After graduation and his clerkship in Heidelberg, Hanns-Uwe Richter worked as scientific assistant at the Institute for Public Finance and tax law at Heidelberg University and completed his doctorate under Reinhard Mußgnug. After having worked as syndicus for large industrial companies in Frankfurt and Heidelberg, he joined the law firm in 1996.
As specialist attorney for labor law, Hanns-Uwe Richter advises employers and employees in all aspects of labor law, including worker participation. He focuses on advising and representing our clients in the field of drafting employment contacts and their termination by notice or annulment contract. Especially in difficult conflicts and lawsuits, our clients benefit from his over 30 years of experience as attorney. Competitors confirm Hanns-Uwe Richter‘s high expertise in finalizing settlements. The magazine "stern" awarded the law firm the title "Best Law Firms 2020" and "Best Law Firm 2022" in the field of "Labour Law (for employees)". The firm was also recommended in the magazine brandeins/thema as "Best Commercial Law Firms 2022" in "Labor Law (Representation of the Corporate Side)". In the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022 Hanns-Uwe Richter is honored in the category: "Often recommended: Dr. Hanns-Uwe Richter "professional and goal-oriented mandate management in disputes in the area of "executives", competitors; labor law/mediation".
As a trained business mediator (Deutsche Anwaltakademie), certified mediator (University of Heidelberg) and Business Coach (PH Heidelberg), his competence in negotiation, communication and arbitration in mediation is of great benefit when he supports those involved in conflicts in developing viable solutions to conflicts between companies, between shareholders and managing directors, between managers and employees, between teams and between those involved in company succession and in inheritance matters. Hanns-Uwe Richter is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mediation Working Group of the German Bar Association.
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Hanns-Uwe Richter has particular knowledge in the personnel law of the public service (co-author of the comment by Dörring/Kutzki on the „collective agreement for the public service sector (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD)“ and permanent author for the magazine “journal for collective bargaining law, labor and social law of the public service sector (Zeitschrift für Tarif-, Arbeit- und Sozialrecht des öffentlichen Dienstes)”. His expertise is appreciated by numerous municipalities and public institutions.
Hanns-Uwe Richter has also been a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg in the field of labor law and mediation for many years.
In the field of sports law, Hanns-Uwe Richter advises associations and professional athletes. Based on his activities as consultant and author of publications in the field of sports law, he received a lectureship in sports labor law at the SRH University Heidelberg.
Furthermore, Hanns-Uwe Richter has been associate professor for labor law at Heidelberg University for many years.
He is member of the working groups for labor law and sports law of the German Bar Association.