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Christian Von Buddenbrock

Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock

One of the most experienced and innovative advisors in the area of company pension schemes.
Client, JUVE

Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock is Partner at DLA Piper’s Dusseldorf office and member of the Employment Law practice group. In his area of expertise, which comprises labour and employment law as well as restructuring, insolvency and insurance supervisory law. He advises employers as well as product providers. Christian also specialises in advising and representing companies in matters relating to company pension schemes.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf
  • German
  • English
  • Regional court Bonn, Second State Examination, 2005

  • University of Bonn, First State Examination, 2002


  • Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommended for Employment Law.
  • JUVE 2022/2023: Leading names up to 50 in the field of Labour & Employment Law.
  • JUVE 2023/2024: Frequently recommended lawyer in the field of Labour & Employment Law.
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2024/2025: Recommended for labor and employment law.


  • Rechtsprechung des BAG zur Ausstattung einer "Rentnergesellschaft" im Lichte des BilMoG, Der Betrieb, 2009, p 1237: Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Jörn Manhart

  • Nachspielzeit für die Zillmerung?, BB 2009, p 1129, Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Jörn Manhart

  • Neubewertung von Pensionsverpflichtungen nach dem BilMoG: Risiko im Überschuldungsstatus nach § 19 InsO, BB 2010, p 1331 , Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Michael Rathje

  • Betriebliche Mitbestimmung in der betrieblichen Altersversorgung, BB 2011, p 2293, Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Jörn Manhart

  • Pensionsverpflichtungen - Berechnungspflicht der Krankenkassen für notwendiges Deckungskapital, BB 2013, p 2013, Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Jörn Manhart

  • Das Sozialpartnermodell - Ablösung bestehender Versorgungssysteme in der bAV durch die reine Beitragszusage, BB 2017, p 2997, Christian Freiherr von Buddenbrock / Hans-Martin Kühn


  • Lecture on 29 September 2022 at the conference of the Association of Mathematical Experts on the topic of "Practical experience in advising on the contractual arrangements of a social partner model"

Prior Experience

  • 2010 - 2024, Partner, Dusseldorf based European law firm