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Anja Lingscheid

Of Counsel

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Anja Lingscheid


T:+49 69 505096 116

Dr. Anja Lingscheid is an employment lawyer and certified specialist for employment law (Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht) based in Frankfurt.

Anja has more than 10 years of experience advising in all areas of German individual and collective employment law. She advises international and German companies in particular in relation to acquisitions, transformations and restructurings. Her focus of activity moreover includes mass dismissals/workforce reductions, co-determination in companies, internal investigations and issues related to the German General Equal Treatment Act.  She also represents corporate clients in employment law proceedings and in negotiations with works councils.

Anja regularly speaks and publishes on her specialist subjects. She is a permanent member of the team of authors of the law journal "juris PraxisReport Arbeitsrecht" and co-editor and author of the book "Restructuring and M&A  – German Employment Law Guide".

Anja studied and obtained her doctorate (2004) at the University of Cologne. She was admitted to the bar in Germany in 2002 and is a certified specialist for employment law (Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht) since 2007. Before joining us in 2014, Anja worked in two other international law firms as well as inhouse for an international engineering and services company as a senior legal advisor for employment law.

As a native German speaker, Anja is also fluent in English.

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  • Representative experience
    • Staggered conversion of Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze into a Societas Europaea
    • Strategic partnership of Hyperion Insurance Group with Euroassekuranz Versicherungsmakler
    • Domino's Pizza Group on the establishment of a strategic joint venture with Australian company Domino's Pizza Enterprises
    • Sale of the interventional radiology business of CeloNova BioSciences, Inc. to the Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Restructuring and headcount reduction/mass redundancy at a subsidiary of a leading global service and engineering company (including negotiations on a reconciliation of interests and a social compensation plan)
  • Admissions
    • fachanwältin für arbeitsrecht
    • Rechtsanwältin
  • Publications
    • Gender Pay Gap ade? Weiter Weg zur Lohngerechtigkeit, article in WirtschaftsWoche (online) dated 23 January 2017
    • Verpflichtung zur erneuten Durchführung des Beteiligungsverfahrens und Zuständigkeit infolge einer unwirksamen SE-Beteiligungsvereinbarung – comment to a decision of the labour court Berlin dated 30 June 2016 - 4 BV 1202/15, jurisPR-ArbR 50/2016 Anm. 3
    • Die Antwort auf den „Gender Pay Gap"? – Das Gesetz für mehr Lohngerechtigkeit zwischen Frauen und Männern, article on Handelsblatt Rechtsboard (online) dated 13 October 2016
    • Starkes Übergewicht (Adipositas) als Behinderung und Diskriminierungsschutz (annotation of the decision of the ECJ dated 18 December 2014), NZA 2015, 147