Dr. Hagen Köckeritz, LLM oec. int.

Overview

Hagen Köckeritz is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown's Employment & Benefits practice. He advises on all labor and employment-related aspects of multi-jurisdictional and national projects, particularly in conjunction with complex company reorganizations, national and international mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing of activities.

Hagen also guides employers through all stages of the employment cycle, including counsel on hiring considerations, restrictive covenants, disciplinary advice, leave management, employment separation and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Apart from that, he regularly assists clients in the management of day-to-day works council matters and the implementation of operational changes, which involves negotiations with unions and works councils, and counsels clients on benefit and compensation matters. Hagen has developed great knowledge in the German law aspects of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement ("SOFA") and its implications for foreign companies with an international workforce. Another key area of Hagen’s practice is the use of external personnel by companies in Germany and the legal and financial risks resulting from potential misclassification of employees.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Hagen worked as local partner for another renowned international law firm in Frankfurt and Chicago.

 

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • German

Education

Doctor's degree (Ph.D. in law)
2011

Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
Higher Regional Court Naumburg
2007

Master of Laws (LL.M. oec. int.)
International Economic Law
University of Halle-Wittenberg
2002

First State Law Examination
University of Halle-Wittenberg
2001

Admissions

  • Germany

Memberships

German-American Lawyers Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V. / DAJV)