Dr Markus Bohnau
Certified Employment Law Specialist

Spedition­straße 21
40221 Dusseldorf
T +49 (0) 211 88288-145
F +49 (0) 211 88288-200
E markus.bohnau@kliemt.de
Markus Bohnau advises enterprises of all sectors on collective-law topics and negotiates with works councils and trade unions, in particular on (post-merger) restructurings and outsourcing projects, including cross-border ones. Further main practice areas are employment-law consultancy on transactions (including due diligence and harmonisation of conditions of employment) and employment-law advice on professional sport, in particular on professional football transfers.


  • Attorney since 1998
  • With KLIEMT.HR Lawyers since 2004
  • Previously attorney in the employment-law practice group of an international commercial law firm; in Munich, London and Düsseldorf, in the last as location manager in employment law. Previously in a medium-sized law firm with a focus on national and international football transfers.
  • Doctorate on the employment-law aspects of professional footballers’ change of club
  • Member of Ius Laboris Executive Committee
  • Head of Ius Laboris Quality Committee
  • Lecturer in employment law, Münster University
  • Lecturer in employment law, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (Mannheim)


  • German
  • English


  • Arbeits­ge­mein­schaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwalt­ver­ein (DAV)
  • Arbeits­ge­mein­schaft Sportrecht im Deutschen Anwalt­ver­ein (DAV)/li>
  • European Employ­ment Lawyers Association (EELA)


  • „strong expertise“ und „formidable advocate“ (Who’s Who Legal 2018 )
  • Empfohlen als einer von „Deutsch­lands besten Anwälten“
    (Han­dels­blatt/Best Lawyers 2017, 2016 und 2015)
  • „Seit Jahren erfolg­reiche u. ausgezeichnete Zusam­men­ar­beit“ (Mandant)
    (JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018)
  • „Certainly one of the best in collective labour law“
    (Who’s Who Legal 2017)
  • „Häufig empfohlen“
    (JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015 und 2013/2014)
  • „Praised as an excellent strategist who truly partners with his clients“
    (Who’s Who Legal 2016)
  • „Guter Stratege“ (Wett­be­wer­ber)
    (JUVE Handbuch 2015/2016)
  • „Well respected and a great asset to clients“
    (Who’s Who Legal 2015)