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Annika Vanessa Kemna

Annika Vanessa Kemna

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

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Languages German, English

Annika Vanessa Kemna advises German and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law.

She focuses on the preparation and implementation of reorganisations, on negotiations with works councils on works agreements as well as reconciliation of interests and social compensation plans, on employment due diligence issues on transactions as well as establishing and terminating employment relationships.

Annika also represents companies in employment tribunals, in particular in the context of dismissals and disputes with works councils. She joined CMS in 2016.

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  • 2016: Second state examination in law
  • 2014: Trainee lawyer at Hamburg Higher Regional Court, including stints at an international law firm in Hamburg, working in the firm’s labor and employment law practice, and an internationally operating German consumer goods company and retailer, working in the company’s HR department
  • 2013 - 2014: Research assistant at an international law firm in Hamburg, working in the firm’s labor and employment law practice
  • 2013: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Duesseldorf
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  • Hamburger Verein für Arbeitsrecht e.V.
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  • Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Arbeitsrecht, Teil L. Zusammenarbeit mit dem Betriebsrat, Beck, 5. Auflage 2021
  • Betriebsänderung und Beteiligung der Schwerbehindertenvertretung, Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht (NZA) 2019, S. 1547
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Lectures list

  • "Stärkung der Schwerbehindertenvertretung - Folgen für Restrukturierung und Tagesgespräch", CMS Circle, Hamburg, 14.11.2019
  • "Arbeiten 4.0" CMS Circle, Hamburg, 17.06.2019
  • "Brückenteilzeit nach § 9a TzBfG" CMS Circle, Hamburg, 22.11.2018
  • Praxisworkshop: Betriebsratswahl 2018 (12.9.2017)
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