About Me

I worked for over 15 years as an employment lawyer in major law firms and specialised employment law firms, 7 years as a partner.

Employment law is my passion. I enjoy fighting for my clients before the labour courts and I love to win. But I am also fan of a good settlement that saves my clients time.

Negotiating with works councils and unions is my strength. I find it a particular challenge to analyse the interests and goals of all parties involved and to find a result that not only my clients but also the other negotiating partners are satisfied with. After all, employers and employee representatives must still be able to look each other in the eye in the future.

It is my task to find comprehensible answers to often tricky questions concerning employment law and to work out solutions together with my clients. I do not sit in my office and write expensive expert opinions that still leave my clients wondering what they should do. Instead, I often work on site together with my clients and am considered part of the team.

I am a good communicator and can empathise well with people. Therefore, clients often seek my advice on HR and communication issues which do not have much to do with the law. In more complex projects I like working together with communication experts.

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  • I have been a lawyer for over 14 years and a certified employment law specialist (Fachanwältin) law for more than 11 years.
  • I studied law at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, at the Universitá di Bologna in Italy and in my home town Cologne.
  • I have been particularly interested in employment law since my studies and it was therefore my subject of choice in both the first and second state examination.
  • I did my legal clerkship at the Kammergericht Berlin. During it, I worked in the employment law department at the major international law firms Linklaters and Freshfields and I also spent part of my legal training working with an employment lawyer in Sydney.
  • I was admitted to the bar in 2006 and initially worked at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law (then “Pusch & Partner”) in Berlin for almost 4 years, one of the three specialist employment law firms that are now market leaders.
  • In 2010 I joined the most renowned German tax law firm, Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn. As Senior Associate and since 2013 partner, I helped to build up the employment law department there and gained many insights into tax and corporate law, which are now extremely valuable in reorganisations and M&A projects.
  • In 2016 I became a partner at the employment law firm vangard in Hamburg.
  • In the summer of 2019 I fulfilled my dream of taking time out to travel. I spent 11 months travelling in Asia and Europe.
  • In summer 2020 I founded Kempermann Arbeitsrecht, my own law firm in Cologne.
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  • I have been a lawyer for over 15 years and a certified employment law specialist (Fachanwältin) law for more than 12 years.
  • I studied law at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, at the Universitá di Bologna in Italy and in my home town Cologne.
  • I have been particularly interested in employment law since my studies and it was therefore my subject of choice in both the first and second state examination.
  • I did my legal clerkship at the Kammergericht Berlin. During it, I worked in the employment law department at the major international law firms Linklaters and Freshfields and I also spent part of my legal training working with an employment lawyer in Sydney.
  • I was admitted to the bar in 2006 and initially worked at Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law (then “Pusch & Partner”) in Berlin for almost 4 years, one of the three specialist employment law firms that are now market leaders.
  • In 2010 I joined the most renowned tax law firm in Germany, Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn. As Senior Associate and since 2013 partner, I helped to build up the employment law department there and gained many insights into tax and corporate law, which are now extremely valuable when I work on restructuring or M&A projects.
  • In 2016 I became a partner at the employment law firm vangard in Hamburg.
  • In the summer of 2019 I fulfilled my dream of taking time out to travel. I spent 11 months travelling in Asia and Europe.
  • In summer 2020 I founded Kempermann Arbeitsrecht, my own law firm in Cologne
  • I am a member of the Employment Law chapter of the German Lawyers’ Association (DAV), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).
Events and publications

“Compensate managers and board members correctly!“ Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH

Dates:
28 October 2021 Munich
2 September 2021 Berlin
23 June 2021 Cologne

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February 2021

“Regional Labour Court of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Calculation of the time limit for filing a statement of grounds of appeal after expiry of the five-month time limit under § 66 I 2 ArbGG“, note to judgment of 1.12.2020 – 2 Sa 209/20, published in ArbAktuell 2021, 117

November 2020

“Regional Social Court of Hesse: Recognition of an occupational accident suffered abroad“, note to judgment of 30.6.2020 – 3 U 105/16, published in ArbRAktuell 2020, 605

June 2019

“Regional labour court of Cologne: Substitution of consent in a company without a works council“, note to judgment of 25.1.2018 – 9 TaBV 117/18, published in ArbRAktuell 2019, 317

May/June 2019

“Compensate managers and board members correctly!” Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Cologne, Berlin, Munich

May 2019

Speaker in the webinar “International Pay Equity”, organised by the British law firm GQ | Littler

February 2019

“Regional Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg: Permissible conclusion of limited employment contract for reason of temporary replacement“, note to judgment of 19.10.2018 – 2 Sa 683/18, published in ArbRAktuell 2019, 102

November 2018

“Regional Labour Court of Lower Saxony: Issuance of a warning due to overload complaint“, note to judgment of 12.9.2018 – 14 Sa 140/18, published in ArbRAktuell 2018, 582

May 2018

Panelist in the expert panel on the topic of “MeToo“, General Session 35th Annual Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

