Volker Teigelkötter - McDermott Will & Emery


Volker Teigelkötter advises clients on the entire spectrum of German and European employment law.

He has particular experience in restructuring and reorganization, downsizing, closure and relocation of businesses, outsourcing of business activities, negotiations with employee representatives on works agreements and social plans, and other issues of collective labor law.

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Volker advised:

  • A grocery chain on the worldwide rollout of a new sample employment contract for directors
  • A leading manufacturer of small arms on serious offenses committed by a number of employees; work included counseling during internal investigations and employment litigation
  • A leading manufacturer of tooling machines on the relocation of part of its headquarter to Switzerland

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Employee Benefits Law and Labor and Employment Law, 2020-2025
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Employment Law (“very profound and at the same time very pragmatic”, 2022; “High level of commitment, trustworthiness, broad expertise with very in-depth specialist knowledge, can also convey complex issues in a clearly understandable manner, quick to very fast response time, comprehensive view of the respective facts”, 2021), 2018-2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended: Employment Law (“very good; great experience in complex restructurings”, competitor), 2022-2024


  • Association of Licensed Specialists for Labor Law
  • European Employment Lawyers’ Association


Specialist Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law, 2000
University of Münster