Dr. Christopher Weuthen

Senior Associate
Certified Employment Law Specialist, Düsseldorf

Dr. Christopher Weuthen, an attorney at vangard's Düsseldorf office, relies entirely on team play in the areas of occupational health and safety, and working time and employment protection legislation. For him, this means first and foremost regular and close coordination with his clients, but also early and proactive involvement of the other side when searching for a solution. He is valued as a loyal and assertive partner that you can rely on - also in relation to his voluntary work with the voluntary fire brigade.

Languages: German, English

Focal Points

  • Individual employment law

  • Collective employment law

  • Contract drafting and review

  • Working time and remuneration models


  • Certified Employment Law Specialist since 2022

  • Admitted to the bar, 2019

  • Legal traineeship at Resolve Litigation Lawyers in Sydney, 2019

  • Legal traineeship at vangard, 2018

  • Legal traineeship at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2017–2018

  • Legal Research Assistant at vangard, 2015–2018

  • Legal Research Assistant at Kliemt&Vollstädt, 2013–2015


  • Second legal state examination in Düsseldorf, 2019

  • Legal internship at the higher regional court of Düsseldorf, 2017–2019

  • Promotion at the Bucerius Law School Hamburg, 2014–2018

  • First legal state examination in Düsseldorf, 2013

  • Studied law at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 2008–2013

Articles and entries


A Soccer match lasts 90 minutes and the maximum daily working time is eight hours - or is it? Exceptions to the Working Hours Act during the European Football Championship 2024

  • April 2024
  • Christopher Weuthen
    Dr. Christopher Weuthen
„A Soccer match lasts 90 minutes" – this well-known Soccer wisdom will experience some exceptions during the UEFA European Championship taking place in Germany in the summer of 2024, due to extra time, extensions, and penalty shootouts. The same applies to the maximum daily working hours set by the Working Hours Act. As a host, North Rhine-Westphalia plays a central role in this major event with four out of ten venues (Dort-mund, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, and Cologne). To ensure a smooth running of the UEFA EU-RO 2024, the state government has developed a temporary exemption based on § 15 para. 2 ArbZG to protect the rights of employees while ensuring the success of the tournament. We briefly outline the key points of this exemption applicable in NRW.

Sick leave - a criminal risk

  • January 2022
  • Christopher Weuthen
    Dr. Christopher Weuthen
Celebrating sick leave with a "certificate of convenience"? Despite the threat of consequences under labor law if they are found out, many employees are often not very aware of the injustice and risks involved.

Labor law status of courier drivers

  • March 2021
  • Christopher Weuthen
    Dr. Christopher Weuthen
Flexible and self-determined working hours, good pay and a job in the fresh air - that's how bike couriers are recruited. What about their status under labor law?
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