Dr Astrid Schnabel, LL.M. (Emory)

Dr Astrid Schnabel, LL.M. (Emory)

Dr Astrid Schnabel, LL.M. (Emory)


T +49 40 18067 14072

Certified Specialist in Employment Law
Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Dr Astrid Schnabel advises national and international companies on matters pertaining to individual and collective employment law and other, related areas of law. One of her focus areas is works constitution law, in particular in connection with the works council’s co-determination rights when it comes to restructurings and staff adjustments, the introduction of IT systems and health and safety at work. Another focus area is advising on the transfer of businesses, on acquisitions and the cross-border deployment of staff. Astrid Schnabel also represents companies in court and before conciliation committees.


Dr Astrid Schnabel studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (Germany) and at Emory University in Atlanta (USA). After carrying out her legal training, which included training periods in a leading commercial law firm in Atlanta and at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium), among others, she worked for an international commercial law firm from 2014 to 2021, as a member of the employment law practice group in the Hamburg office and also on secondment in Atlanta. Astrid Schnabel joined Luther in 2021.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Mention in the category "Labour Law" (first recommendation in 2022)
    The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommendation in "City Focus Hamburg"

  • Advising an international clothing retail company on staff adjustment measures, current employment law issues and health and safety at work
  • Advising an international technology company on the closure of its site in Germany
  • Advising an office equipment and IT company on the design of variable remuneration systems and on health and safety at work
  • Advising a globally operating IT and telecommunications company on individual and collective employment law issues, including staff cuts, the closure of sites and remuneration systems

Blog posts

  • Astrid Schnabel has been a member of the Board of the Hanseatic Bar Association since 2020