Dr Stefan Schwab

Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt), certified specialist in employment law
Practice Group: Employment & Pensions
Practice Group: Compliance & Investigations

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 the fields of employment and labour law in company groups, 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.


  • Comprehensive individual and collective labour law
  • Outsourcing, transfer of undertaking
  • Restructurings
  • Group labour law
  • Company pension scheme
  • Board member and CEO contracts


  • 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

Selected Projects

  • ISS Facility Services: Advising the company on cooperation with Vattenfall involving outsourcing its facility management business (2014/2015)
  • airberlin Group: Advising on a joint venture with Competence Call Center on out-sourcing the group’s customer services division (2014) and on a wide range of re-structuring matters (2014/2015)
  • Helios: Advising the hospitals group on restructuring the Wittgensteiner hospitals segment, including 12 parallel spin-offs (2015)
  • Gegenbauer: Advising the facility management specialist on the takeover of European facility services provider RGM, including 2,000 employees, from Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH (2016)
  • Varo Energy: Advising on the acquisition of the Schneider Mineralöl Meißen Group (2017)
  • ISS Facility Services: Advising on the provision of facility services for Deutsche Telekom AG (2017/2018)
  • ISS Facility Services: Advising on the takeover of 3,000 STRABAG employees (2018)


  • 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)

Selected Publications

  • 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.