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Amelie Schäfer

Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Languages German, English

Amelie Schäfer advises German and international companies and groups on all aspects of individual and collective employment law. She represents her clients in court and out of court and advises companies during their negotiations with works councils. Alongside agile working and organisational forms, Amelie also specifically focusses on HR and external personnel compliance matters, particularly the deployment of external personnel within companies, the set-up of respective compliance systems and processes as well as negotiations with authorities.

Amelie Schäfer joined CMS Duesseldorf in 2013 and became a partner in 2021.

CMS product FPE (deployment of external personnel)

Amelie Schäfer is a member of the development team behind the CMS product FPE (deployment of external personnel), an IT-based product that allows clients to make a rapid yet reliable initial assessment when using external personnel in their company.

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"up and coming", "professionally and strategically superior to many experienced partners", competitor

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

"Recommended" for Employment

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

Aufsteigerin im Arbeitsrecht (bis 40 Jahre)

JUVE Handbuch, 2020/2021


  • Scheinselbststaendigkeit in Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaften: Risikoanalyse und -management, WPK-Magazin 2/2019, co-author: Marion Bernhardt
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen von Crowdworking – Chancen und Risiken dieser Moeglichkeit von Fremdpersonaleinsatz – Der Betrieb vom 28.10.2016, Heft 43, p. 2543 ff., co-authors: Kira Falter, Isabel Meyer-Michaelis
  • Konsequentes Vorgehen - Beim Einsatz externer Mitarbeiter muessen Unternehmen genau hinschauen, Innovationsmanager, Dezember 2015, Heft 37, p. 46
  • Irrt die Deutsche Rentenversicherung? - Indizien fuer das Vorliegen von freier Mitarbeiter bleiben weiterhin nur Indizien, Der Betrieb vom 04.09.2015, Heft 36, p. 2091, co-author: Kira Falter
  • Einsatz von Fremdpersonal: Beherrschbare Risiken, Der Moebelspediteur vom 15.09.2015, 09/2015, p. 34
  • Scheinselbststaendigkeit: Fehleinschaetzungen sind teuer und strafrechtlich relevant, Rechtsboard Handelsblatt, 23.03.2015, co-author: Kira Falter
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Lectures list

