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Leßmann on Leßmann: It’s easier to understand businessmen when you yourself are one.

After completing his university studies and earning his doctorate (under Prof. Peter Hanau), Dr. Jochen Leßmann began his legal career in 1993 in the Berlin office of Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer); he became partner in 1997. In the mid 1990s, he spent six months working at a commercial law firm in London. In 2006, he relocated to the Frankfurt office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

During his more than 20-year career as an attorney in employment law practice, Jochen has advised and represented both German and international companies as well as public-law entities in all areas of employment law. He regularly advises and represents board members, directors and senior executives in negotiations as well as forensic proceedings. He is also an occasional contributor to professional journals on issues of employment law.

Jochen is married with three children and a wide variety of interests.


Leßmann on SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN: The employment law boutique firm allows a broader clientele without excluding transactional work in employment law.

Together with other lawyers of SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN, Jochen has advised on a variety of projects over the past years, including employment law issues in conjunction with the initial public offerings of GSW Immobilien AG and NORMA Group AG; the sale of ARRIVA Deutschland GmbH for German Railways (Deutsche Bahn AG); the sale of the retail client business of SEB AG to Santander Consumer Bank AG and on employment law issues surrounding the acquisition of the Kabel Baden-Württemberg Group for Liberty Global Inc. and the Unitymedia Group.

According to  JUVE Handbook 2016/2017, Handelsblatt and “Best Lawyers”, Focus-Spezial Top-Business Lawyers in Germany, Who is Who Legal Germany 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 Jochen Lessmann is one of Germany’s foremost employment lawyers.

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