Patrick Mückl

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in labour law, Partner

Employment & Pensions
Restructuring & Insolvency
Energy & Infrastructure

Patrick Mückl

Patrick Mückl is a lawyer and certified specialist in employment law based in our Düsseldorf office. He advises national and international companies on all issues relating to individual and collective employment law. Patrick has special expertise in the reorganisation and restructuring of companies. Besides providing day-to-day advice on current employment law issues, his work also focuses on (strategic) outsourcing, reorganisation and restructuring projects and providing assistance and support during the associated negotiations with trade unions and employee representatives (works councils and staff councils) on collective bargaining agreements, transition agreements as well as reconciliations of interest and social compensation plans. Patrick is a sought-after speaker and the author of numerous publications on current employment law issues.


  • The the most renowned law firms and lawyers in employment law, Wirtschaftswoche 2024
  • Frequently recommended for Labour and Employment Law, Best Lawyers 2020, 2021
  • One of the most renowned lawyers in employment law, Wirtschaftswoche 2021, 2023
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for Labour and Employment Law, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020-2022/2023
  • "SE and restructuring expert" as well as "expert in transformation law", JUVE Handbook 2018/2019
  • Frequently recommended for employment law issues (“proven restructuring expert, especially for transformations”), JUVE Handbook (2017/2018)
  • A recommended lawyer who “is always ready to go one step further to find a workable solution”, Legal 500 Handbook (2018)


Legal studies at the University of Cologne and the University of Osnabrück (Germany)
Experience as a lawyer at an international law firm
At Noerr since 2012
Admitted to the Düsseldorf Chamber of Lawyers


  • Cologne Lawyers’ Association (Kölner Anwaltverein)
  • Düsseldorf Lawyers’ Association (Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein)
  • Employment Working Group of the German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
  • Working Group Labour Law of the German Bar Association e. V.


  • Gives regular talks on the above practice areas at seminars, lectures and in-house training programmes, including the following
  • Selection:
  • Reorganisation training course: certified restructuring and reorganisation experts, RWS Verlag, 28 April 2023, Webinar
  • "Does Union law offer ways out of corporate co-determination?", 36th Passau Labour Law Symposium on 16.06.2023
  • Seminar "Insolvency employment law", RAK Hamm on 24.03.2023
  • "Employment law in insolvency - mass dismissal and employee retention", German Insolvency Administrators' Congress on 03.11.2022, Berlin
  • "Current employment law in (pre-)insolvency restructuring", ZRI Annual Conference on Insolvency Law 2022, Webinar


  • "European Co-Determination" in Preis/Sagan, European Labor Law, 3rd ed. to be published 2024
  • Labor law aspects of the updated proposal for a directive on corporate due diligence obligations, ZESAR 2023, 116-122 (together with Benjamin Jahn)
  • The Great Retention - Employee Bonding 2.0?, ArbR Aktuell 2022, 113ff.
  • CSR, ESG and labor law - an overview, ArbRAktuell 2022, 303ff
  • Co-determination rights in cross-border reorganizations, Der Betrieb, 1640ff. (together with Boris Alexander Blunck)
  • Preventive restructuring framework. One year of StaRUG - Current labor law disputes and key issues, ZInsO 18/2022
  • Labor law in crisis and insolvency, 2nd edition, approx. 390 pages, RWS Verlag, June 2015
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