Dr. Christian Rolf

National Partner

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 151
F +49 69 79302 222
crolfwillkie.com

Christian Rolf is a national partner in the Frankfurt office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. His practice focuses on employment, labor, pension law, executive compensation and benefits schemes, HR compliance and HR data privacy issues. He advises enterprises and strategic and private equity investors on HR aspects of transactions, including post-deal reorganizations and restructurings.

Christian also has broad experience in negotiations with works councils and trade unions, and with respect to all HR aspects of formerly state-owned companies and enterprises. He is a member of Willkie’s Frankfurt compliance group and oversees HR aspects of compliance systems and internal investigations.

Christian also has broad experience in European employment law and frequently publishes legal articles on employment law, HR compliance and data privacy. He is ranked by Euromoney / Legal Media Group as a leading lawyer for HR and is recommended by Chambers Europe.

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Highlights

Christian Rolf is a national partner in the Frankfurt office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. His practice focuses on employment, labor, pension law, executive compensation and benefits schemes, HR compliance and HR data privacy issues. He advises enterprises and strategic and private equity investors on HR aspects of transactions, including post-deal reorganizations and restructurings.

Selected Significant Matters

Christian’s significant matters include:

  • Supervisory Board of Debeka on Data Privacy Items
  • Sale of Scout 24 by Deutsche Telekom
  • France Telecom with respect  to a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Christian was a local partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf in Frankfurt. He began his professional career in 2000 practicing in the labor law group of Gleiss Lutz and later gained significant international experience while working in Gleiss’ Shanghai office and while pursuing secondments with Herbert Smith in London and Stibbe in Brussels and Amsterdam.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Christian is a member of various professional practice groups and a member of GDD (Society for Data Privacy and Data Security), the Frankfurt Bar Association and the Labor and Social Affairs Committee of the AmCham Germany.

Selected Publications and Lectures

Christian’s publications include various articles on HR Data Privacy items such as

  • “Google, Facebook & Co as data source for companies in the recruitment process?,” Recht der Datenverarbeitung (with Michael Roetting, 2009)
  • “Social Media Guidelines from an employment law perspective,” RDV Recht der Datenverarbeitung (with Jochen Riechwald, 2010)
  • “Social Media Guidelines - Rules for corporate practice,” IM Fachzeitschrift für Information und Consulting (with Jochen Riechwald, 2011)

Christian is a frequent speaker on conferences such as the 14th annual conference of FDD Forum für Datenschutz, which will take place in April 2017 in Wiesbaden.