Find your lawyers:
  • Areas of expertise
  • Country Desk
  • Offices
  • (Live) entertainment law
  • Initial public offerings
  • Stock Corporation law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Residual pollution law
  • Plant construction
  • Restructuring measures in the area of employment law
  • Pharmaceutical law
  • Medical malpractice law
  • Foreign trade law
  • Freedom of speech regulations
  • Bank law
  • Construction law
  • Assisting with company tax audits
  • State aid law
  • Guidance for managing board members
  • Guidance for supervisory board members
  • Corporate transfers
  • Codetermination law
  • Biomedical law
  • Corporate governance
  • Data protection law
  • E-commerce law
  • Marriage contracts
  • Energy law
  • Compulsory purchase law
  • Compensation law
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Inheritance law
  • Inheritance tax law
  • Inheritance contracts
  • European law
  • Export control law
  • Family trusts
  • Family constitutions
  • Family governance
  • Financing
  • Claim management
  • Charitable foundations
  • Industrial property rights
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial agency law
  • Healthcare advertising law
  • Emission control law
  • Real estate law
  • Individual employment law
  • Insolvency law
  • International sale of goods law (in particular CISG)
  • International private law
  • International commercial law
  • Internet law
  • IT project law
  • Joint ventures
  • Capital investment law
  • Corporation law
  • Capital market law
  • Clinical trials
  • Collective employment law
  • Municipal law
  • Corporate group law
  • Crisis communication
  • Employment protection legislation
  • Life sciences
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Management liability
  • Trademark law
  • Mediation-based succession consulting services
  • Media law
  • Medicinal product law
  • Employee participation models
  • Estates
  • Public data protection law
  • Public law
  • Public economic law
  • Open source
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Patent law
  • Partnership law
  • Pharmaceutical law
  • Planning law
  • Planning processes
  • Press law
  • Private Clients
  • Private equity financing
  • Private construction law
  • Product liability law
  • Product safety law
  • Biotechnology law
  • Unfair competition law
  • Reputation protection
  • Agreements covering the ancillary matters of divorce
  • Divorce arrangements
  • Gift tax law
  • Arbitration
  • Software development agreements
  • Software licensing agreements
  • Software service agreements
  • Software contract law
  • Software maintenance agreements
  • State liability law
  • Tax-optimised structuring of private and company assets
  • Foundation law
  • Structuring
  • Collective bargaining agreement law
  • Regulation of technology
  • Telecommunications law
  • Last wills
  • Separation agreements
  • Corporate restructuring law
  • Environmental law
  • Maintenance
  • Corporate Succession & Estate Planning
  • Company financing
  • Corporate acquisitions
  • Corporate co-determination
  • Corporate tax law
  • Corporate sales
  • Family of entrepreneurs
  • Family of entrepreneurs & Private Clients
  • Copyright law
  • Venture capital financing
  • Constitutional law
  • Public procurement law
  • Contract law
  • Distribution law
  • Anticipated inheritance
  • Business law
  • Economic administrative law
  • Civil law
  • Compulsory enforcement
Contact:
Dr. Annette Sättele
Partner, Labour and Employment Law Specialist

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 Further specialisation in 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

Besides

I have been a football fan since I was a child. This helped me recognise early on that you first have to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your opponent and then integrate these into your personal strategy, but you also have to keep fighting to the very last minute, no matter whether you are winning or not. And this is exactly what I have to do every day in my work as a lawyer.