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Kühnast on Kühnast: From my corporate experience, I know that when it comes to employment law advice, the practicability and sustainability of a solution are just as important as its legal accuracy.

In December 2018, Dr. Simone Kühnast joined SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN as counsel. She studied law at the Free University of Berlin where she earned her doctorate in the area of collective bargaining law. From 2003 to 2006 she worked in the employment law practice group at the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Thereafter she spent six years working as in-house counsel for an association for employers and business of a major corporation after which she worked from 2012 to 2016 as head of Employment law, Co-determination and Social in the same corporation. Before joining SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN she spent two years working as an attorney in the employment law team of a Berlin-based commercial law firm.


Kühnast on SCHWEIBERT LESSMANN: We rise to the occasion of any legal challenge and offer clients the combined forces of our expert employment law team.
Dr. Kühnast is a certified specialist for employment law and advises both German and international firms on issues spanning the entire spectrum of employment and labor law. One focus is providing ongoing employment law advice to companies, particularly in the area of industrial relations law. She also has extensive forensic experience (including appellate practice up to the Federal Labor Court). She is a member of the executive board of Institut für Arbeitsrecht Berlin e.V. and also gives lectures occasionally in the context of training courses and seminars.

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