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Dr Johanna Gerstung


Frankfurt am Main

Gerstung Johanna
Dr Johanna Gerstung


Frankfurt am Main

Dr Johanna Gerstung joined Allen & Overy's Employment & Benefits team in 2011. She studied law in Saarbrücken, Lausanne and Freiburg. After her first state exam in law she worked as a research associate for Prof. Sebastian Krebber, LLM (Georgetown) at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Under the supervision of Prof. Krebber, she wrote her doctoral dissertation on "Rechtliche Bedeutung der Internationalen Rahmenvereinbarungen" (Legal Significance of International Framework Agreements) and was awarded her doctorate in Freiburg in December 2009. Johanna advises national and international companies exclusively on employment law matters, both in collective and individual employment law. 

She also represents clients in proceedings before labour courts. Johanna focuses on all employment law aspects in relation to restructurings and transfer of businesses as well as outsourcing and offshoring projects. Furthermore, she frequently advises on reconciliation of interests and social plans, employment due diligence matters, employment compliance (including internal investigations) and on the implementation of codes of conduct. In addition, she focuses on corporate social responsibility, pensions and international employment law issues.

News & insights


Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2021

The Trust Gap: Expectations vs. Reality in workplace misconduct and why you need to take action NOW

Nurturing a SpeakUp culture within organisations is critical; surfacing workplace misconduct relies almost exclusively on the confidence of employees to come forward and report it.

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swimming pool

News: 02 DECEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Christie’s on the sale of Christie’s International Real Estate to @properties

Allen & Overy has advised Christie’s, the world-leading art and luxury business, on the sale of its Christie’s International Real Estate business to real estate brokerage and technology firm…

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digital transformation concept

News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group

Allen & Overy has advised Avenga, an international IT and digital transformation technology group, on the acquisition of Perfectial Group.

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Empty road a night, city lights

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Pensions in Dispute - November 2021

Welcome to our quarterly pensions litigation briefing, designed to help pensions managers identify key risks in scheme administration, and trustees update their knowledge and understanding. This…

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Referendarin, Germany, 2006

Assessorin, Germany, 2011