Dr. Jochen Keilich advises corporations on all matters of individual and collective labor law, in particular on issues of restructuring, measures of downsizing, transfer of undertakings as well as negotiations with works councils and trade unions. Dr. Jochen Keilich has particular expertise in advising public employers especially on matters of public sector co-determination law as well as privatization. He represents executive board members, directors and senior executives on matters of drafting employment agreements and on any changes in the terms of their employment. Another focus of his work is data protection law. Dr. Jochen Keilich is a frequent speaker on labor law issues, for instance he gives lectures for Management Circle and AuA. He is a member of the German-British Jurists` Association, the European Labour Lawyers Association, the German Bar Association and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.

born in Calw

Graduate Studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main

Graduate Studies at University of Exeter, LL.M. European Legal Studies

Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt am Main

PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr.Manfred Weiss, University of Frankfurt/Main on “The impact of human rights on Labour Law in Germany and England.”

Lawyer and since 2009 Partner at Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltschaftgesellschaft mbH Hamburg and Berlin

Certified labor and employment law specialist


Language skills: German, English

Further activities/rankings

  • Listed since 2015 by JUVE as recommended lawyer
  • Listed since 2016 by The Legal 500 as a recommended labor lawyer
  • Listed 2017 among 45 of the best labor lawyers in Germany by the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche
  • Lecturer for “Management Circle AG”: „Labour and Employment Law related aspects for managing directors”
  • Lecturer for “Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht”: „Work of the works council from an employer’s perspective“
  • Lecturer for “Juristische Fachseminare”, professional training for certified specialists: „Criminal offense at the workplace“ and “HR Compliance at the interfaces of labor law, criminal law and data protection law”