Dr. Dirk Freihube

Attorney (Germany) | Specialist for labour law | Partner

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Office Frankfurt am Main
Ulmenstrasse 30
Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 170000 27
dfreihube [at] goerg.de
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Dr. Dirk Freihube advises national and international companies on labour and employment law.

More on labour and employment law: see also our restructuring blog Re.Work.



Dr. Dirk Freihube advises national and international companies and groups of companies on all questions of individual and collective labour law and represents them nationwide in all instances, regularly also before the Federal Labour Court. He has particular experience in the extrajudicial and judicial support of corporate restructuring, especially in the aviation, automotive and finance sectors. In addition, he regularly represents companies in conciliation boards and in disputes concerning the classification of companies under works constitution and collective bargaining agreements. He is available to the personnel departments of medium-sized companies as a permanent contact person for the planning and implementation of daily HR processes.

A further focus of his work is the representation of supervisory boards, shareholders, management boards and managing directors as well as other executives in contract drafting and separation processes. 

He regularly gives lectures and seminars and is the author of numerous publications on employment law.


Dr. Dirk Freihube is partner at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB. 

After studying law at the Universities of Marburg and Berlin, he was an academic assistant to the Institute for Labour and Civil Law (Prof. Adomeit) at the Free University of Berlin. Here he received his doctorate on the subject of collective law concerning employment alliances in companies. He was admitted to the bar in 2001.

Before joining GÖRG, he was partner and head of the employment law department of several leading law firms and most recently opened the Frankfurt office of a renowned employment law firm.

Memberships and awards

  • Mitglied Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein (Member of the working group on labour law in the German Bar Association)
  • Regularly listed by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer: "Dirk Freihube has excellent specialist knowledge, is regarded as reliable, very experienced and strong negotiator." "Competent and universally appreciated legal advisor in all employment law matters." "Very good legal skills, very good expertise, very good references, very good accessibility. " "Dirk Freihube works quickly, reliably and absolutely confidentially."

  • Listed by JUVE as frequently recommended lawyer

  • Repeatedly recommended lawyer in the Law Firm Monitor 

Teaching activities and lectures

  • "Labour Law 4.0", 22.08.2019, IHK Frankfurt am Main 
  • "News in labour law 2019 - what employers need to know", 11.11.2019, IHK Frankfurt am Main 
  • "mobile working" HR evening, 18.09.2019, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "Digitization of the world of work - Labour Law 4.0" Private Banking Forum, March 20, 2019, Munich 
  • "Time's up" September 19, 2019, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "Pitfalls in dismissal protection litigation - Dos and Don'ts for successful litigation", 2019, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf, Munich 
  • "right to quit - really difficult", 15.11.2017, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "Interim Management from the perspective of a labour lawyer", AIMP Regional Forum, 03.03.2016, Munich 
  • "Die Kündigung nach Emmely", Group Staff Conference of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, 11.05.2009, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "The Legally Compliant Termination of Employment Contracts", Group Staff Conference of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, May 14, 2008, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "Labour law measures in the crisis", Verband Technische Kunststoff-Produkte e.V., April 8, 2009, Waiblingen 
  • "Labour law measures in the crisis" Hauck & Aufhäuser, 17.11.2009, Frankfurt am Main 
  • "European Company and Employee Participation", November 5, 2007, Berlin 
  • "Social insurance law consequences of termination" Day of Labour Law", 2004, Berlin 
  • "The insolvency protection of partial retirement credits", 2004, Berlin, Bremen, Leipzig, Dresden 
  • "Latest developments in the case law of the BAG" Labour Law Day, 2003, Berlin 
  • "Advantages and disadvantages of using an employment and qualification company", Labour Law Day 2002, Frankfurt am Main


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