Band 2Europe-wideEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded employment law practice with a strong presence across Germany, France and Austria, with further highly ranked teams in Portugal, Poland, Russia and Spain. Focuses on non-contentious transactional, compliance, restructuring and redundancy matters. Also active on matters concerning the gig economy. Clients include large corporates from diverse sectors, such as media, consumer goods, technology and energy, as well as service industry clients.


"They are very responsive and forthcoming," says a respondent who values the department's "good international connections."

The firm receives further praise from clients for its service, with one stating: "They have shown dexterity and an ability to communicate in various languages," and adding: "They were quick and extremely efficient."

Notable practitioners

Global co-heads of the firm's employment and pensions group Christopher Jordan and Caroline Froger-Michon are based in Cologne and Paris respectively.

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Key facts

  • European employment team counts over 400 lawyers/partners
  • Round 100 employment partners in Europe alone
  • Sector focused expertise
  • Multi-jurisdiction capabilities, including CEE
  • Vast experience and local expertise

What we can do for you?

  • Recruitment and terminations
  • Reorganisations and redundancies
  • Transfer of undertaking
  • Trade unions
  • Internal investigations
  • Employment advice in corporate transactions
  • GDPR
  • New forms of employment
  • Employee mobility
  • Immigration
  • Employment litigation
  • HR documentation​

What we offer?

  • Business style legal advice
  • Support of our tax, corporate and regulatory lawyers
  • Free knowledge sharing (Law-Now, webinars, newsletters, guides)
  • Feedback opportunities
  • Tailor-made training programs and seminars


Froger-Michon, Caroline (Head of Department)

Jordan, Christopher (Head of Department)

Afonso Costa, Susana

Bertolotti, Audrey

Bordier, Raphaël

Chuffart, Gaël

de Sevin, Nicolas

Delage, Vincent

Domke, Carsten

Dulewicz, Katarzyna

Fedoreev, Valeriy

Fernando, Lakshanthi

Fincham, Anthony

Gaul, Björn

Ormai, Gabriella

Spagnolo, Fabrizio

Susana, Afonso

van Kranenburg - Hanspians, Katja

Wolf, Christoph

Woods, Alison


Financial Services, Energy, Consumer Products, Lifesciences, TMT, Real Estate & Construction, Hotels & Leisure and Projects

Employment Department


Department location

CMS Hasche Sigle

Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4

Frankfurt am Main




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