Dr. Thomas Griebe advises national and international clients on all areas of employment law. He focuses on advising U.S. clients and staffing services, and has a large client base of small- and medium-sized companies. Trained in mediation, he advises companies on conflicts with their employees, works councils and unions, as either a mediator or a consultant.

Thomas formed his own employment law boutique in Hamburg in September 2012. Previously, he was an Equity Partner and International Head of Employment & Pensions at an international business law firm where he became Partner in 1998. He was admitted to the bar in 1995 and is a specialized lawyer (Fachanwalt) for employment law in Germany as well as a business mediator.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Senior Advisor

International Employment Law Committee

American Bar Association (ABA)



European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)



International Bar Association (IBA)



Employment Law Working Group

German Bar Association




Employment – Germany

Chambers Europe


Named, Thought Leader

Germany – Labour & Employment

Who’s Who Legal


Named, Core Attorney

Legal 500 Deutschland


Named, The Best Lawyers in Germany©

Employment Law

Best Lawyers


News, Analysis & Press

Germany’s Labor System Would Be Difficult to Import to U.S.

The Wall Street Journal

October 20, 2019

Littler Global Guide - European Union - Q2 2019

Global Guide Quarterly

July 17, 2019

Littler Global Guide - Germany - Q3 2017

Global Guide Quarterly

October 12, 2017

Brexit: Some Potential Implications for Employers

Thomson Reuters Corporate Counsel Connect

September 1, 2016


  • Germany chapter, The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, 4th Edition, co-authors Dr. Rajko Herrmann, Sebastian Juli, Dr. Matthias Sandmaier, Stephan Settekorn, Jan-Ove Becker, 2015
  • Germany chapter, The Employment Law Review, 1. bis 6. Ed., co-author Jan-Ove Becker , 2015

Speaking Engagements

Brazil Conference

August 30, 2017

Global Migration in the Age of Nationalism

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Inaugural Europe Conference - Germany


November 10, 2016

Inaugural Brazil Conference - São Paulo

September 14, 2016

Employment Issues and Latest Developments in Germany

PIHRA, Los Angeles

September 2015

Past, Present & Future of Employment & Labor Law

The 2015 Executive Employer® Conference

May 2015

Panel Discussion, The New World of Executive Compensation

ABA Spring Meeting, Washington D.C.

May 2015

Restrictive Covenants

The International Forum on Employment Law, London

May 2014

Panel Discussion, Global Mobility and Challenges with Expatriates

International Forum on Employment Law, London

April 2015

Employment Issues in Today's European Union

What are the Pitfalls Lurking for Employers Seeking to Locate or Expand Within the EU? ABA Section of International Law, Berlin

March 2015

Panel Discussion, The Role of HR in a Global Company

International Employers Forum, London

January 2015

Employment Law in Germany

PIHRA, Los Angeles

August 2014

Modernizing Labor Law in the 21st Century

International Bar Association (IBA), Kapstadt

March 2014


  • Doctorate in Law, University of Hamburg, 1996
  • Law Degree, University of Hamburg, 1992

Conoscenze linguistiche

  • Tedesco
  • Inglese

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