SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN will expand to Berlin with new partner Prof. Dr. Anja Mengel, one of the most renowned labour and employment lawyers in Germany. Mengel has been advising and representing for almost 20 years and in all areas of labour and employment law as well as related compliance matters both German and international clients across Germany, from DAX-30 to start-ups with a focus on the service industry sector. She also regularly represents clients in high profile litigation cases up to the Federal Labour Court.
Dr. Jochen Leßmann, who has previously worked in the Berlin office of Freshfields for almost 15 years, will assist Mengel in the establishment of the Berlin office and expects to be present there regularly. The move of Mengel is in line with the strategy pursued by SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN of building and expanding its office renowned for excellence and top service with first-rate specialists, as was already the case when well-known employment partner Nicole Engesser Means joined the partnership from Clifford Chance in 2015.
As of 1 December 2018, Dr. Simone Kühnast has joined the Berlin office as Counsel. Kühnast has previously worked for many years in the employment law division of a large German DAX company’s employers association, then as Head of Division in the employment, codetermination and social relationship division of the same DAX company. Prior to joining SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN, Kühnast was employed as a certified specialist for employment and labor law in a commercial law firm in Berlin.