Dr. Nina Tholuck

Partner, Certified Lawyer
for German Employment and Labour Law

T +49 40 27 88 537 14
F +49 40 27 88 537 24


Dr. Nina Tholuck completed her legal education at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and Universidad Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, Spain. Subsequently, she was awarded the doctor of law (Dr. iur.) with a doctoral thesis on the volume of social plans in company groups. Employment and labour law were the primary focus of her postgraduate legal traineeship in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Oslo, Norway.

Handelsblatt/BestLawyers and Leaders League rank Dr. Nina Tholuck among Germany's leading labour and employment lawyers.


Areas of expertise

Nina Tholuck advises on all aspects of individual and collective employment law, especially on the preparation and realization of restructuring measures as well as all matters and issues related to works constitution and collective bargaining law. In addition to the advice regarding the termination of employment contracts she currently focuses on advising in the introduction and implementation of compensation schemes as well as in all matters of labor lease 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
Member of the Hamburg Employment Lawyers Association (Hamburger Verein für Arbeitsrecht e.V.)
Member of Bucerius Alumni e. V.



German, English, Spanish


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 Matthias Lodemann)

Determination of the Social Plan Volume by the Conciliation Committee in Company Groups, Dissertation 2014

Enforced Social Plan with Business Demerger, (Sec. 134 German Transformation Act) and Company Groups – Unlimited Liability? NZA, p. 294, 2012, (with Hendrik Röger)

Performance of Employment Relationships with Partial Retirement Schemes during the Insolvency of the Employer, ZInsO, p. 1961, 2011 (with Lars Hinrichs)

Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Valentinskamp 70 / EMPORIO
20355 Hamburg, Germany

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