David Wagner advises national and international companies in all areas of individual and collective employment law. The focus of his work is on supporting employers throughout the dismissal process, which includes conducting cases concerning employment law in courts at all levels, consulting on matters concerning the German Works Constitution Act, as well as support pertaining to matters of employment law during restructuring projects, from strategic planning through the reconciliation of interests and social compensation plans with employer representatives up to subsequent defense in court.

  • German, English

David Wagner is a lecturer on the further education course »Human Resource Management« at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences.

Focal Points

  • Separation procedures under employment law
  • Advising US companies
  • Industrial relations law
  • Reconcilement of interests and social compensation plans
  • Process guidance
  • Transfer of undertakings law
  • Restructuring
  • Negotiations with employee representatives


  • Attorney specializing in employment law since 2018
  • Attorney at Allen & Overy LLP in Hamburg, Labor Law Practice Group, 2014 –2018


  • Second state examination in law, 2014
  • Legal internship at the higher regional court of Hamburg
  • Doctorate acquired on a topic concerning the German Works Constitution Act under Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ulrich Preis (University of Cologne)
  • First state examination in law, 2009
  • Studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne

Lectures & Publications

All lectures & publications