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Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen

Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen

CMS Germany

Cologne, , DEU

Gerlind Wisskirchen is a specialist lawyer in the area of labor and employment law with a special focus on advising international corporations. The excellence of her advice lies in her knowledge of how to achieve success and her profound understanding of the business environments of her clients, her analytic ability and her strategic, precise, clear recommendations. She and her team are performance-driven and creative and strive to forge workable and strategic client-focused solutions so that undertakings can achieve their business objectives. Part of this advice is project management, thus understanding the relevant factors, defining the goals, selecting the best methods and tools, and precisely implementing the set objectives. Gerlind Wisskirchen advises multinational corporations particularly on the issues of reorganization, national and international labor and employment law and compliance. She provides support to management – as a strategic advisor or member of the supervisory/advisory board – from the HR and labor and employment law perspective when business plans and strategies are being developed.

In a globalized world in which national borders are increasingly diminishing and corporations are facing global challenges, she has particular expertise in cross-border projects like business reorganizations (outsourcing, off-shoring), compliance issues, cross-border compensation programs, cross-border audits and internal investigations, board level codetermination, matrix structures of multinational corporations, the European works council, the implementation of codes of conduct, whistleblowing systems and IT-systems, the posting of employees and data privacy protection issues. She developed the "EU Labor & Employment Law Navigator," a comparative analysis of the labor and employment law systems in Europe.

Gerlind Wisskirchen is a regular moderator and panelist at national and international conferences on the legal issues of international HR management and on issues of cross-border Labor and employment law, such as the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Employment Law Council. She is a lecturer for the MBA program "International Human Resources Management" at Cranfield University, UK, one of the leading European business schools. She has published numerous articles in German and in English.


Studied law at the University of Bonn, the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Georgetown University, USA. PhD in 1993 on "Indirect Discrimination in Employment (Disparate Impact Cases): USA – Europe". Student and graduate scholar of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Worked for two U.S. law firms (1991-1992, 1995) and for the international department of the German Treasury (1995-1998). Joined the law firm in 1998 to strengthen the international section of the labor and employment law team.


German, English, French

Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Future Global Workforce Structures and Changes Resulting from Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Robotic and Security Issues - International Employment Law 2017 , Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Redesigning the Workplace - International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Redesigning the Workplace - Redesigning the Workplace, Thursday, June 08, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Redesigning the Workplace - Redesigning the Workplace, Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Redesigning the Workplace - Redesigning the Workplace, Thursday, June 08, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, New York, NY

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