Jens Niehl, LL.M. (University of Cape Town)

Specialist lawyer for labor law

Employment Law

Restructuring and reorganization

Jens Niehl ebl esch & kramer
Lawyers Düsseldorf

Speditionstrasse 17
40221 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 (0) 211 60 22 40 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 60 22 40 - 22


German, English

Jens Niehl is a specialist lawyer for labor law and has been advising his clients on all issues of collective and individual labor law since 2003. The focus of his work in collective labor law lies in the negotiation and drafting of group, general and company agreements in all matters subject to co-determination, in particular reconciliations of interests and social plans in the context of restructuring and in the representation in the arbitration board, e.g. on working time models, for the introduction new technical facilities, for occupational health and safety and data protection. He advises his clients on individual labor law, in particular in connection with the termination of the employment relationship through a termination, settlement agreement or termination. He represents his clients nationwide in extrajudicial and judicial proceedings in all labor courts. Mr. Niehl has been giving lectures for nationally known educational institutes for over ten years and is a regular guest in the formats of ZDF and WDR as a specialist in labor law issues.

Professional development

  • Since 2019 partner in the law firm ebl esch & kramer rechtsanwälte
  • Since 2018 attorney at the law firm ebl esch & kramer rechtsanwälte
  • Since 2006 attorney and specialist lawyer for labor law at burgmer rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf
  • Since 2007 specialist lawyer for labor law
  • 2007 Successful participation in the specialist lawyer course in commercial and corporate law
  • Since 2006 consultant for further training in labor law
  • 2003 - 2005 attorney at the employment law firm Wurll Klein Burgmer, Düsseldorf
  • 2002 - 2003 Master of Law - LL.M. (University of Cape Town)

Other activities

  • Lectures and training courses in all areas of labor law
  • Regular guest in ZDF and WDR formats as a specialist in labor law issues

Main areas of activity

  • Practice-oriented labor law advice on all questions of individual and collective labor law for works councils, employees, board members, managing directors, executives and employers
  • Negotiation of (group, overall) and works agreements in matters subject to co-determination, reconciliation of interests and social plans, representation in the arbitration board,
  • Advice in connection with restructuring, outsourcing measures and corporate succession
  • Dismissal protection proceedings, negotiation of termination and liquidation agreements

Vocational Training

  • Admitted to the bar in 2003
  • Master of Law - University of Cape Town 2003
  • 2nd state examination - Düsseldorf 2002
  • Studied in Giessen
  • Training as a wholesale and foreign trade merchant


  • Born in 1970
  • Married, 2 children


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