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Professor Dr. Volker Rieble

Of Counsel – University Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

  • Born 1961, studies in Freiburg. Doctorate 1989. Habilitation (postdoctoral thesis eligible for professorship) 1996.
  • Since 2004, chair of labour law and private law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Law (Zentrum für Arbeitsbeziehungen und Arbeitsrecht (ZAAR)) at the LMU.
  • 1998 to the beginning of 2004, Chair of Private Law, Labour Law, Commercial Law and Economic Law at Mannheim University.
  • Extensive practical experience from management consultancy to conciliation (air traffic controllers’ industrial action), collective bargaining and works constitution disputes, the formation of European companies and expert opinions on legal questions.
  • Numerous publications including a standard commentary on the Collective Agreement Act and commentaries in Staudinger, newspaper columns.
  • Research is centred on collective labour law (collective bargaining law, industrial disputes law, works constitution law, co-determination), strategic structuring of employment and the developments in Labour Law 4.0 with emphasis on organization issues.