Katja Häferer

Katja Häferer

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Katja Häferer joined the Munich office of Baker McKenzie in January 2009. She is a member of the Firm’s European and Global Labor Law practice groups. She advises domestic and multinational companies on employment law matters, including outsourcing and other transactions. Katja frequently speaks at in-house and external seminars, and conducts training on a wide range of employment matters. She also practiced in the Firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.

Practice Focus

Katja routinely advises companies in domestic or multi-jurisdictional projects involving restructurings, headcount reductions, negotiations with works councils, gender pay matters, cross-border secondments and employment law aspects of equity-based compensation. Another focus of her practice are SE transformations, codetermination in SE supervisory boards and SE works councils as well as European Works Councils. Katja's client base ranges from Germany- and EMEA-headquartered clients with global operations to local subsidiaries of multinationals.

Professional Honors

  • Most renowned law firms and lawyers for labor law, Wirtschaftswoche 2021


  • Germany (2008)


  • Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Attorney Specializing in Labor and Employment Law) (2012)
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich (Assessor Exam) (2008)
  • University of Passau (Referendar Exam) (2006)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Palo Alto


  • Author, "Riskieren Impfmuffel ihr Gehalt?", F.A.Z. Vol. 220/2021, p.16, September 2021
  • Co-author (with Felix Diehl), "Betriebsratswahlen 2022 - das ändert sich," Baker McKenzie Kompass, September 2021

  • Co-author (with Anna Verena Böhm, Gregor Dornbusch, Guenther Heckelmann, Ludmilla Maurer, Michaela Nebel, Matthias Scholz, Alexander Wolff, Matthias Köhler, Barbara Deilmann) "AR - Kommentar, Kommentar zum gesamten Arbeitsrecht," Luchterhand, 10. Auflage, 24.8.2021

  • Co-author (with Christian Koops), "Crowdworker als Arbeitnehmer," Beck-online, NJW 2021, 1787, 23.6.2021

  • Co-author (with Carina Lencz and Felix Diehl), "Corona: Arbeitsgerichtsverfahren und virtueller Betriebsrat," Baker McKenzie Kompass, May 2020 

  • Co-author (with Franziska Burger), "Restricted Stock Units und Aktienoptionen - Aktuelle Entwicklungen bei Mitarbeiterbeteiligungsprogrammen," NZA Vol. 3/2020, S. 143, 10 February 2020