Patrick Mückl

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in labour law
Practice Group: Employment & Pensions
Practice Group: Restructuring & Insolvency

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.


  • Employment law (Individual and collective law)
  • Restructurings (in particular transfers of undertakings and operational changes)
  • Strategic restructuring (SE and cross-border mergers)
  • Company codetermination
  • Insolvency employment law
  • Employment law in the energy business


  • 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


  • Frequently recommended for Labour and Employment Law, Best Lawyers 2020, 2021
  • One of the most renowned lawyers in employment law, Wirtschaftswoche 2021
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for Labour and Employment Law, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020
  • "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)


  • 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.

Selected Publications

  • The assignment of employees at transfer of business and transformation, in: Björn Gaul (ed.), Das Arbeitsrecht der Restrukturierung, approx. 81 pages, Otto Schmidt Verlag, 2021
  • Short-time work compensation as a restructuring instrument suitable for insolvency?, NZI 2020, 874-878 (with Mareike Götte)
  • Updated rules for mass redundancies, BB 2020, 1332-1337 (with Wolfgang Wittek)
  • Works constitution 4.0: Virtual meetings and assemblies according to the new § 129 BetrVG, DB 2020, 1289-1294 (with Wolfgang Wittek)
  • Co-determination in the formation of a Societas Europaea (SE) - "actual" or nominal?, BB 2018, 2868-2872
  • Corporate co-determination and cross-border corporate mobility, BB 2018, pp. 2036 et seq. (with Mareike Götte)
  • Labor law in restructuring, (with Michael Fuhlrott, Thomas Niklas, Alexandra Otto, Stefan Schwab), 4th edition, C.F. Müller, 614 pages, 2017 – reviewed in: ZinsO 2017, p. 24.
  • Structuring options for the transfer of employment relationships under the UmwG, DB 2017, pp. 966 et seq. (with Mareike Götte)
  • Labor law aspects of the new group insolvency law, ZInsO 2017, pp. 632 et seq. (with Mareike Götte) )
  • Transfer of business and matrix structure - Which employees are affected?, in: DB 2015, pp. 2695 et seq.
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