  • Fremdpersonal und agile Arbeit – Ein Blick der Praxis auf Herausforderungen und Loesungswege, 45. Duesseldorfer Gespraechskreis Arbeitsrecht, Duesseldorf, 2019-12-12
  • „Agile Beyond Buzzword Bingo“, Detecon Expert Talk, Bonn, 10.04.2019
  • Compliance Roadshow Vortrag zum Thema "Fremdpersonal richtig einsetzen: Compliance Risiken bei der Beschaeftigung von Externen", 22.11.2017
  • Haufe-Online Seminar "Risiken und Sanktionen bei Scheinselbstaendigkeit und illegaler Arbeitnehmerueberlassung", 27.04.2017
  • Haufe-Online Seminar "Organisationsstrukturen und Ueberwachungsinstrumente beim Fremdpersonaleinsatz", 09.05.2017
  • "Anwaltskanzlei 4.0 –Neue Prozesse durch Legal Tech im Bereich Arbeitsrecht", 26.05.2017, Deutscher Anwaltstag Essen, co-referee: Dr Andreas Hofelich
  • Haufe-Online Seminar "Ihre Fragen und Themen aus der Praxis zum Einsatz von Fremdpersonal", 31.05.2017
  • Haufe-Online Seminar "Typische Abgrenzungsmerkmale ‎beim Einsatz von Fremdpersonal", 29.03.2017
  • Digitale Arbeitswelten: Arbeitnehmer, Leiharbeitnehmer, Freelancer in den Zeiten der Digitalisierung, 25.03.2017, Duesseldorf, Podiumsdiskussion, 7. Europaeischen Handels- und Gesellschaftsrechtstag und 21. Deutsch-Franzoesisches Seminar
  • Compliance – Brennpunkt Fremdpersonaleinsatz, September 13, 2016, Muenster, Zertifikatslehrgang Arbeitsrecht, JurGrad Masterstudiengaenge der Universitaet Muenster
  • Haufe-Online seminar "HR Compliance - Fremdpersonaleinsatz in der Praxis", April 29, 2016
  • Fremdpersonaleinsatz – Handling und Organisation, November 10, 2015, Duesseldorf, co-lecturer: Lisa Gerdel
  • Einsatz von Fremdpersonal, September 15, 2014, co-lecturer: Thomas Glaesmann
  • Herausforderungen beim Einsatz von “External Workforce“, March 29, 2014, co-lecturers: Lisa Gerdel, Thomas Glaesmann
  • Fremdpersonaleinsatz im Fokus – Zeitarbeit und Werkvertraege, November 26, 2013, Duesseldorf, co-lecturer: Lisa Gerdel
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  • 2012: Second state examination in law
  • Trainee lawyer at Heidelberg Regional Court including placements at an international law firm in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Higher Administrative Court and a globally leading software company
  • 2010: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Heidelberg
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30 March 2021
Gig work­ing, plat­form com­pan­ies and the fu­ture
State au­thor­it­ies and courts are weigh­ing in on the power of the Gig Eco­nomy: What will the out­come be?  Few forms of em­ploy­ment have im­pacted the mod­ern eco­nom­ies of the west­ern world as pro­foundly...
CMS ad­vises di­git­al care start-up ucura Deutsch­land on fin­an­cing round
Düs­sel­dorf – A group of in­vestors and busi­ness an­gels from Ger­many and Switzer­land have ac­quired shares in di­git­al care start-up ucura Deutsch­land GmbH as part of a round of fin­an­cing.A CMS team headed...
CMS Ger­many starts new year with nine new part­ners
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many has ap­poin­ted nine new part­ners as of the start of the new year. This will strengthen the part­ner­ship in the Em­ploy­ment, Re­struc­tur­ing & In­solv­ency, Dis­pute...
CMS ad­vises Kien­zle Auto­mot­ive on sale to Liberta Part­ners
Düs­sel­dorf – Liberta Part­ners, a multi-fam­ily hold­ing com­pany, has ac­quired Kien­zle Auto­mot­ive GmbH in the course of a suc­ces­sion part­ner­ship via Liberta Part­ners Fund II. Kien­zle Auto­mot­ive is a lead­ing...
CMS sup­ports on suc­cess­ful clos­ing of the ac­quis­i­tion of the real,- Group...
Dus­sel­dorf - The ac­quis­i­tion of the en­tire real,- Group de­part­ment store chain from Metro AG by SCP Group S.à r.l. was suc­cess­fully com­pleted on 25 June. With the clos­ing of the trans­ac­tion, SCP takes...
CMS ad­vises bid­der con­sor­ti­um formed by x+bricks and SCP on suc­cess­ful...
Düs­sel­dorf – Mad­rid Ac­qui-Co GP GmbH, a joint ven­ture between x+bricks AG and SCP Group S.à r.l., has ac­quired the en­tire real,- Group from Metro AG. The con­sor­ti­um is ac­quir­ing the en­tire op­er­a­tion­al...
CMS ad­vises Freuden­berg re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of Traxit In­ter­na­tion­al...
Düs­sel­dorf/Ham­burg – An in­ter­na­tion­al team lead by CMS Ger­many has ad­vised the Freuden­berg Group re­gard­ing the fur­ther ex­pan­sion of its spe­cial­ist lub­ric­ant busi­ness. Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, the Freuden­berg...
CMS ad­vises sole share­hold­er in con­sumer goods dis­trib­ut­or Neuseeland­haus...
Düs­sel­dorf – Ma­nuka Health New Zea­l­and Lim­ited has ac­quired 100% of the shares in Neuseeland­haus GmbH from the cur­rent sole share­hold­er, Re­in­hard Kuh­fuß. The parties agreed not to dis­close the pur­chase...
CMS ad­vises Au­gur on sale of Ver­itas Group to La Française
Düs­sel­dorf – French as­set man­ager Groupe La Française has ac­quired 100% of the shares in the Ver­itas Group, which has as­sets un­der man­age­ment of around EUR 8 bil­lion. The ac­quis­i­tion in­cludes fin­an­cial...
IVG ad­vised by CMS Ger­many on suc­cess­ful sale of TRI­UVA to PAT­RIZ­IA
Düs­sel­dorf – Bonn-based fin­an­cial hold­ing com­pany IVG Im­mob­i­li­en AG (“IVG”) has sold its shares in TRI­UVA Kapit­al­ver­wal­tungs­gesell­schaft mbH (“TRI­UVA”) to PAT­RIZ­IA Im­mob­i­li­en AG of Augs­burg...
21 September 2016
Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment cat­egory: CMS Ger­many wins PMN Man­age­ment Award 2016
Ber­lin – CMS Ger­many has taken first place in the Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment cat­egory at the 8th PMN Man­age­ment Awards. Thomas Glaes­mann, man­aging part­ner of CMS in Duessel­dorf, ac­cep­ted the award at the...
Qvest Me­dia gains new ma­jor­ity own­er with CMS sup­port
Düs­sel­dorf – CMS has ad­vised the share­hold­ers in the Qvest Me­dia Group on the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake to in­vest­ment com­pany RAG-Stif­tung Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft. The equity in­terest cov­ers all the...