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Wolfgang Lipinski new head of Labour & Employment Law practice group at BEITEN BURKHARDT

Munich, 1 March 2019 - The labour law Equity Partners have appointed Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski (46), lawyer, licensed labour law specialist and Equity Partner to the new head of the Labour & Employment Law practice group of the international corporate law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT.

"I am very pleased about the election and I would first of all like to thank my predecessor Christopher Melms for how much he has taken forward the practice group in the last seven years", says Lipinski. Dr Christopher Melms was head of the practice group in the years 2012 to the beginning of 2019 and has asked that a successor takes over this position. "Christopher Melms, inter alia, has introduced and established the labour law breakfast seminars taking place quarterly at all German offices and committed himself strongly to the cooperation across offices and practice groups. During his term of office, the law firm has been nominated two times for the JUVE-Award as law firm of the year for labour law", Lipinski continues.

"Now I would like to resume his ideas and I would also like to set new accents in agreement with my labour law partners which, for example, relate even more to the digitalisation of the legal market, but also take account of the strongly changing world of work of our clients", Lipinski continues. "I am very much looking forward to the cooperation with my labour law partners and I am very confident that we will continue to bring forward the Labour & Employment Law practice group."

Dr Wolfgang Lipinski studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Speyer and was admitted to the German Bar in 1999. He obtained his doctoral degree with a thesis on "Special Protection Against Termination Following Transfers of Business" in 2001. He has been working with BEITEN BURKHARDT since 2001, as a Partner since 2005. He is a regular contributor to the journal Betriebs-Berater and is a member of the Labour Law working group of the German Bar Association (DAV) as well as the Verein zur Förderung arbeitsrechtlicher Forschung e.V. (German Association to Promote Research in Labour Law Matters). He annually presents the German Labour Law Conference in Munich´s football stadium, the Allianz Arena. In addition, he is author of numerous articles in the legal press and is sought-after as contact person for the general press, where he regularly can be found with interviews and statements.

BEITEN BURKHARDT's Labour & Employment Law practice group has one of the largest labour law teams in Germany with about 60 lawyers.


Dr Wolfgang Lipinski
Phone: +49 89 350 65 - 1133

Public Relations (Labour & Employment Law)
Markus Bauer
Phone: +49 89 35065 - 1104


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