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Dr. Andrea Pirscher


Personal details

  • Born February 4, 1966 in Herford
  • University studies in law at the Universities of Bielefeld and Cologne
  • 1991 and 1994: State examinations in law
  • 1994: Admission to the bar
  • 1994 until 1996: Lawyer at the firm of Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in Hamburg and Düsseldorf
  • 1996 until 1999: Freelance lawyer in Detmold
  • Since 1998: Certified specialist for employment law
  • 1999: Doctorate in law
  • 1999 until 2005: Lawyer at the firm of Neef & Tschöpe (now named Tschöpe Schipp Clemenz) in Gütersloh
  • 2006: joined the firm

The US publisher Best Lawyers once again recommended Dr. Pirscher for the practice area “Labor and Employment”. The respective list was published by the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt on June 11, 2013.

Languages: German, English

Fields of Practice


  • Employment contracts
  • Termination agreements and notices of termination
  • Fixed-term employments
  • Works agreements between employer and works council
  • Works constitution law and law of co-determination including negotiations with works councils and trade unions
  • Judicial and extra-judicial representation in labor-related disputes
  • Reconciliation of interests and social plan (including conciliation board)
  • Church labor law
  • Consulting and representation in case of plant closures and restructurings


  • Compliance process monitoring
  • Labor law-related compliance
  • Introduction of a compliance system at the company; negotiations with the works council
  • Awareness-raising and training of employees


  • Legal relationships of board members and managing directors
  • Employment contracts with board members and managing directors


  • Due diligence (labor law)
  • Labor law support in contract negotiations and draft contracts



  • Betriebsteilung infolge Umstrukturierung - Auswirkungen auf die Amtsfortdauer des Betriebsrats (Division of Operations Following Restructuring - Consequences for the Continuation of the Works Council), Frankfurt, 2000


  • Anerkennung eines originären Freistellungsrechts des Insolvenzverwalters (Recognition of the Inherent Right of the Insolvency Administrator to Lay off Employees), ZInsO 2001, 698
  • Zur Anrechnung von Urlaubsansprüchen in der Freistellungsphase (Calculation of Holiday Entitlement during the Lay-off-Period) EWiR 2001, 751


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Lawyers' Association)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein (Working Group for Employment Law a section of German Lawyers' Association)
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband (German Employment Courts Association)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung (German-British Lawyers Association)
  • Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband



Fields of law
  • Employment Law