May 2018

Co-moderation of the panel “Don’t Be the Last to Know! Get a Handle on These Global Workplace Trends”, General Session 35th Annual Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

May 2018

“Regional Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg: Enforcement against the works council”, note to judgment of 17.1.2018 – 17 TaBV 1299/17, published in ArbRAktuell 2018, 190

April/May 2018

“Compensate managers and board members correctly!” Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Cologne, Berlin, Munich

February 2018

“Federal Labour Court: Entitlement to night work surcharges in temporary employment“, note to judgment of 18.10.2017 – 10 AZR 578/16, published in ArbRAktuell 2018, 11

October 2017

“Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf: Invalidity of works council elections“, note to judgment of – 10 TaBV 3/17, published in ArbRAktuell 2017, 502

September 2017

Speaker in workshop on “Legal pitfalls in the investigation of internal company crimes“ with ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP, Düsseldorf

August 2017

“Federal Labour Court: Assessment basis and assessment rate for the amount of the special payment according to TV-L (=collective bargaining agreement for the federal states’ public sector)“, Note to judgment of – 10 AZR 623/15, published in ArbRAktuell 2017, 330

August 2017

Speaker in the webinar “Unions, CBAs and Employee Representatives“, Brazil: New Labor & Employment Law Webinar Series, with Littler Brazil

June 2017

Speaker at breakfast seminat on “Megatrend New Work – Where do we stand today”, with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Hamburg

May/June 2017

“Compensate managers and board members correctly!” Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Cologne, Berlin, Munich

May 2017

Littler-Blog „Works Councils and Social Media in Germany“

April 2017

„Regional Labour Court of Cologne: Compensation for forfeited holiday entitlement“, note to judgment of 10.11.2016 – 8 Sa 323/16, published in ArbRAktuell 2017, 178

March 2017

Speaker in the webinar „Employment Law Update for Companies Doing Business in France & Germany“ with French law firm Fromont Briens | Littler

December 2016

” When are managing directors of a GmbH subject to wage tax? Criteria and practical advice“, essay published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 594

December 2016

“Regional Court of Brandenburg: Consultation of an employee during rehabilitation measure before dismissal on the ground of a suspicion “, note to judgment of 4.8.2016 – 10 Sa 378/16, published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 580

November 2016″Compensate managers and board members correctly!” Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Cologne, Berlin, Munich

July 2016

“Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein: Training costs of a substitute member of the works council“, note to judgment of 26.4.2016 – 1 TaBV 63/15, published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 334

June 2016

“When are managing directors of a GmbH subject to social security obligations? Criteria and practical advice“, essay published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 446

May 2016

“When are managing directors of a GmbH subject to social security obligations? Criteria and practical advice“, essay published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 201

March 2016

“Federal Labour Court: Limited time employment contracts in the school sector“, note to judgment of 7.10.2015 – 7 AZR 944/13, published in ArbRAktuell 2016, 145

January 2016

“Are managers and employees liable for fines and damages for antitrust violations?“, essay published in ZWH 1-2/2016, 7 (with co-authors Haus und Herb)

July/August 2015

“Compensate managers and board members correctly!” Speaker in workshop on remuneration and drafting of contracts with Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Cologne, Berlin, Munich

June 2015

“Co-determination on company level: Consideration also of employees abroad?“, essay published in GmbHR 2015, R 161 (with co-author Giedinghagen)

September 2014

“Characteristics of a cross-border Transfer of Undertaking“, essay published in FGS Newsletter German Tax and Corporate Insights

July 2014

“Social insurance obligation of GmbH managing directors“, essay published in NJW-Spezial 2014, 463 (with co-author Wirtz)

November 2013

Speaker on the topic “Labour and social security law issues in temporary employment, outsourcing, use of subcontractors and fee-based physicians”, 26th meeting of HR Managers of German Hospitals

November 2013

Presentation on “Overview of the main developments in jurisdiction in 2013 in the area of remuneration”, in-house seminar for Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH

October 2013

“The GmbH managing director as employee“, essay published in NJW-Spezial 2013, 655

January 2013

“Federal Labour Court tightens standard for AGG-compliant job advertisements“, published in Handelsblatt online, Rechtsboard

January 2012

„Examination of managing director service contracts under the law on general terms and conditions“, essay published in NJW-Spezial 2012, 15

Style of work

I learned my trade in major full-service law firms and the best specialised employment law firms in Germany. I work just as thoroughly and use the same research tools as the large law firms, but I have more flexibility – Not only in terms of hourly rates.

Clients

I usually work on the employer side, from German start-ups to international corporations. Among my clients are a number of family businesses and public-sector companies whose corporate culture is characterised by mutual respect and who particularly appreciate my consulting style. I also advise board members, managing directors and executives, especially in separation scenarios.

I also advise board members, managing directors and executives.

Networking

Through my many years of working for international law firms I have been able to build up a worldwide network of employment law experts. I am therefore able to provide my clients with contact persons almost anywhere in the world.
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Phone: +49 221 5300 6615

Fax: +49 221 9698 6642

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