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 20 years of experience as attorney. Competitors confirm Hanns-Uwe Richter‘s high expertise in finalizing settlements. The magazine "stern" (issue 22/2020) awarded the law firm the title "Best Law Firms 2020" in the field of "Labour Law (for employees)".
As a trained business mediator (German Lawyers' Academy) and certified mediator (University of 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.
You can find more details here: www.heidelberg-mediator.de
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.
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.