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Samir Buhl

Dr Samir Buhl LL.M.

He/himSenior Associate

Samir Buhl advises national and international clients in all areas of employment law. For several clients he became a trusted advisor with both hands on and legally feasible solutions. The concept of his advice is holistic, sustainable and cost-efficient.

Samir assists clients in entering the German market and frequently represents his clients in (complex) individual and collective labor court proceedings.

In this context, the focus of his advice is on compensation law issues (including advice on desired compensation models with cryptocurrencies, the defense against unjustified commission or bonus claims), advise on corporate/group structures from employment law perspective (including structure and/or avoidance of a transfer of undertakings), all digitalization issues, and works constitution law issues (including the improvement of permanent cooperation with the works council).

Samir is a certified labour attorney.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsRechtsanwalt admitted with Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg


  • Successful representation of several national and international companies in court proceedings, in particular with regard to dismissal protection lawsuits (complex proceedings), bonus/commission claims of employees and claims under works constitution laws (including successful contests of works council elections).
  • Many successful out of court negotiations about termination and settlement agreements between companies and executive employee.
  • Advising and legal representation of one of the largest fashion retailers (logistic and sales) in Germany on a wide range of issues relating to all aspects of collective employment law and co-determination rights, including successful representation in several preliminary injunction proceedings.
  • Successful defense of an unjustified million-dollar lawsuit filed by a trade union on the basis of a social collective bargaining agreement.
  • Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Second State Examination, 2019
  • Bucerius Law School, Ph.D., 2018
  • Boston University, LLM in American Law with Concentration in IP, 2015


    Bucerius Law School, First State Examination, 2014


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recognised as “one to watch” for labor and employment law

Prior Experience

  • 2023: Three months secondment at DLA Piper in Sydney, Australia
  • 2017-19: Research Assistant at the centre for legal learning at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg
  • 2014-17: Research Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Matthias Jacobs at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Hamburger Verein für Arbeitsrecht e.V.
  • Lawyer Association Hamburg
  • International Bar Association
  • Deutscher Juristentag e.V.
  • German Bar Association
  • Bucerius Alumni e.V.
  • German Employment Court Association 
  • European Employment Lawyers Association