Wolfgang Bucksch

Of Counsel

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Wolfgang Bucksch

Of Counsel

Certified Lawyer for Employment Law

Wolfgang Bucksch

Wolfgang Bucksch is a Certified Lawyer for Employment Law and leads the Employment Group at Hoffmann Liebs. He has been advising companies of all sizes and sectors across Germany for more than 30 years on every aspect of individual and collective employment law. A particular area of his practice is advising companies on negotiations concerning balance of interest agreements and social plans. A further area of expertise is advising companies on negotiations with unions and works councils such as the conclusion of collective bargaining agreements and works council agreements. Wolfgang Bucksch has particular experience in termination agreements. He has also advised and represented a multitude of clients in matters of company pensions for many years. His advice is valued not just by corporate clients but by board members, managing directors and executive managers. He contributes regularly to external and in-house seminars as an expert speaker and also carries out training for management teams.

  • Company co-determination, SE foundation
  • Works councel agreement, Works Council co-determination
  • Balance of interests and social plans, Restructurierung and transactional support in relation to employment law, transfer of undertaking
  • Occupational pension schemes
  • Equality and equal treatment, compliance
  • Employment contracts
  • Advising supervisory boards and boards of directors, managing directors and executive managers
  • Court litigation and administrative proceedings
  • DeutscherAnwaltVerein (DAV) e.V.
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arbeitsrecht im DAV
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband
  • Verein zur Förderung der Arbeitsrechtsvergleichung und des internationalen Arbeitsrecht e.V.
  • 1976 – 1981 Law studies at the University of Göttingen
  • 1982 – 1985 Research assistant at the University of Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Franz Gamillscheg)
  • 1983– 1986 Legal clerkship at the Regional Appeals Court Celle
  • 1986 onwards Lawyer at Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, partner since 1991
  • 1992 Qualified as Certified Lawyer for Employment Law
  • Hoffmann/Liebs, Managing Director of GmbH, Handbook for entrepreneurs and managers, section “Personalmanagement“
  • Subject leader for the correspondence management course „Prokurist“ with EUROFORUM-Verlag
  • Often recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (labor law)
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • Often recommended: […] Wolfgang Bucksch (“years of good cooperation”, client; both labor law)
    Corporate lawyers recommend Wolfgang Bucksch in labor law.
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “Wolfgang Bucksch co-leads the employment department at Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner. He has a wealth of experience in German employment law, with particular expertise in works councils negotiations and a track record advising on pension schemes. […]”
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
  • “Recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (Commercial law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (Commercial law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • “Embedded in a strong, medium-sized firm in Düsseldorf, this practice is closely interwoven with Wolfgang Bucksch (” extremely competent and collegial “, competitor) […] with her mostly long-term clientele.” […]
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Wolfgang Bucksch is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany  for Labor and Employment Law (since 2020).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt
  • Company co-determination, SE foundation
  • Works councel agreement, Works Council co-determination
  • Balance of interests and social plans, Restructurierung and transactional support in relation to employment law, transfer of undertaking
  • Occupational pension schemes
  • Equality and equal treatment, compliance
  • Employment contracts
  • Advising supervisory boards and boards of directors, managing directors and executive managers
  • Court litigation and administrative proceedings
  • DeutscherAnwaltVerein (DAV) e.V.
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arbeitsrecht im DAV
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband
  • Verein zur Förderung der Arbeitsrechtsvergleichung und des internationalen Arbeitsrecht e.V.
  • 1976 – 1981 Law studies at the University of Göttingen
  • 1982 – 1985 Research assistant at the University of Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Franz Gamillscheg)
  • 1983– 1986 Legal clerkship at the Regional Appeals Court Celle
  • 1986 onwards Lawyer at Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, partner since 1991
  • 1992 Qualified as Certified Lawyer for Employment Law
  • Hoffmann/Liebs, Managing Director of GmbH, Handbook for entrepreneurs and managers, section “Personalmanagement“
  • Subject leader for the correspondence management course „Prokurist“ with EUROFORUM-Verlag
  • Often recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (labor law)
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • Often recommended: […] Wolfgang Bucksch (“years of good cooperation”, client; both labor law)
    Corporate lawyers recommend Wolfgang Bucksch in labor law.
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “Wolfgang Bucksch co-leads the employment department at Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner. He has a wealth of experience in German employment law, with particular expertise in works councils negotiations and a track record advising on pension schemes. […]”
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
  • “Recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (Commercial law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2021
  • “Recommended: Wolfgang Bucksch (Commercial law: Düsseldorf & Employment Law)”
    Legal 500 Germany 2020
  • “Embedded in a strong, medium-sized firm in Düsseldorf, this practice is closely interwoven with Wolfgang Bucksch (” extremely competent and collegial “, competitor) […] with her mostly long-term clientele.” […]
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Wolfgang Bucksch is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany  for Labor and Employment Law (since 2020).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt