Lunk, Stefan

Stefan Lunk

Retired Partner

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lunk retired from the partnership in December 2018. He is of counsel and a former partner in the Hamburg office, and practiced in the firm’s Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice. In particular, he advised employers on the co-determination right of the works council, on restructurings and related participation rights, as well as on the negotiation of social compensation plans or collective wage agreements. He regularly advised on labor matters in mergers and acquisitions, as well as downsizings and restructurings of international and domestic companies. Mr. Lunk’s practice has further included individual employment relations, in particular the initiation and termination of officers’ service contracts, as well as proceedings – also on corporate bodies' sites.

In JUVE 2016/2017, Mr. Lunk was recommended for Employment Law and recognized as a leading senior employment partner, as well as a leading name in advice to executives. He has been named as a key individual for Employment Law in Chambers Europe Germany 2015 and recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Employment in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2016. Furthermore, he has been listed as a leading name in Employment law by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and among the 40 leading figures in human resources in Germany in 2015 by Personalmagazin.

Mr. Lunk is the author of numerous publications on German labor and employment law (click here to download a list of selected publications), editor of the book AnwaltFormulare Arbeitsrecht by Deutscher Anwaltverlag, as well as co-author of publications such as Praxishandbuch Betriebsverfassungsrecht  by C. H. Beck Verlag and AnwaltKommentar Arbeitsrecht by Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. He published in professional journals and lectures on labor and employment law on a regular basis.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Lunk had been appointed as Chairman of the Employment Law Committee of the German Bar Association and is a member of the managing board of the DAV’s law-making committee.

He was also an honorary professor at the Kiel University Law School where he lectured in employment law.


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 1992
  • Dr. jur., University of Kiel, 1990
  • First German State Exam, University of Kiel, 1987