Dr. Thomas Griebe formed his own employment law boutique in Hamburg in September of 2012. Previously he was an Equity Partner and International Head of Employment & Pensions at an international business law firm. He advises national and international clients on all questions of employment law. He also specializes in advising US clients, and staffing services and has a large client base of small and medium-sized enterprises. Trained in mediation, Dr. Thomas Griebe also advises companies on conflicts with their employees, works councils and unions as either a mediator or a consultant. He is a Senior Advisor to the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the employment law attorneys' working group of the German Bar Association. He is a lecturer on employment law at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

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»Thomas Griebe convinces by his comprehensive expertise and in particular by his ability to bring the parties back into conversation even in difficult and deadlocked negotiation situations«

The Legal 500, 2020


One of the »Best Lawyers in Germany« for 2019 in the area of employment law

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers

Focal Points

  • Individual employment law
  • Collective employment law
  • Outsourcing
  • Restructuring
  • Transaction plans
  • Redundancies
  • Reconcilement of interests and social compensation plans
  • Working time and remuneration models
  • Occupational co-determination rights
  • Collective bargaining law
  • Part-time work
  • SME consulting
  • Advising US companies
  • Business Mediation


  • Lecturer on employment law Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
  • Founded Griebe Rechtsanwälte, 2012
  • Business mediator since 2006
  • Certified Employment Law Specialist since 2001
  • Attorney with the international business law firm of Taylor Wessing, 1995–2012, partner since 1998
  • Research associate at the University of Hamburg, 1992–1995
  • Hamburg police force member, 1983–1988


  • Hamburg Police Department
  • Studied law in Hamburg, Göttingen, Houston and Singapore
  • Scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Research associate to Prof. Dr. Dr. Hein Kötz, holder of the chair for International Private and Procedural Law and Comparative Law at the University of Hamburg
  • Graduated from the University of Osnabrück, 1996

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