Kurfürstendamm 59
10707 Berlin
 +49 (0)30 / 864 79 70
+49 (0)30 / 762 39 26 20



Maria Timmermann

Specialist lawyer for employment law

Of Counsel

Maria Timmermann is active in the field of collective and individual employment and labour law, both in an advisory capacity and in disputes before the courts. She advises on collective bargaining, negotiations and conclusions of service or works agreements as well as on reconciliation of interests and social plans. She also assists with corporate restructurings from an employment law perspective.

Maria has developed a particular specialization in public service law with a particularly intensive activity in the area of collective bargaining law for employees and workers in the public service. She also specialises in issues relating to staff representation law, the Federal Act on Gender Equality (BGleiG) and the State Gender Equality Acts (LGG), as well as the employment law aspects of the law on severely disabled persons and dealing with the council for severely disabled persons.
Due to the special professional orientation, the clientele consists of employers, such as large, medium-sized and small companies, as well as self-employed persons. Her clients include public authorities (federal and state authorities as well as municipal employers), public enterprises and other institutions that are part of the public service, as well as trade unions.


  • Langwieser Rechtsanwaelte, Berlin, lawyer / Of Counsil (since 2021) 
  • Lawyer in own law firm since 1996 until today
  • Owner of PersVGIS e.K. and creator of the information system on staff representation law PersVGIS (2012 to date)
  • Associate member of the conciliation committee on staff representation law in the state of Berlin (1994 -1997)
  • Honorary judge in the chamber for staff representation cases at the Berlin Administrative Court (1993-1997)
  • Head of the Labour and Social Law Department of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) (1993-1996)
  • Deputy Head of the Legal Department of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) (1991-1993)


  • Employment and Labour Law
  • Employment and Labour law in the public service
  • Staff Representation Law
  • Federal and state gender equality law
  • Negotiation of collective agreements
  • Negotiation of service agreements


  • German
  • English


  • German Federal Bar Association
  • Berlin Bar Association
  • Working Group on Labour Law in the German Bar Association
  • State Hunting Association Brandenburg e.V.
  • Member of the dtk (Deutscher Teckelclub) 1888 e.V.
  • Association for the Promotion of the Ferch Schwielowsee Fire Brigade