Katja Häferer

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


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.


  • 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


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

Co-author (with Agnes Herwig), "Dienstreisen: Worauf Unternehmen achten müssen," Kompass, 1 July 2019

Co-author (with Matthias Köhler), "Neues EuGH-Urteil: Arbeitgeber müssen Arbeitszeiten komplett erfassen," Kompass, 20 May 2019

Co-author (with Laura Klare), "Das Schicksal britischer Arbeitnehmermandate in der SE im Falle eines 'harten Brexits'," NZA Vol. 6/2019, S. 352, 25 March 2019