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About Dr. Eva-Maria Schwarzer

Dr. Eva-Maria Schwarzer advises in all areas of individual and collective employment law.

Her practice covers the full range of labour and employment law, with a special focus on employment related compliance, internal investigations and complex employment litigation. In addition, she has broad experience in board-level employee co-determination.

Clients appreciate not only her specific legal knowledge, but also her strategic and comprehensive approach.

Eva speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising Volkswagen on employment related topics, especially in the diesel context
  • Advising in several internal investigations and on the following employment measures as well as the amendment of internal policies
  • Advising on the amendment and implementation of whistleblowing and speak-up policies
  • Advising in various high-profile court proceedings in the areas of individual and collective labor law
  • Advising LANXESS on purchase of the IFF’s Microbial Control business
  • Advising financial institutions on employment related aspects of Brexit and voluntary programs
  • Advising numerous companies on employment related aspects of COVID-19 (especially on the implementation of short-time work)



  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany (first state exam and doctorate of laws)
  • Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany