Volker Teigelkötter - McDermott Will & Emery


Volker Teigelkötter advises clients on the entire spectrum of German and European labor and employment law. Volker counsels clients on all types of staff-related measures in connection with reorganizations (e.g., redundancy programs, plant closures, relocations, outsourcing, collective dismissals), as well as on individual dismissals for various reasons (e.g., compelling business needs, misconduct, poor performance). This includes representing clients before labor courts and during negotiations with work councils and trade unions. In addition, Volker focuses on employment contracts for senior executives, as well as bonus and incentive schemes.

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  • Advised a leading manufacturer of tooling machines on the relocation of part of its headquarter to Switzerland
  • Advised a US company on the acquisition and the post-merger integration of the beef snack business of a multinational company
  • Served as employment law counsel for a leading manufacturer of small arms in a matter related to serious offenses committed by a number of employees; work included counseling during internal investigations and employment litigation

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 and 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law and Employee Benefits Law
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2020 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Employment Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 to 2021
  • JUVE Handbook 2010 to 2011, 2012 to 2014
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland 2014 to 2017


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


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