Dr. Kara Preedy advises national and international corporations, as well as senior executives, on all matters of individual and collective labor law. Due to her cosmopolitan background she is often involved in cases of international and European labor law. Dr. Kara Preedy has particular expertise in the structuring of remuneration schemes, drafting of employment contracts and service contracts, introduction of policies (e.g. anti-corruption systems, data protection, anti-discrimination directives), always taking into account employer branding. She regularly gives talks and holds seminars in Germany and abroad on issues of German and European labor law.

Dr. Kara Preedy has been recommended as one of Germany’s leading Labor Law specialists by Chambers Europe, International Who´s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and the Handelsblatt.

born in Edinburgh, Scotland

1989-1995
Graduate Studies at Justus-Liebig University Gießen, scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

1991-1992
Graduate Studies and Licence en droit at Université de Rennes, France

1996-1998
Compulsory legal training in Limburg and Chicago

1998-1999
LL.M. at the European University Institute (Florence), scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1999-2001
Research assistant in civil law and procedural law under Prof. Dr. Manfred Wolf, J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

2002
Admission to the German Bar Association

2002-2006
Associate for labor law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Frankfurt/Main

2003
PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Bryde, Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court, on the horizontal direct effect of European fundamental freedoms

2006-2008
Partner at Geiser & von Oppen Rechtsanwälte in Berlin, establishment of the labor and employment law department

2009
Partner at PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL


Language skills: German, English, French

Further activities/rankings:

  • Listed by „Best Lawyers“ as frequently recommended Employment Lawyer since 2011
  • Listed by „Who’s Who Legal“ as one the worlwide leading Management Labour & Employment lawyers since 2012
  • Listed by Chambers Europe since 2012
  • Listed by Handelsblatt as „Germany’s Best Lawyers“ in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Listed by JUVE as one of the Top German Employment Lawyers  since 2012
  • Regular speaker at international conferences and seminars

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