Walter Ahrens counsels employers on labor and employment law issues, including workforce changes, mergers and acquisitions, European and German works councils, employment contracts, terminations, pensions and benefits, and data privacy. He also represents employers in labor courts against employees, works councils, and trade unions. Walter is part of Morgan Lewis’s cross-practice global workforce team, which provides integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration. Walter is also the leader of the labor and employment practice for the Frankfurt office.
Walter is an author on several publications, including serving as a contributing author and editor for Getting the Deal Through—Labour and Employment 2006–2018, an annual series of deskbooks on international employment law and policy, and co-author of the Germany chapter in International Labor and Employment Laws 2006–2017, published by the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.
Walter is fluent in both English and German.
Recognized, Germany’s Best Lawyers, Employee Benefits Law, Handelsblatt (2012–2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recognized, Top Labor and Employment Lawyer, Germany, The European Legal 500 (2007)