Dr. Thorben Klopp offers national and international employers comprehensive advice on all economically relevant questions relating to employment law. His many years of work in a large, leading international law firm have provided Thorben Klopp with in-depth employment law expertise, in particular in the restructuring and transfer of companies and operations and also in the shaping and termination of Executive Board and Director contracts, with a special focus on management pay, corporate governance and post-contractual non-competition clauses. Furthermore, Thorben Klopp’s focus is on providing counsel on share option programs for employees and board members, company codetermination and international deployment of staff.

  • German, English

Focal Points

  • Employment relationships with managers
  • Reconcilement of interests and social compensation plans
  • Post-merger integration
  • Transfer of undertakings law
  • Restructuring


  • Attorney in employment law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg, 2012–2018, Principal Associate since 2016
  • Admitted to the bar, 2012


  • Legal internship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court with posts in the Hamburg Labor Court, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (practice group for labor law) and in New York City in the Compliance department of Bertelsmann/Random House, 2010–2012
  • Graduation as Dr. jur. at the University of Giessen under Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Walker with an employment law paper, 2011
  • Research assistant on the chair for civil law, labor law and civil procedure law, Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Walker, University of Giessen, 2007–2010
  • Studies and first state legal exam at the University of Giessen, 2002–2007

Lectures & Publications

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