Thomas Faas

Attorney at law | Specialized attorney for employment law | Partner

Thomas Faas studied law at the Rhine Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn from 1996 to 2001. After his legal clerkship with stations at, among others, the Regional Labor Court in Cologne and the State Office for Occupational Health and Safety in Cologne, he started working as an attorney in the labor law department of a major international law firm in Cologne in 2005. In 2007, he joined another global law firm at its Düsseldorf office, where he has been a Local Partner since 2010. Thomas Faas joined Küttner in October 2014.
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  • German Bar Association
  • Cologne Bar Association
  • Working Group Employment Law in the German Bar Association
  • Labor Court Association
Thomas Faas advises, counsels, and represents national and international companies, as well as executives and officers in all individual and collective employment law matters. He has longstanding experience and extensive employment law expertise in transactions (asset deals, share deals) as well as complex employment law restructurings (outsourcings, staff reductions). He also advises in the field of employee data protection. Thomas Faas also advises, counsels and represents companies and executives in the negotiation of contractual arrangements (employment agreements, bonus agreements, termination agreements) and in connection with compliance and internal investigations. Thomas Faas also has particular expertise in insolvency-related employment law. Thomas Faas is the author of diverse publications on current employment law topics and is a lecturer at employment law lecture series.


  • JUVE-Handbook 2020/2021: often recommended
  • Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt: Best Lawyers in Employment Law 2020
  • JUVE Handbook 2019/2020: often recommended
  • JUVE Handbook 2018/2019: often recommended
  • JUVE Handbook 2017/2018: frequently recommended
  • JUVE Handbook 2016/2017: frequently recommended
  • JUVE Handbook 2015/2016: frequently recommended


Monographs, Commentary and Handbooks

  • Faas, Kommentierung zum Individualarbeitsrecht. In: Kilian/Heussen, Computerrechtshandbuch – Informationstechnologie in der Rechts- und Wirtschaftspraxis, 33. Ergänzungslieferung 2017.

Newspapers, Magazines, and Commemorative Publications

  • Faas, Arbeitnehmerdatenschutz und DSGVO – erste Erfahrungen mit dem neuen Recht. In: JM 2019, S. 454.
  • Faas/Henseler: Speicherdauer und Aufbewahrungsfristen unter der DSGVO. In: BB 2018, S. 2292.
  • Niklas/Faas, Datenschutz-Grundverordnung – Was gilt es nun zu beachten?. In: JUVE-Handbuch 2018/2019, S. 480.
  • Faas, Titelthema Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit – Neue Pflichten – Datenschutzbeauftragte. In: DATEV-Magazin 04/2018, S. 12.
  • Faas: WhatsApp & Outlook auf dem beruflichen Smartphone: Haftungsrisiken und Auswege. In: ArbRAktuell 2018, S. 594.
  • Niklas/Faas, Der Datenschutzbeauftragte nach der Datenschutzgrundverordnung. In: NZA 2017, S. 1091.
  • Niklas/Faas, EU-US Privacy Shield – Ende der Rechtsunsicherheit bei Datentransfers in die USA?. In: ArbRAktuell 2016, S. 473.
  • Niklas/Faas, Arbeitnehmerdatenschutz: Was nun nach Safe Harbor?. In: JUVE-Handbuch 2016/2017, S. 482.
  • Borgmann/Faas, Das Weisungsrecht zur betrieblichen Übung nach § 106 S. 2 GewO. In: NZA 2004, S. 241.
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