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Dr. Stefan Kursawe, Partner

Dr. Stefan Kursawe


Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht


German, English and French

Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • Global contracts and policies
  • HR Consultancy
  • Labor law and trade union issues

Practice notes

Stefan is partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Munich and member of the German Employment and Labour Law practice group.

He mainly advises employers in labour law matters. He regularly provides legal support to DAX, MDAX and Tec-DAX companies as well as to numerous medium-sized companies.

Stefan has profound know-how in all areas of labour law, in particular in terms of representing employers on restructurings, regarding works constitutional matters (reconciliation of interests and social plan), disputes on collective agreements, providing legal support in collective bargaining negotiations as well as in procedures concerning individual employment law. He furthermore focuses on advising executive bodies of corporations (management board, supervisory board and managing directors) and providing legal support with regard to legal aspects under service, liability and criminal law.

In addition, he regularly publishes contributions to labour law topics, inter alia, as co-publisher of a commentary on the German Employee Inventions Act (ArbnErfG).

Stefan's recent experience includes:

  • Representation of an employers' association with respect to services of general interest with the purpose of preventing warning strikes of the ver.di trade union
  • Representation of a manager in labour and criminal law matters through all instances to the German Constitutional Court leading to successful constitutional complaints
  • Accompanying comprehensive business reorganisations and restructurings including negotiations on reconciliation of interests, social plan and social collective agreement
  • Advising a private bank on the adjustment of the company pension scheme


JUVE Handbook lists Stefan as a frequently recommended lawyer. Moreoverm JUVE states: “Kursawe furthermore focuses on advising senior executives (both sides)."

Wirtschaftswoche recommends Stefan Kursawe as one of the leading lawyers for advising management boards, managing directors and senior executives in Germany. In addition, Legal 500 Germany and Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers rank him among the leading employment lawyers in Germany.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms