Kathrin Vossen

Employment Law

Kathrin Vossen


Kathrin Vossen has extensive expertise in providing employment law advice and assists national and international employers in all questions of individual and collective employment law. She has many years of experience in labour court litigation (judgement and court order proceedings) before the local and regional labour courts as well as the Federal Labour Court. In individual employment law, her particular focus is illness-related disruptions of the employment relationship, dismissals in case of incapacity for work, employment law provisions governing the severely disabled as well as business integration and health management. A further focus of her advisory services is the increased demands upon occupational health and safety arising from psychological stress caused by the digitisation and flexibilisation of work. In collective employment law, she focuses on the employment law aspects of forming European Companies (Societas Europaea) and the drafting of participation agreements.

She is a member of the Health and Digital Business sector groups. 

Since 2014, Kathrin Vossen has been listed annually among the best lawyers for employment law in Germany by the US publishing house Best Lawyers. The JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2022/2023 lists her as a frequently recommended advisor for the fifth time in a row. She is also one of the leading lawyers in employment law in Germany in the 2020/2021 kanzleimonitor.de study. In the international law firm directory Legal 500 she is listed yet again in 2023 as a recommended lawyer for employment law for Germany.


Kathrin Vossen is a partner at Oppenhoff. From 1997 to 2007 she was an associate and managing associate at Oppenhoff & Rädler / Linklaters LLP. She studied law at the University of Cologne and was a trainee at Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, USA, before commencing her career as a lawyer in 1997.

She is a specialist lawyer for employment law and member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the German Bar Association, the Cologne Bar Association, and a member of the Employment Law Working Group of the German Bar Association.  

Kathrin Vossen

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Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 352
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