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Paula Wernecke


CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Languages German, English

Paula Wernecke advises companies on restructurings, staff adjustments, transfers of undertakings as well as outsourcing projects.

Paula Wernecke advises international and national groups of companies on labor law and labor relations topics, in particular on restructuring (e.g. outsourcing, transfer of business). She regularly negotiates with works councils and trade unions over works constitutions and collective bargaining agreements as well as social compensation plans. Since she has focused her practice both as an in-house lawyer in an internationally operating Dax 30 company and as an attorney, she advises both in technical and strategic matters.

Her clients are mainly international groups with German branches that are run as matrix organisations and where decisions are often made outside Germany as well as groups with strong employee representations.

Paula Wernecke joined CMS in September 2019 and has been counsel since 2012. She previously worked for an international sporting goods company in Herzogenaurach/Germany and Tokyo/Japan.

She is lawyer with CMS Germany in Cologne.

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  • Legal Traineeship in Herzogenaurach
  • Law studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
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  • Cologne Bar Association
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