Dr. Hans-Christoph Schimmelpfennig

Lawyer, certified employment law specialist
Practice Group: Employment & Pensions
Practice Group: Restructuring & Insolvency


  • Employment and labour law
  • Corporate law :
  • Operational changes and restructuring
  • Transfers of undertaking, outsourcing, changes of corporate form
  • Social plans and interest reconciliation
  • Board of conciliation proceedings and preliminary proceedings
  • Labour-management relations law and collective bargaining law, particularly concerning aviation companies
  • Service contract law for managing directors and boards of directors


  • Legal studies at the Universities of Berlin and Munich
  • Doctorate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (1988)
  • At Noerr since 1989
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers


  • Recommended lawyer for employment law, Chambers Europe (2018)
  • Leading individual for labor and employment law, "Lawyer of the Year" Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany (2018)
  • Leading individual for labor and employment law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2018)
  • Recommended lawyer for employment law, Chambers Europe (2018)
  • Recommended lawyer for employment law, Legal 500 Deutschland (2018)
  • Leading lawyer for labour & employment, Who's Who Legal (2018) 
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for employment law, JUVE Handbook (2017/2018)
  • Recommended as one of the best employment lawyers, WiWo-Top-Kanzleien (2017)
  • Recommended as a lawyer for employment law, Focus-Anwaltsliste (2013 and 2014)
  • • Acknowledged as one of the "best German Employment Lawyers" (WirtschaftsWoche 2019)
  • "Lawyer of the Year" 2019 Labor and Employment Law Bayern (Best Lawyers)


  • Chair of the committee of employment law experts II at the Munich Chamber of Lawyers
  • Employment Working Group at the German Lawyers' Association (DAV)
  • Munich Lawyers' Association (Münchener Anwaltverein)

Selected Publications

  • Sozialplanverhandlungen bei unternehmensübergreifenden Umstrukturierungen (with Nicole Heider), Kölner Schrift zum Wirtschaftsrecht (KSzW) 2014, p. 244
  • Musterarbeitsverträge, Beck'sche Online-Formulare Vertrag, Krause/Weise (eds.)
  • StichwortKommentar Arbeitsrecht, Nomos Verlag (co-author: Betriebsänderung, Interessensausgleich, Sozialplan, Nachteilsausgleich und Transfergesellschaft)