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Dr. Annette Sättele

Partner, certified specialist for labour and employment law

Dr. Annette Sättele’s primary area of expertise is in advising employers on all issues pertaining to labour and employment law with a particular focus on commercial constitutional law and collective bargaining law. Another major area is providing guidance on labour and employment law and strategies for corporate restructuring and acquisition processes – also in bankruptcy cases – as well as for downsizing measures. Further, she develops provisions in compliance with individual and collective labour regulations in matters of compensation, employee incentives and the flexibilisation of working conditions. She also advises on service contract provisions for board members and managing directors. In addition, Annette Sättele holds lectures on a comprehensive range of human resources topics in the context of in-house training programmes.

Practice areas
  • Individual and collective labour law, particularly commercial constitutional law and collective bargaining law, development of working conditions in compliance with labour and employment regulations, wrongful termination law
  • Commercial agency law
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 1993 - 1997 Law studies in Heidelberg and Mannheim
  • 2000 - 2001 Employee of a municipal power company
  • 2001 Admitted to the German bar
  • 2005 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Heidelberg University
  • 2005 Certified specialist for labour and employment law
  • 2006 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm
Publications
  • „Modernes Sanierungsmanagement“, Crone/Werner (Coautorin), 4. Auflage 2014
  • „E-Mail und Internet am Arbeitsplatz“, (Coautorin), Business & Law Rhein-Neckar 2007, S. 26
  • „Demographischer Wandel in Unternehmen“, Holz/De-Cruz (Coautorin), 2007

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