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Thorsten Kühnel

Senior Associate, Munich

Thorsten is an employment law specialist with experience in commercial and corporate law.
+49 (0)89 2060 299 60

+49 (0)152 01500235

Thorsten Kuhnel


He advises companies on a wide range of employment law matters such as employment agreements, terminations, transfer of undertakings, works agreements, including restructuring and transactional work.

Thorsten advises international clients looking to expand into Germany on establishing or transitioning employees.

Recent highlights for his team in Germany include the following awards:

  • 2015 Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards - Best for Dispute Resolution - Germany.
  • 2015 Acquisition International Legal Awards - Most Innovative Dispute Resolution Team - Germany.


Munich Bar Association


"Federal Labor Court on automatic holiday expiry", September 2019.

"No automatic expiry of holiday entitlement“, December 2018  

“Fixed-term employment agreements in professional sports?” Lexology: 03/2016 


“We have built a fantastic relationship with the DWF experienced German law team over the years. The team provide invaluable support for us and our International clients when navigating complex German employment law matters. DWF take the time to understand our business and our clients ensuring that any guidance provided is pragmatic and commercially focussed.”  Leading International Advisory Firm

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