Dr. Lena M. Kern

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Lena Kern is a counsel at Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office. She spent her legal traineeship in the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt. Lena studied law at Frankfurt University, graduating in 2008, and completed her law doctorate at the University of Mannheim in 2010. She passed the second state exam in 2010. In 2016 she became a specialist in labor law (Fachanwältin fuer Arbeitsrecht). She is a member of the Firm's European and Global Labor Law practice groups. She has conducted a talk on "Expensive Traps in German Labor Law" within the scope of the client event "India meets Frankfurt" and has also held a talk on Germany as a business site at the client Brexit lunch.

Practice Focus

Lena advises companies in all labor and employment law related matters, such as preparation and enforcement of employee separation, and drafting employment and lateral agreements. She counsels companies on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and works council issues. Lena also represents companies in labor court proceedings in Germany.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising an international commercial property service provider on the implementation of company regulations.

  • Advising a large pharmaceutical firm on the closure of a site.

  • Advising a large fashion retailer in connection with legal questions regarding works constitution.

  • Advising a game and toy retailer on the termination of a long-term employee.


  • Germany (2011)


  • Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Attorney Specializing in Labor and Employment Law)
  • Landgericht Frankfurt am Main (Second State Exam) (2010)
  • University of Mannheim (Dr. jur.) (2010)
  • University of Frankfurt/M. (First State Exam) (2008)


  • English
  • German


Co-author (with Lara Link), "Arbeitszeitflexibilisierung in der "Arbeitswelt 4.0"" in "Arbeitswelt 4.0" (Working World 4.0) (2017, S. 81-100), Herausgegeben von Baker McKenzie, Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern mbB (Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin 2017)