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.

1976
born in Neuss

1995-2000
Graduate Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

2000-2001
Master of Advanced European Studies (MAES) at the Universität Basle, Switzerland

2001-2003
Compulsory legal training in Düsseldorf and Sydney, Australia

2004
Admission to the German Bar Association

2004-2011
Associate at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf

2010
Certified labor and employment law specialist

2011-2017
Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Düsseldorf, Head of the German Practice Group Labor Law of Simmons & Simmons since 2013

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