[Hamburg/Cologne, ] As of 1 October 2016, the Hamburg labor law practice group headed by Burkhard Fabritius (45) will leave Flick Gocke Schaumburg for GÖRG. Fabritius, who will join GÖRG as a partner, will reinforce and head the labor law practice at the Hamburg location.
GÖRG’s new partner, who studied in Hamburg, specializes in labor law and also teaches labor law at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and social law at the University of Hagen.
Fabritius has been with the Hamburg office of Flick Gocke Schaumburg, where he focused on labor and social security law, since September 2012 and became an associate partner in January 2015. His previous career stations included a stay with Esche Schümann Commichau and service as a social court judge. His activities cut across all aspects of personal and collective labor law. While with Flick Gocke Schaumburg, he dealt primarily with the labor law issues that arise in connection with corporate restructurings and advised corporate clients on labor law questions related to acquisitions. Clients also benefited from his experience in the area of co-determination law, company pensions and those aspects of social security law that affect companies.
“GÖRG’s outstanding competence, especially in the area of corporate reorganization, is a perfect fit with my areas of specialization”, is how Fabritius put one of the reasons for his move. Along with Fabritius, Rolf-Alexander Markgraf (35), who has been with the labor law and criminal labor law practice of Flick Gocke Schaumburg since June 2015 will join GÖRG as an associate. Markgraf also teaches law and labor law at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.
Dr. Marcus Richter, who heads GÖRG’s Labor Law service line, sees these new additions as a further important step in the context of the firm’s systematic effort to grow and expand its labor law practice group at the national level: “In Mr. Fabritius, we were able to recruit a colleague who is as congenial as he is competent for our Hamburg office and whose areas of specialization and excellent local contacts make him a perfect match for us. The new labor law practice group structure in Hamburg gives us new possibilities: It will take a considerable load off of our colleagues in Cologne and Berlin, who have recently been covering the increasing demand for labor law advice at our Hamburg location. At the same time, we will be able to capitalize on new opportunities that will enable us to focus on the local Hamburg market with a stronger team than was possible in the past.”