Thomas Niklas

Thomas Niklas


Küttner Rechtsanwälte

Recognized since 2018

Cologne, Germany

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law

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Thomas Niklas studierte von 1998 bis 2003 Rechtswissenschaften an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Nach seinem Referendariat u. a. beim Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, bei einer internationalen Wirtschaftskanzlei in Köln und bei einer führenden Wirtschaftskanzlei in Edinburgh begann Thomas Niklas seine Tätigkeit als Rechtsanwalt 2007 im Arbeitsrechtsteam einer internationalen Wirtschaftskanzlei. 2012 trat er als Rechtsanwalt bei Küttner ein.

Thomas Niklas advises, counsels and represents national and international companies, as well as executive bodies, executives and officers on all aspects of both individual and collective labor, as well as employment law. He has extensive experience in the preparation and realization of outsourcing and restructuring projects (changes to organizational structures and transfer of company ownership, as well as staff reduction, staffing flexibilization), temporary worker staffing as well as all company co-determination matters. This includes the implementation and adjustment of remuneration structures, work time arrangements and personnel development measures. In addition, Thomas Niklas provides advice and counsel in the employee data protection practice area. Thomas Niklas is the author of diverse publications on current employment law topics and is a frequent lecturer for employment law lecture series.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Richmodstra├če 8
    Cologne 50667
    Germany

Languages

  • English
  • German

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Labor and Employment Law

Awards:

  • JUVE-Handbuch 2016/2017
  • The Legal 500 2015
  • JUVE-Handbuch 2015/2016
  • JUVE-Handbuch 2014/2015
  • Who´s Who Legal
  • JUVE-Handbuch 2020/2021
  • The Legal 500 2020
  • WirtschaftsWoche: Die renommiertesten Anwälte im Arbeitsrecht
  • Juve Award
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2016

Tell us a little bit about your practice and what makes it unique.

Thomas Niklas advises national and international companies, as well as managers on all aspects of both individual and collective labor and employment law. A main focus of his practice is the drafting and realization of outsourcing and restructuring projects (changes to organizational structures and transfer of company ownership, as well as staff reduction), use of external personnel, company co-determination, as well as the implementation and adjustment of remuneration structures, work time arrangements and personnel development measures.

Thomas Niklas is the author of various articles on all aspects of current issues in employment law and regularly lectures on this subject.

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