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Dr Cornelia Drenckhahn

Senior Associate


Drenckhahn Cornelia
Dr Cornelia Drenckhahn

Senior Associate


Cornelia is a labour law specialist and has broad experience in both, individual and collective labour law, as well as in the connected field of social security law. She advises national and international corporations and groups of companies on all labour law matters, including disputes with senior and top-executives, drafting and negotiation of complex employment or termination arrangements, works agreements as well as reconciliations of interests and social plans and complex court actions.

In addition to providing practical legal support to her clients in respect of their day-to-day employment law related challenges, she advises in particular on the employment law aspects of company acquisitions, IPOs and restructurings and represents clients in labour law disputes with employees or employee representation bodies in all court instances.

Based on her experience as an employee representative herself before choosing the profession of a lawyer and her previous work in the employment law team of one of the big four auditors, Cornelia is particularly qualified to understand the business challenges facing her clients and to develop creative and feasible solutions.

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Blog Post: 16 November 2022

Special protection against dismissal – I‘ve seen it all! Or haven’t I?

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Blog Post: 03 August 2022

Implementation of the "Work-life balance Directive" - bureaucracy instead of balance

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Employment and Benefits



Ballindamm 17
20095 Hamburg

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, 2002


Cornelia studied law in Konstanz. She completed her doctorate on discovery procedures in civil and labour court proceedings.

Published work

Urkundsvorlagepflichten im Zivilprozess und im arbeitsgerichtlichen Verfahren nach der ZPO-Reform, 2007

'Fliegende Mütter' im internationalen Privatrecht, NZA 2003, 305-308 (co-author)