Sonja Sehr

Associate, Frankfurt



Sonja Sehr is a member of White & Case's Employment, Compensation and Benefits Group. Her practice includes all aspects of transaction-related, collective and individual Employment and Labor law.

She advises clients across a various range of industries, including telecommunications, energy, the retailing sector and financial services, on their day-to-day domestic and international employment arrangements covering all aspects of the employment relationship, from contracts of employment, employee handbooks, compliance guidelines, shop and collective agreements, secondments and international assignments through redundancy procedures and other restructuring related topics, termination of employment and settlement agreements.

She is regularly involved in providing advice on employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, business transfers and outsourcings and represents clients before civil and labor courts throughout Germany.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Certificate English Legal Studies
University of Leicester



Woman teacher is not allowed to wear a headscarf during class (Entscheidungskommentar zur BAG-Entscheidung: Kein Kopftuch in der Schule trotz überwiegend muslimischer Schüler), BB, Issue 21, p. 1287 et seq., 2010

The Federal Labor Court allows new form of labor dispute: Flash-Mob (Urteilsbesprechung zum BAG. Urteil in Sachen "Flashmob-Aufrufe im Arbeitskampf"), AuA, Issue 6, p. 373 et seq., 2010, (co-author with Oliver Zöll)

The Discrimination Criterion 'Age' (Das Diskriminierungsmerkmal Alter), Personalmagazin, Issue 2, pp. 72–73, 2009, (co-author with Oliver Zöll)

Repayment Clause: Reduction of term based on interpretation of the contract (Entscheidungsreport zu der BAG-Entscheidung in Sachen "Reduzierung der Bindungsdauer von Rückzahlungsklauseln durch ergänzende Vertragsauslegung"), BB, Issue 35, p. 1872 et seqq., 2009

Necessity of approval of the Employment Committee in cases of fixed-term employment contracts (Urteilskommentierung: Keine Befristung ohne vorherige Zustimmung des Personalrats. BAG, Urteil v. 18.06.2008 – AZR 214/07), BB, Issue 17, p. 904, 2009