Isabel Hexel

Employment LawCompliance

Isabel Hexel


Isabel Hexel specialises in individual and collective employment law. She advises national and international companies on issues concerning company co-determination procedures, collective bargaining and shop constitution law, in particular within the scope of M&A transactions, restructurings and the negotiation of compromises of interest and social plans. A particular focus of her work is employment-law compliance, especially in handling internal investigations and the use of temporary workers, i.e. above all in the differentiation between the provision of temporary workers and contracts for works and services as well as in relation to crowdworking platform models. She is a member of the firm's Compliance group and the sector groups ‘Trade and Consumer Goods’ and ‘Sustainability’. Isabel Hexel also has particular experience in labour court litigation.



Isabel is a partner of Oppenhoff. Prior to joining Oppenhoff, she was a lawyer at Latham & Watkins LLP in Hamburg and Linklaters LLP in Cologne. She studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, Swansea and Berlin and for several years was also a research assistant at the German Bundestag in Berlin. During her training, she worked inter alia at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour and for several months at BASF in Ludwigshafen as well as in Singapore. Prior to studying law, she successfully completed her training as a bank clerk at Commerzbank AG in Osnabrück.

She is a specialised lawyer for employment law and a member of the Cologne Bar Association [Kölner Anwaltverein e. V.] as well as of the Employment Law Working Group of the German Bar Association [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein e. V.]. The US publishing house Best Lawyers as well as the Handelsblatt lists Isabel as one of the best lawyers for employment law in Germany.

Isabel Hexel

PartnerAttorneySpecialized Attorney for Employment Law

German, English

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 348
F +49 221 2091 333