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Julia Certa (née Breitfeld), LL.M., Senior Associate

Julia Certa (née Breitfeld), LL.M.

Senior Associate

Rechtsanwältin, Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht


German, English

Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • HR Consultancy

Practice notes

Julia Certa is a Senior Associate in the Labour and Employment Law practice group at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich, where she works in the area of Industrial Relations.

She provides advice in all areas of labour and employment law. Her activity focusses on all matters related to works constitution and collective bargaining law.

In addition, Julia advises companies on labour and employment law issues in the context of corporate acquisitions. Furthermore, she provides advice within the framework of restructuring processes, transfers of business and entering into and changing collective bargaining commitments. Moreover, Julia represents employers in business conflicts with works councils. She has particular expertise in advising employers on works council elections. Julia also represents companies before German labour courts, particularly in unfair dismissal proceedings.

Additionally, Julia conducts in-house workshops and trainings on labour and employment law matters.

Julia studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster, Germany. Following her studies, she obtained a master's degree from the University of the West of England in Bristol. During her legal traineeship in the district of Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court, she worked for a major international law firm in Dusseldorf in the area of employment and labour law and for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin. She has been admitted as a lawyer since 2014. Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Julia worked for a boutique law firm in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Julia's recent experience includes:

  • Ongoing legal advice and litigation for a global media company, particularly within the framework of restructuring measures with staff reductions as well as negotiations of reconciliations of interests and social plans in the context of a mass dismissal
  • Advice to a company in the food industry regarding all works constitution and collective bargaining law issues, in particular regarding leaving an employer association
  • Advice regarding the integration of a Germany-wide business division of a leading automotive supplier
  • Provision of in-house labour and employment law trainings to a leading global mobility and transport technology company
  • In-house workshop on works council elections for a leading company in the German fast food industry

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