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Friederike Steininger

Partner-in-Charge Munich


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  • Certified Employment Lawyer (Munich, 1999); Second State Examination (Mainz, 1995); Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (First State Examination 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany and certified as a specialist in German labor and employment law

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. 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 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.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Handelsblatt 2018: 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
Friederike Steininger Göbbels,Gobbels,Goebbels