Dr. Alexander Willemsen

Employment LawInsolvency and Restructuring

Dr. Alexander Willemsen


Alexander Willemsen advises German and international enterprises on all questions of individual and collective labour law. The focuses of his activities are the restructuring of enterprises and businesses as well as the labour law aspects of M&A transactions. In addition thereto, he specialises in the drafting and termination of service and employment contracts, as well as acting on the employers’ side in disputes with works councils and trade unions.

In the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022, Alexander Willemsen is named as a frequently recommended advisor and, for the second time in a row, as “Rising Star of the Year“ in the field of employment law. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021 names Alexander Willemsen as a key lawyer for employment law. Best Lawyers considers him to be one of the best lawyers in Germany for employment law. Alexander Willemsen was named a Top Lawyer in the field of employment law by WirtschaftsWoche 2022.



Alexander Willemsen is a partner of Oppenhoff and a specialized lawyer for employment law. He studied law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA. During his further vocational training he completed stations at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour and in the labour law department of a major German law firm. In 2009 he earned his doctorate (Dr. iur.) on a labour law topic at the University of Cologne under Prof. Dr. Ulrich Preis.

Alexander Willemsen is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the syndicate of Employment Law at the DAV.

Dr. Alexander Willemsen

PartnerAttorneySpecialized Attorney for Employment Law

German, English

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 551
F +49 221 2091 333