Dr. Golo Weidmann


Weidmann, Golo

Dr. Golo Weidmann advises and represents German and international clients in all areas of collective and individual employment law. His particular focus lies in employment law-related advice and drafting of contracts during transactions and business restructurings. This includes advice on questions of co-determination, dealing with a European works council and company pension schemes. Furthermore, he counsels clients on compliance matters.

Dr. Weidmann represents employers before courts and in non-contentious matters against employees, works councils and authorities. This includes the negotiation of works agreements and conciliation of interests and social plans.

In addition, Dr. Weidmann advises managing directors and board members in all aspects of their employment's service agreement and social insurance issues prior to termination.

Dr. Weidmann regularly publishes articles in journals and the daily press and gives lectures on employment law subjects.

Publications & News


April 11, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Analogic in $1.1B Acquisition by an Affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners

On April 10, 2018, Analogic Corporation, a provider of leading-edge healthcare and security solutions, and Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private investment firm with expertise in Analogic's end markets, announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Analogic will be acquired by Altaris for approximately $1.1 billion on a fully diluted basis.

June 29, 2015

WilmerHale Reps Thermo Fisher Scientific in Agreement to Acquire Alfa Aesar

On June 25, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alfa Aesar, a leading global manufacturer of research chemicals.

February 1, 2015

Manager Liability in a Group of Companies

An article by Patrick Späth and Dr. Golo Weidmann, published in CB Compliance-Berater 1-2/2015, Deutscher Fachverlag, Frankfurt.

June 9, 2014

Video surveillance and terminations of employees in Germany. Analyses of case law

(Videosorveglianza e licenziamenti in Germania. Analisi di un caso giurisprudenziale) published in Bollettino ADAPT, n. 23 (co-authored with Rosita Zucaro).

March 10, 2014

Termination of a temporary agency worker for compelling business reasons. Analyses of German case law

(Il licenziamento “economico” di un lavoratore in somministrazione. Analisi di un caso giurisprudenziale tedesco) published in Bollettino ADAPT, n. 10 (co-authored with Rosita Zucaro).

November 11, 2013

Legal framework and case law of dismissals in Germany

(Il licenziamento nel quadro normativo e giurisprudenziale tedesco) published in I licenziamenti in Italia e Germania. Prime riflessioni post-riforma Fornero a cura di R. Zucaro, ADAPT Labour Studies, e-Book series, 2013, n. 17.

February 27, 2013

Köln meets Palo Alto – What companies should keep in mind when expanding to the USA

(Köln meets Palo Alto – Was Unternehmen bei der Expansion in die USA beachten sollten), published in VentureCapital-Magazin 3/2013, p. 28-29.

January 1, 2007

Application of the Co-Determination Act 1976 in cases of conflict of laws

(Die Anwendung des Mitbestimmungsgesetzes 1976 in Fällen mit Auslandsbezug), published by Nomos Verlag 2007.

January 1, 2006

Irrevocable release from duties in compromise agreements and its impact to national insurance

(Sozialversicherungsrechtliche Risiken als Folge einer unwiderruflichen Freistellung in Aufhebungsverträgen), published in Neue Juristische Wochenschrift 2006, p. 257-260 (co-authored with Dr. Holger Thomas).

January 19, 2005

No revocation of bonus entitlements without grounds for revocation – new case law of the Federal Labour Court

(Der Widerruf von Gehaltsbestandteilen braucht Gründe - BAG zieht Klauseln in Formulararbeitsverträgen Grenzen), published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Speaking Engagements

November 16, 2016Abendforum - 32. Praxisseminar: Christmas bonuses and other variable compensation components (Alle Jahre wieder – Weihnachtsgratifikationen und andere variable Vergütungsbestandteile)Frankfurt, Germany
April 21, 2016Abendforum - 30. Praxisseminar: Safe Harbor Decision and European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Status Quo of employee data protection (Safe Harbor Entscheidung und EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung: Wo steht der Beschäftigtendatenschutz?)Frankfurt, Germany
November 26, 2015Employment law for managers and executives (Arbeitsrecht für Führungskräfte) Wörrstadt, Germany
September 23, 2015Abendforum - 27. Praxisseminar: Personal liability of employees (Arbeitnehmerhaftung) Frankfurt, Germany
April 15, 2015Abendforum - 25. Praxisseminar: Vacation law (Urlaubsrecht) Frankfurt, Germany
March 26, 2015The managing director of a German limited liability company (GmbH)
(L'amministratore di una s.r.l. tedesca)
Milan, Italy
November 12, 2014Abendforum, 24. practical seminar: How to deal with employees
with a long-term illness (Umgang mit langzeiterkrankten Mitarbeitern)
Frankfurt, Germany

September 10, 2014

Drafting Works Agreements That are Professionally and Legally Effective (Betriebsvereinbarungen professionell und rechtssicher gestalten)

Frankfurt, Germany

April 3, 2014

Abendforum, 21. Praxisseminar: Use of Temporary Agency Work (Einsatz von Fremdpersonal)

Frankfurt, Germany

March 25, 2014

Latest Employment Case Law (Aktuelles Arbeitsrecht)

Aschaffenburg, Germany

March 20, 2014

Founderstable in Berlin

Berlin, Germany

January 23, 2014

Termination of Employees in Germany (II licenziamento dei lavoratori in Germania)

Milan, Italy

November 15, 2013

(Internal) Temporary Agency Work – Legal Aspects and Specific Characteristics ([Interne] Arbeitnehmerüberlassung – Rechtliche Aspekte und Besonderheiten)

Saarbrücken, Germany

September 16, 2013

Continuing Education During Employment (Weiterbildung im Arbeitsverhältnis)

Berlin, Germany

September 5, 2013

Abendforum, 19. Praxisseminar: Adjustment of Terms and Conditions When Integrating Companies and Parts Thereof (Harmonisierung von Vertragsbedingungen bei der Integration von Unternehmens[-teilen])

Frankfurt, Germany

June 25, 2013

Latest Employment Case Law (Aktuelles Arbeitsrecht)

Heidelberg, Germany

November 23-24, 2012

Employment Law for Founders (Recht für Unternehmensgründer)

Berlin, Germany

November 14, 2012

Abendforum, 16. Praxisseminar: Use of Temporary Agency Work (Rechtssichere Gestaltung beim Einsatz von Fremdpersonal)

Frankfurt, Germany

September 20, 2012

Abendforum, 15. Praxisseminar: Career and Family From an Employment Law Perspective (Familie und Beruf im Arbeitsrecht)

Frankfurt, Germany

August 31, 2011

Abendforum, 11. Praxisseminar: Transition to Flexible Remuneration and Amendment of Salary Structures (Flexibilisierung und Änderung von Vergütungsstrukturen)

Frankfurt, Germany

Professional Activities

Dr. Weidmann is a member of the German-Italian Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA).


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Certified Attorney for Labor and Employment Law, 2007

JD, University of Mainz, 2005

Second State Exam, 2000

First State Exam, University of Mainz, 1998

Università di Modena (Italy), 1993/94

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