Dealing with working relationships means making relationships work. German employment law is rarely black or white and is typically nuanced and open to interpretation. You need an advisor who provides your business with sound advice and offers workable solutions: no sitting on the fence but clear answers to your questions. Kerstin Neighbour is a highly respected senior employment lawyer with extensive experience in transactional employment law advice and restructuring projects.
Apart from her legal knowledge, Kerstin is known for her solution-oriented advice and her instinct and tact when negotiating a balance of interests and social plans with works councils and their advisors. Among other things, this is why Kerstin's international and domestic clients have placed their appreciation of her work on record by praising her "pragmatic and sensible advice" (Legal 500 EMEA) as well as her ability to get to the point quickly and balance risk and reward effectively (Chambers Europe).
Kerstin heads the German Employment Practice Group of Hogan Lovells with more than 25 dedicated employment lawyers in four German offices. She is co-editor of as well as contributor to the German standard reference on employment law Beck'sches Formularbuch Arbeitsrecht (publisher C.H. Beck, currently available in its 3rd edition) and of the legal handbook Mergers & Acquisitions in Germany (German Law Publishers). Kerstin read law in Münster and worked as a scientific assistant in the Employment Law Department of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Her doctorate thesis deals with specific legal aspects of employee leasing.