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 completing his law internship, at the state labor court and at the state agency for occupation health and safety, both are located in Cologne, he started his work as an attorney in 2005 in the employment law practice area at a major international law firm in Cologne. In 2007, he took up work at another global law firm in Dusseldorf, where starting 2010 he served as a local partner. In October 2014, Thomas Faas joined Küttner as an attorney.
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  • German Bar Association
  • Cologne Bar Association
  • Working Group Employment Law in the German Bar Association
  • Labor Court Association
Thomas Fass advises, counsels, and represents national and international companies, as well as executive bodies, executives and officers in collective and individual employment law matters. He has longstanding experience and extensive expertise in accompanying company transactions (asset deals, share deals) and complex employment law restructuring (outsourcing, staff reduction). He also provides advice and counsel in the drafting of employee data protection arrangements. Thomas Faas also advises, counsels and represents companies and executives in the negotiation of employment / service agreements (employment agreements, bonus agreements, termination agreements) and in connection with compliance issues and internal investigations. Thomas Faas also has particular expertise in insolvency employment law. Thomas Faas is the author of diverse publications on current employment law topics and is a frequent lecturer at employment law lecture series.


  • JUVE-Handbook 2015/2016: frequently and highly recommended attorney
  • JUVE-Handbook 2016/2017: frequently and highly recommended attorney
  • JUVE-Handbook 2017/2018: frequently and highly recommended attorney
  • JUVE-Handbook 2018/2019: frequently and highly recommended attorney


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/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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