Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski


Ganghoferstrasse 33
80339 Munich

Tel: +49 89 35065-1133

Email: wolfgang.lipinski@bblaw.com
Web: www.beiten-burkhardt.com

Dr Wolfgang Lipinski is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT‘s Munich office and member of the Labour & Employment Law practice group. He advises German and international companies on collective and individual labour law issues and represents them in legal proceedings, often in landmark cases, in all courts up to the Federal Labour Court. He particularly focuses on the strategic planning and implementation of restructuring and reorganisation measures (inter alia (mass) redundancies, transfer of business and outsourcing projects) and collective labour law advice to companies during and after privatisation. He further specialises in assisting with and implementing all kinds of collective bargaining issues (e.g. flexible working hours, change of pay scale, Employer‘s Association membership changes, collective company agreements) as well as optimising and structuring remuneration and working-hour models. Wolfgang Lipinski regularly conducts negotiations, including with conciliation boards or arbitration tribunals for collective bargaining disputes, e.g. on the reconciliation of interests, social plans, all types of collective bargaining agreements, with works councils and/or trade unions.

Dr Wolfgang Lipinski studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Speyer. He obtained his doctoral degree with a thesis on “Special Protection Against Termination Following Transfers of Business”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr Volker Rieble, and was admitted to the German Bar in 1999. He has been working with BEITEN BURKHARDT since 2001 and became Partner in 2005. He is a regular contributor to the labour law sections of the journals Betriebs-Berater and Compliance-Berater and is a member of the Labour Law working group of the German Bar Association (DAV) and the Verein zur Förderung arbeitsrechtlicher Forschung e.V. (German Association to Promote Research in Labour Law Matters).

We provide cross-sector legal advisory services for all areas of labour law. In Germany, we advise companies on collective labour law issues (“from the beginning to the termination of an employment relationship”) as much as on works constitution law and collective bargaining issues. We are proven experts on restructuring measures and have considerable know-how in transaction-related labour law. Lawyers from other areas of law shall, if necessary, be involved to develop integrated solutions.

  • Matters involving works constitution and staff representation law
  • Negotiation of all types of collective bargaining agreements and assistance with all issues under collective bargaining law
  • Restructurings, e.g. by means of site closures / staff reduction measures
  • Transaction-related labour law
  • Insolvency labour law
  • International project management and international secondment
  • Legal advice on implementation and realignment of retirement benefit systems in company pension schemes

With about 65 lawyers specialised in labour law, BEITEN BURKHARDT has one of the biggest Labour & Employment Law teams in Germany. Our experts are also ready to assist you at an international level – in China and Russia.

BEITEN BURKHARDT is a commercial law practice founded in Germany and active worldwide, with a range of expertise that covers all areas of commercial law relevant to our clients, whether listed companies, large medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, the public sector or foundations. This is one facet of BEITEN BURKHARDT.

We advise, support, and represent you at 5 locations in Germany, 2 locations in Russia as well as 1 location in China and in Brussels with competence centres for American-German, Dutch-German, French-German, Italian-German and Spanish-German economic relations – and with a global network of first-class local law offices.

Another facet is the individuality of each and every one of our 284 lawyers and partners. As a client, you are not speaking to BEITEN BURKHARDT, an anonymous law office, but rather to a strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and acting lawyer, tax advisor or auditor who will individually and confidentially advise and accompany you in all areas of commercial law. And come to a customised solution in close consultation with you.

The publishing house and information service JUVE lists Dr Wolfgang Lipinski as a frequently recommended lawyer with regard to labour law and Partner in charge with regard to labour law; “excellent expert of reorganizations with creative approach“, “very well visible with well-known clients“, Competitor.
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law, 2017/2018