Kathrin Vossen

Employment Law

Kathrin Vossen


Kathrin Vossen specialises in advising national and international companies on all aspects of employment law. Her focus in the area of collective employment law is on employment law issues arising in a European Company (Societas Europaea). In individual employment law, she advises with a special focus on illness-related dismissal issues, company integration and health management measures as well as employment law for severely disabled persons. In addition, she has many years of experience in employment law litigation (in proceedings leading to judgements and administrative decisions) before the local and regional employment courts as well as the Federal Employment Court. She operates exclusively on the employers’ side.

Since 2014, Kathrin Vossen has been listed annually among the best lawyers for employment law in Germany by the US publishing house Best Lawyers. 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 as a recommended lawyer for employment law for Germany in 2019.


Kathrin is a partner of Oppenhoff. She was an associate and managing associate at Oppenhoff & Rädler/Linklaters LLP from 1997 to 2007. She studied law at the University of Cologne and was a foreign trainee at the Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, USA before becoming a lawyer in 1997.

She is a specialised lawyer for employment law and a member of the Employment Law Working Group of the German Bar Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein).

Kathrin Vossen

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