Dr. Matthias Lodemann, LL.M. (Wellington)

Partner, Certified Lawyer
for German Employment and Labour Law

T +49 40 27 88 537 16
F +49 40 27 88 537 28


Matthias Lodemann completed his legal education at Kiel University. He also holds degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (LL.M.) and Bonn University (Dr. iur.). Employment and labour law were the primary focus of his postgraduate legal training in Hamburg and Sydney, Australia.

Matthias Lodemann joined our law firm in 2014. Since 2009, he also lectures in private, commercial and labour law at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

Legal 500, Leaders League and Handelsblatt/BestLawyers recommend Matthias Lodemann as a leading lawyer for employment and labour law in Germany.


Areas of expertise

Matthias Lodemann advises on individual and collective employment law, in particular with regard to transactions, restructurings and issues in connection with works councils. He assists companies or senior executives with the termination of employment, including post-contractual non-compete covenants.  Matthias also advises on compliance issues including the statutory limits on maximum working hours, the Minimum Wage Act and the protection of trade secrets, the latter also as co-author of the first handbook on the Trade Secret Protection Act.



Member of the Employment and Labour Section of the German Bar Association
Fellow of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Member of the Hamburg Employment Lawyers Association (Hamburger Verein für Arbeitsrecht e.V.)



Matthias Lodemann advises in German and English.


Changing times - working time according to the ArbZG and remuneration obligation (Umkleidezeiten - Arbeitszeit nach dem ArbZG und Vergütungspflicht), ARP 2021 p. 235 (with Maximilian Kulenkampff)

Hoppe/Oldekop (Eds.), Trade Secrets: Protection of Know-how and Business Information - Practical Handbook including Templates (Geschäftsgeheimnisse: Schutz von Know-how und Geschäftsinformationen - Praktikerhandbuch mit Mustern), 1st ed. 2021, Carl Heymanns Publishing House (Co-author with Nina Tholuck)

Regulatory options for the remuneration of clothes change time (Regelungsmöglichkeiten zur Vergütung von Umkleidezeiten), NZA 2017, p. 624 (with Nils Schramm)

The Future of Labour Law in Institutions of Ecclesiastical Welfare (Die Zukunft des Arbeitsrechts in kirchlichen Wohlfahrtseinrichtungen), in: Non Profit Law Yearbook 2014 (with Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt)

Ecclesiastical Expectations of Loyalty and the European Convention of Human Rights (Kirchliche Loyalitätspflichten und die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention), Dissertation 2013

Borsutzy (Ed.), Legal Issues in Youth Work (Rechtsfragen in der Jugendarbeit), Publishing House Altenberg 2010 (Co-Author)

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