Dr. Henning Abraham  LUTZ | ABEL

Partner | Lawyer | Certified Specialist Lawyer for employment law

Dr. Henning Abraham

Dr. Henning Abraham  LUTZ | ABEL

Profile details

Dr Henning Abraham advises medium-sized companies and corporate groups on all issues of employment law. He specialises in employment law restructuring with reconciliation of interests and social plan negotiations as well as other disputes under works constitution law. He always sees employment law advice as a strategic and conceptual challenge and provides practicable solutions instead of mere legal opinions.

As head of the employment law practice group, clients know him as a professionally experienced and particularly strong negotiator whose personal way of communicating is particularly appreciated.

  • Disputes under works constitution law and conciliation boards
  • Restructuring (including reconciliation of interests and social plan negotiations)
  • Transaction support under employment law
  • Structuring of reorganisations, outsourcing, transfers of undertakings and staff reductions
  • (International) group employment law
  • Deployment of external staff
  • Flexible working time and remuneration models
  • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate co-determination and supervisory board elections
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2018-2024: One of the best lawyers in labor and employment law in Germany
  • Legal 500 Germany & EMEA 2020, 2023- 2024: Recommended lawyer 
  • JUVE Handbook 2022 | 2023 and 2023 | 2024: Often recommended lawyer
  • Lawyer at LUTZ | ABEL since 2015
  • Certified specialist lawyer for employment law since 2013
  • Lawyer in a major international law firm, 2011 – 2015
  • Admission to the bar, 2010
  • Doctorate (Dr. jur.) at the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Law studies in Hamburg
  • CMA CGM: Ongoing advice on employment law, in particular on issues relating to works constitution law and negotiation of reconciliation of interests as well as several company agreements since 2019.
  • MEYER WERFT: Staff reduction with reconciliation of interests and several social plans, 2021
  • Alterric (joint venture of EWE AG and Aloys-Wobben-Stiftung): Employment law issues including collective bargaining, reconciliation of interests on the formation of joint operations and numerous company agreements, 2021
  • ENERCON suppliers: Over two dozen staff reductions with reconciliation of interests and social plan since 2016
  • ENERCON Group: Restructuring and establishment of a matrix structure, 2020
  • NEPTUN WERFT: Staff reductions with reconciliation of interests and several social plans, 2021

"Henning Abraham is an absolute specialist in his field. His help and answers are not only of the highest legal quality, but are also realisable and practicable. It doesn't get any better than this."

Legal 500 Germany 2024

“One of the best labor lawyers this company has ever worked with.“

Client, JUVE Handbook 2023 | 2024

“Enterprising a. motivated.“

Competitor, JUVE Handbook 2022 | 2023

“One of the best lawyers in labor and employment law in Germany.“

Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2023

“Henning Abraham, as head of the Hamburg employment law team, is extremely well versed in the subject matter and particularly strong in negotiations.“

Legal 500 Germany 2020