Dr. Philip Merten

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law), Of Counsel, Düsseldorf Office

Curriculum Vitae

  • Studies at University of Cologne
  • 1996 – 1999 Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA) – advisor/deputy head of the labour law department
  • 1999 – 2000 Rheinbraun AG – Head of coordination human resources and key questions staff
  • 2000 – 2008 METRO AG – Head of labour law and collective bargaining policy
  • 2008 – 2010 Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH – head of labour relations, human resources management and human resources development
  • Since 2010 Head of the Group-human resources management of a significant German trading and tourism company (turnover 2012 > EUR 49bn; employees > 327,000)
  • Since 2012 Of Counsel with ARQIS Rechtsanwälte
  • Since 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board of a major German trading company


Dr. Philip Merten regularly publishes expert papers on labour law in books and highly regarded law journals.


  • Member of the Association of German Jurists
  • Member of Mitglied im Bundesverband der Personalmanager (BPM) (Federal Association of Human Resources Manager)
  • Chairman of the Große Tarifkommission des Einzelhandelsverbands Baden-Württemberg (Grand Collective Bargaining Commission of the retail association of Baden-Württemberg) and presidium member


  • German
  • English


Hammer Straße 19
40219 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 13069-145

Fax: +49 211 13069-099

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