Dr. Thomas Griebe

Certified Employment Law Specialist, Business Mediator, Hamburg

vangard's partner Dr. Thomas Griebe, who is based in Hamburg, surprises time and again with unusual approaches to solutions in his specialist areas of restructuring and negotiations with employee representatives. Clients and colleagues, and also opponents, appreciate him as a good listener and an empathic, communicative and integrative negotiator. He himself appreciates the complexity as well as the patience and fairness required in negotiations – and on the golf course.

Languages: German, English

Focal Points

  • Restructuring

  • Negotiations with employee representatives

  • International employment law

  • Advising US companies

  • Business Mediation


  • Lecturer on employment law Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg

  • Founded Griebe Rechtsanwälte, 2012

  • Business mediator since 2006

  • Certified Employment Law Specialist since 2001

  • Attorney with the international business law firm of Taylor Wessing, 1995–2012, partner since 1998

  • Research associate at the University of Hamburg, 1992–1995

  • Hamburg police force member, 1983–1988


  • Hamburg Police Department

  • Studied law in Hamburg, Göttingen, Houston and Singapore

  • Scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

  • Research associate to Prof. Dr. Dr. Hein Kötz, holder of the chair for International Private and Procedural Law and Comparative Law at the University of Hamburg

  • Graduated from the University of Hamburg, 1996


  • Co-Author, Germany Chapter, The Littler International Guide

Always very fast response, extremely pragmatic and practical with clear recommendations.

Client about Thomas Griebe, Juve 2022–2023

Dr. Thomas Griebe is recommended as »Thought Leader« in the area of employment law.

Who's Who Legal, 2021–2022

Who’s Who Legal: Labour Employment & Benefits 2022

Who's Who Legal, 2022

Thomas Griebe is renowned for his exceptional work on high-stakes employment disputes.

Who's Who Legal, Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment 2022

Dr. Thomas Griebe is one of the »Best Lawyers in Germany« in the area of employment law

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, 2011–2023

Dr. Thomas Griebe convinces by his comprehensive expertise and in particular by his ability to bring the parties back into conversation even in difficult and deadlocked negotiation situations

The Legal 500, 2020

Thomas Griebe is a highly respected name in the German labour and employment market, namely when it comes to restructuring and employee negotiations.

Who's Who Legal Germany, 2021

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