With more than 20 years of experience, Friederike Steininger (née Göbbels), Partner-in-Charge of the Munich Office, advises clients on all legal questions and matters pertaining to German labor and employment law including transaction-related work and social security audits regarding false self-employment. She works with clients nationally and internationally, especially human resources departments and the management, always having an eye on the practical challenges and business needs of the client.
Friederike regularly represents companies in formal proceedings before courts as well as before regulatory and administrative bodies. Her technical experience covers support and representation related to the negotiation of works council agreements including reconciliation of interests or social plans in connection with restructuring or outplacement measures. Friederike is currently assisting with labor and employment issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Friederike is coordinator of Jones Day's European Labor & Employment Practice and is experienced in conducting pan-European employment-related projects. She is also a member of the Jones Day European benefits group and has substantial experience handling or coordinating benefits issues (e.g., pensions, incentive programs, stock option plans) in transactions.
Friederike has published, among others, a guidebook of practical solutions in connection with the creation of employment agreements governed by German law.
Daily Registration of Employee Working Time in the European Union: Practical Recommendations for Employers
When Fixed-Term Employment in Germany is Actually Indefinite: Understanding Recent Labor Court Decisions
- May 15, 2014
European Labor & Employment Conference 2014: Managing Today’s Employment Relationships Across Europe
- 18. April 2013
Jährliche Tagung: Europäisches Arbeits- und Sozialrecht
- April 18, 2013
2013 Annual European Labor & Employment Conference
- October 4, 2012
German Labor & Employment Seminar
- June 21, 2012
European Labor & Employment related compliance issues: The latest developments in Labor law impacting local or multi-national employers
- April 28, 2007
Emerging Trends in European L&E Law and their Impact on Multi-National Corporations
- April 26, 2007
European Labor and Employment Issues Facing the Financial Services Industry
- Certified Employment Lawyer (Munich, 1999); Second State Examination (Mainz, 1995); Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (First State Examination 1992)
- Federal Republic of Germany and certified as a specialist in German labor and employment law
Handelsblatt 2019: among the best in labor law in Germany
Legal 500 Germany recommended since 2011 — client quotes: "consulting accurate to the point," "infinite patience," "excellent service," "outstanding technical experience in litigation"
Chambers Europe recommended since 2011 — client quotes: "she is great to work with, especially in negotiations" and "she knows our company in depth and is quick and precise"
- English, German