Stefan Schwab

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), certified specialist in employment law, Partner

Employment & Pensions
Compliance & Investigations
Corporate and Financial Litigation

Stefan Schwab

Stefan Schwab is a lawyer and certified specialist in employment law. He advises national and international companies on all matters relating to individual and collective employment law. His practice focuses on (international) employment law in connection with M&A transactions, reorganisation and restructuring, outsourcing and old-age pension schemes, especially in connection with M&A transactions and transfers of undertaking. Stefan also provides advice on contracts with management board members and managing directors and their termination on a regular basis.


  • Schwarz Group: Advising on the acquisition of Ferrovial’s waste management business in Spain and Portugal (2021)
  • Nanogate: Advising on the sale of its core business to the US Techniplas Group (2021)
  • LVM: Advising on the sale of the leasing business of Augsburger Aktienbank’s subsidiary to PEAC Finance (2021)
  • Wirecard’s insolvency administrator, Dr Michael Jaffé: Advising on the sale of Wirecard’s core business to Banco Santander (2020)
  • Schwarz Group: Advising on the acquisition of parts of SUEZ’s waste management and recycling business in Germany, Poland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (2020)
  • LVM: Advising on the sale of Augsburger Aktienbank’s securities business to ebase (2020)
  • Kaufland (Schwarz Group): Advising on the acquisition of 88 supermarket locations from X+Bricks AG (2020)
  • ISS Facility Services: Advising on the takeover of 3,000 STRABAG employees (2018)
  • ISS Facility Services: Advising on the takeover of facility services for Deutsche Telekom (2017/2018)
  • Schwarz Group: Advising on the financing of the German AI start-up Aleph Alpha (2023)


  • Recommended lawyer for employment law, Legal 500 (2019, 2020) "Stefan Schwab is extremely skilled, shows a very high level of availability as well as customer orientation and has a very deep understanding of business.", The Legal 500 (2020)
  • "Dr Schwab in particular is available at almost any time. Even with extremely last-minute requests, he is available - even far outside of usual working hours - and provides great support. We not only trust his legal explanations but also his recommendations for implementation and action. His pleasant manner rounds off the cooperation.", The Legal 500 (2022)
  • Recommended Lawyer for Labour and Employment Law, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers Germany (2022, 2023)
  • "Extremely committed, you always get prompt feedback.", The Legal 500 (2024)
  • "Our collaboration with Stefan Schwab has been excellent for many years. He not only impresses with his expertise, but also with his extremely flexible and, above all, fast approach to work. He delivers top results even under extreme time pressure. He makes everything possible for his clients [...].", The Legal 500 (2024)


Studied law at the University of Jena
Legal traineeship under the remit of the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
Research assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Jena
Experience as an employment lawyer at a major law firm and a law firm focusing on employment law
At Noerr since 2012
Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Sozialverträglicher Personalabbau - Stolpersteine bei Altersteilzeit- und Vorruhestandsprogrammen (with Hannah Teschabai): DB 2016, p. 530 et seq.
  • Flexibler Personaleinsatz im Konzern – Arbeitnehmerüberlassung: BB - Schriftreihe Arbeitsrecht 04/2015, (eds Lambrich/Happ/Tucci), p. 120 et seq.
  • Arbeitsrecht in der Umstrukturierung – Strategie, Praxis, Vertragsgestaltung: C.F. Müller – Wirtschaftsrecht, 4th newly revised edition, (eds Mückl/Fuhlrott/Niklas/Otto/Schwab), Umstrukturierung und Betriebliche Altersversorgung, p. 533 et seq.
  • Betriebsverfassungsrechtliche Fragen beim konzernweiten Personaleinsatz (with Thomas Lambrich): NZA-Rechtsprechungsreport Arbeitsrecht 2013 (NZA-RR), pp. 169 et seq.
  • Enge Grenzen für die Leiharbeit – Welche Gestaltungsspielräume bleiben für die Praxis? (with Thomas Lambrich): Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht (AuA), pp. 157 et seq.
  • Betriebsübergreifende Versetzung im Konzern und Mitbestimmung gem. § 99 BetrVG (with Thomas Lambrich): DB 2012, pp. 1928 et seq.
  • Betriebsübergreifende Versetzung im Unternehmen und Mitbestimmung gem. § 99 BetrVG (with Sonja Weicker): DB 2012, pp. 976 et seq.
  • Kurzarbeit und Kündigungen – wie passt das zusammen? (with Katrin Haußmann): ArbR Aktuell 2010, pp. 84 et seq.