner at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 1999 – 2009  Lawyer at Lovells, Counsel
  • 1996 – 1998  Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf
  • 1989 – 1995  Studied law at the Saarland University, at the Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland) and at the Université de Toulouse (France)
  • Praxishandbuch Unternehmenskauf, Herausgeber Dr. Torsten Bergau, September 2015
  • Der Kampf um Firmenparkplätze, WirtschaftsWoche, 10.09.2014
  • Rechtliche Möglichkeiten einer unterschiedlichen Kompetenzzuweisung an einzelne Vorstandsmitglieder, Betriebs-Berater, 42/2012, S. 2575 ff.
  • Co-Autor Stichwortkommentar Arbeitsrecht von Grobys/Panzer (Hrsg.), Nomos Verlag 2012
  • Co-Autor Beck’sches Formularbuch Arbeitsrecht, 2., akt. u. erw. Auflage 2009
  • Pflegezeit und Altersteilzeit – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht 2/2009
  • Pflegezeitgesetz in der Praxis – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht 9/2008
  • Reintegration von Expatriates aus arbeitsrechtlicher Sicht – Personalmagazin 02/08
  • Betriebsänderung und ihre Folgen – Personal Magazin 2/2008
  • Ende der Domino-Theorie – Personalmagazin 03/07
  • Personal Profi 9/06 – Was muss gezahlt werden? – Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht
  • “Often recommended: Heiko Langer (region west, employment law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Heiko Langer […] (“years of good cooperation”, client; both employment law)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “The continuous personnel growth of all levels in recent years also ensures that the practice is more and more active in larger restructuring mandates in addition to its core long-term counseling. Especially Heiko Langer (‘ffective. high professional level and pragmatic’, competitor) is appreciated in the market.”
    “Often recommended: Heiko Langer (‘I really enjoy working with him’, Client)
    JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
  • “Often recommended law firm in Dusseldorf that enjoys an excellent reputation as a source of end-to-end advice for SMEs. The [..] law firm’s main pillars, capital market law, M&A, employment and real estate law, remain strong.”
    JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
  • “Recommended: Heiko Langer (Commerical law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Heiko Langer (Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Heiko Langer for Employment Law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Heiko Langer for Employment Law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020
  • Heiko Langer is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Labor and Employment Law (since 2018).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)