Verena Braeckeler-Kogel’s legal practice encompasses all matters of individual and collective labor law. She has particular experience in advising national and international clients in the fields of restructuring including collective redundancies, plant closures and relocations as well as transfer of undertakings. Another focus of her work is the advice on labor law questions in the bank and financial service sector where she has expertise in drafting and implementing remuneration strategies and plans against the background of regulatory requirements.

born in Neuss

Graduate Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) at the University Basle, Switzerland

Compulsory legal training in Düsseldorf and Sydney, Australia

Admission to the German Bar Association

Associate at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf

Certified labor and employment law specialist

Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf, Head of the German Practice Group Labor Law of Simmons & Simmons since 2013

Partner at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Düsseldorf

Language skills: German, English

Further activities/rankings:

  • Listed by „Best Lawyers“ since 2015 as one of the recommended employment law specialists in Germany
  • Listed by „The Legal 500 Germany“ since 2018
  • Listed by „Chambers“ since 2013
  • Member of the labor law working group in the German Lawyer Association, in the European Employment Lawyers Association and in the German Labour Court Association