Dr. Kerstin Neighbour | Frankfurt | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Kerstin Neighbour

Office Managing Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Dr. Kerstin Neighbour
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Clients praise (…) Kerstin Neighbour, who "understood our business quickly and gave pragmatic and sensible advice".

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Kerstin Neighbour is the global head of Hogan Lovells’ highly regarded Employment practice, which includes more than 120 dedicated employment lawyers in Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. She is also the first female Office Managing Partner of our Frankfurt office.

Kerstin Neighbour is a highly regarded senior employment lawyer with extensive experience in transactional employment law advice and restructuring projects. In addition to her legal expertise Kerstin is known for her solution-oriented advice and her tact and sensitivity in negotiating balances of interests and social plans with works councils and their advisors. As German employment law is rarely black and white, but rather nuanced and open to interpretation, you need practitioners like Kerstin in your corner to provide you with sound advice and offer workable solutions. No sitting on the fence, but clear answers to your questions.

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Clients praise Kerstin Neighbour, who is "cool and determined" and "fast acting and beyond reproach when it comes to her job".

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Representative experience

Advising a multinational conglomerate in all individual and collective employment law matters (including M&A projects, restructurings, outsourcing projects etc.).

Advising Ametek Inc. on the acquisition of Dunkermotoren Group, a leading manufacturer of electrical drive technology.

Advising a US private equity investor on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical business in Germany.

Advising Daimler on the employment aspects of a joint venture with BMW combining their global mobility services.


Advising Alstom on employment law aspects of the US$17bn sale of the energy business to General Electric.

Advising Erste Abwicklungsanstalt on the acquisition of risk-based assets and non-strategic business units of WestLB (book value ca. €71bn.).

Advising LabCorp on the employment aspects of its US$1.2 billion acquisition of UK-based Chiltern.


Advising 3M on the employment aspects of its US$1bn acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore International (a New York stock exchange traded company).

Advising a major global IT services and consulting company on the divestiture of one of its German businesses to a private equity investor.

Advising several companies of the metal industry on restructurings, including relocations of the production abroad.


  • Dr. iur., University of Münster, 2002
  • Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia, 2002
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 1998
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im DAV


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