Felix Geulen

Lawyer, Specialist in employment law, Partner

Beruflicher Werdegang

Studied law at the University of Cologne. Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne at the Regional Court of Aachen with stations in Aachen and Hamburg. Accompanying legal clerkship as research assistant in a medium-sized commercial law firm. Since 2017 attorney at law at SCHOMERUS. Due to the proven special theoretical knowledge and practical experience, entitled to use the title of specialist lawyer for employment law since 2020. Partner at SCHOMERUS since 2024.


Mr. Geulen comprehensively advises employers, start-ups, managing directors, executives and employees on individual and collective labor law as well as social security law and represents them in court throughout Germany in highly specialized labor and civil litigation.


  • Advising and representing employers, start-ups, managing directors, executives and employees in individual employment law matters

  • Litigation in individual disputes before all German labor courts and civil courts

  • Dismissal protection proceedings and out-of-court negotiation of termination and settlement agreements

  • Contract drafting and contract review (esp. employment contracts and managing director contracts)

  • Advice on terminations and notices of change, warnings, part-time employment, fixed-term employment contracts, remuneration and bonus claims, vacation, continued payment of wages, short-time work, transfers, flexible working hours and working time accounts, parental leave and maternity leave, sabbatical agreements

  • Social security law, bogus self-employment

  • Employee leasing and use of external personnel

  • Secondments and work abroad

  • Labor law 4.0, new work, mobile working and home office

  • Advice and representation of employers in collective labor law, works constitution law and collective bargaining law, drafting of works agreements

  • Support in labor law restructuring, operational changes, social plans and reconciliation of interests as well as conciliation board proceedings

  • Accompaniment of labor law aspects in M&A transactions (due diligence reviews)


  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg


  • The home office abroad - What do employers have to consider?, SPA - Schnellinformation für Personalmanagement und Arbeitsrecht (Beck-Verlag) 2021, Issue 19, pp. 149 - 151

  • Compensation under the Infection Protection Act - Quarantine, Daycare and School Closures in the Corona Crisis, together with Jannis Sothmann, ArbR Aktuell 2020, 217

  • Short-time work in the Corona crisis, together with Dr. Volker Vogt, ArbR Aktuell 2020, 181

  • Cooperative - a way out of bogus self-employment or illegal employee leasing after all?, together with Dr. Volker Vogt, ArbR Aktuell 2019, 499

  • Interim Management - An Update on the Current Social Security and Labor Law Situation, together with Dr. Volker Vogt, ArbR Aktuell 2019, 319

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