SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN named as recommended labour law boutique in the JUVE Handbook 2020

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN named as recommended labour law boutique in the JUVE Handbook 2020

In the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2010/21, newly published on 30.10.2020, SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN has further advanced into the category 3 of the labour law firms recommended throughout Germany. The JUVE Handbook counts four of our partners among the leading employment lawyers in Germany.

The handbook lists Dr. Ulrike Schweibert (“excellent competence, professional and personally convincing”, “all-round talent with an extreme sense for the needs of clients”, competitor), Nicole Engesser Means (“great transaction experience”, client; “competent, solution-oriented, pleasant cooperation”, competitor), Dr. Jochen Leßmann, Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe (“highly intelligent and technically deep in the subject matter, a good combination”, “very pleasant and professional cooperation”, competitors), Prof. Dr. Anja Mengel, increasingly: Dr. Christoph Herrmann (“high level of expertise, very goal and solution oriented, very fast reaction time”, client) as frequently recommended lawyers.

FOCUS survey shows SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN among best employment lawyers in Germany

FOCUS survey again lists SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN among the leading law firms for employment law in Germany for 2020. The results of FOCUS’ annual survey are presented in a special edition of the magazine which lists the TOP Business Law Lawyers in different categories.

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises Advent in employment law matters regarding the acquisition of a stake in the Hermes-Group together with Kirkland & Ellis

The expertise of SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN has been confirmed again – the firm has been ranked in tier one for its employment law advice in the brand eins ranking

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN nominated by JUVE-Verlag as law firm of the year 2019 in employment law

This year, SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN is nominated for an award by JUVE for the 3rd time: the 2019 “Law Firm of the Year for Employment Law”.

In the reasons for the nomination, JUVE states:

In this category, the JUVE editorial staff honours law firms with a specialisation in labour and employment law for their dynamic development over the past year. The presence of topics that shape the market can play just as important a role in the decision for the nomination as the sustained expansion or development of a practice. The editorial team focuses on the entire field of employment law: from works constitution law and operational changes to the requirements of an increasingly flexible and global working environment to compliance and data protection. JUVE honours both young and promising units as well as long-established players who have developed particularly positively over the past twelve months.

Information from several thousand discussions and written surveys conducted with clients, partners, junior lawyers and judges from the research for the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms is incorporated into the decision.

This year’s winners of the JUVE Awards will be announced on 29 October 2015 at a festive gala at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.

Further information can be found at and

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN Partner ranked again in Wirtschaftswoche of 11.6.2019 as „Best Employment Lawyers“

Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt ranks all Partners of SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN among the best employment lawyers in Germany in 2019

In the publication of the Handelsblatt on 1 July 2019,  Dr. Ulrike Schweibert was additionally mentioned separately as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019 as an employment lawyer with the highest recognition amongst her peers and clients.

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises Oakley Capital in employment law matters in the bidding process for the acquisition of Powercloud together with Kirkland & Ellis

Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe (partner, Frankfurt office) and Dr. Simone Kühnast (counsel, Berlin office) advised PE-firm Oakley Capital as employment law specialists in the bidding process for the sale of the IT-company Powercloud together with Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises Continental in employment law matters together with Linklaters in the context of the acquisition of the car tires and car repair shop-chain Reifen John

The tire manufacturer Continental has signed a sale and purchase agreement in respect of the acquisition of the car tires and car repair shop-chain Reifen John, which will close after the respective antitrust-clearances are obtained, expected in Q1 of 2019. Dr. Rüdiger Hopfe had previously advised the Continental-subsidiary Vergölst in 2015 in the acquisition of the Eska tire services trade chain.

SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN advises C.H. Guenther & Son in employment law matters in its acquisition of Wback together with Kirkland

The PE company Pritzker Private Capital Partners which had acquired Guenther & Son, a specialist for hamburger buns with its seat in Texas only in March 2018 has now acquired the German hotdog and hamburger bun specialist producer Wback from its current investment company Halder.

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