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Dr Hans-Peter Löw

Senior Counsel

Hans-Peter Löw always gives the impression that he has seen and done it before no matter how complex a legal challenge might be.

Matthias Füssel, Head of HR Germany, ING

Dr Hans-Peter Löw has been advising companies in the financial services sector on employment law for decades and focuses on complex employment law issues in this industry, also at the interface with regulatory and data protection issues.

Hans-Peter is a proven authority on regulated compensation in the financial services sector.

Further areas of focus include HR compliance, executive compensation, bonus and incentive plans as well as litigation of disputes arising in this area.

In addition, Hans-Peter supports his clients in the preparation of remuneration systems and reports in accordance with InstitutsVergV and AktG.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main


  • Advising Banco Santander on all employment law aspects in connection with the acquisition of specialised technology assets of the European merchant payment services and processing business of Wirecard group.
  • Advising Cerberus on all employment-law aspects relating to the takeover of HSH Nordbank by independent investors.
  • Advising Société Générale on the acquisition of the Equity Markets & Commodities (EMC) division from Commerzbank and on the integration of former Commerzbank employees.
  • Advising Scout24 on the carve-out of the AutoScout24 business and on the conversion into an Societas Europaea (SE).

*The above list includes matters completed whilst Hans-Peter was in his previous employ.

  • German
  • English
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Dr jur, 1987
  • Higher Regional Court Koblenz, Second State Examination, 1985
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, First State Examination, 1982


  • JUVE Handbook 2023/2024: Leading name in employment law (above 50 years), frequently recommended for employment law: advising companies; "very strong professionally, established relationship of trust", client
  • Legal 500 Germany 2024: Leading individual and recommended for employment law
  • Chambers Europe Germany 2024: Recommended for employment; "Dr Löw provides a great service with high value. It is a pleasure to work with him", client
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recommended for labor and employment law as well as employee benefits law
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2021: Recommended as "Top Lawyer" for employment law


  • "Gender Diversity on the Board" – News from Brussels (together with Maria Boerner), in Personalführung, April 2022
  • Whistleblower protection: Limits to abuse, in: Handelsblatt Rechtsboard, 2 February 2022
  • "The legal targets for the women's quota are a necessary impulse" - Interview on the EU women's quota, in: Haufe, 24 January 2022
  • Gendering in the workplace – aspects of labor law and personnel policy, in: Personalführung, p. 72 ff.
  • Not too little, not too much, (On works council compensation) Personalmagazin, November 2021, p. 90 ff.
  • Compensation transparency: On the works committee's right to inspect compensation lists – BB commentary, in: Betriebs-Berater, 39/2021, 27 September 2021, p. 2304
  • Gender Diversity: New law sets out further steps, in: Personalführung, April 2021, p. 68 ff.
  • Gender Diversity on the Board of Management – At least a little bit! (together with K. Stüber), DB 07 December 2020, p. M22f.
  • Labor law consequences for German banks? – Brexit planning with double hats; in Legal Tribune Online 21 January 2019
  • AGB control of management board contracts (comments on the judgment of the LAG Frankfurt a.M. of 18 April 2018 - 4 U 120/17); AG 2018, p. 837 et seq.
  • Variable remuneration: key date regulation in collective agreement (comments on BAG ruling of 27 June 2018 - 10 AZR 290/17); BB 2018, p. 2816
  • Merkel aims to ease employment protection rules for banks; FAZ 207/2018 of 6 September 2018, p. 19
  • Teleworking in the banking sector: The new agreement of the European social partners; Expert Forum on Labor Law, 10 January 2018


  • Regulated remuneration as part of the basic seminar on banking supervisory law on February 14, 2022
  • Overview of the changes brought by the Remuneration Ordinance for Institutions and presentation of the updated "Remuneration Systems" manual as part of the seminar on "Remuneration in Financial Institutions 2022" at the Association of Foreign Banks on March 16, 2022

Prior Experience

  • 2011 – 2022: Partner at an international law firm
  • 1996 – 2011: Partner at an international law firm