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From 1995 to 2012, Dr. Ulrike Schweibert worked as an attorney (since 1999 as partner) in the employment law practice at Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in Frankfurt am Main. Prior to that, she gained international experience at a commercial law firm in New York. She specializes in “stand alone” employment law business, i.e., advising clients in the context of restructurings, corporate downsizing, outsourcing, changes in terms and conditions of employment and pension commitments, etc. Ulrike’s clients include financial institutions, DAX companies, manufacturers and big as well as small and medium-sized service companies. Her experience also includes extensive forensic activity and representation of board members, directors and senior executives.


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According to JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019, Ulrike Schweibert is one of 14 Leading Senior Partners in Employment Law. Handelsblatt honored her as one of the lawyers of the year 2019. What’s more, WirtschaftsWoche, Focus-Spezial Top-Business Lawyers in Germany, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides – Women in Business Law, Who is Who Legal Germany and Chambers Europe rank Ulrike Schweibert again among Germany’s foremost employment lawyers in 2019. As a member of the employment law committee of the German Bar Association (DAV) and European affairs officer, she promotes the development of employment law in Germany. She is co-editor and author of a highly respected reference work on restructurings (Umstrukturierungshandbuch Willemsen/Hohenstatt/Schweibert/Seibt), currently in its fifth edition. Since 2016 she is a member of the supervisory board of Amadeus Fire AG.

She is also engaged in activities beyond the practice of law, namely as board member of Plan International in Germany, a non-profit organization for the promotion of children’s interests worldwide. Ulrike is married with two children.

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