Sophie Gossmann Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg (Attorney at law) in France and Germany, EPP Rechtsanwälte Avocats

Sophie Gossmann DJCE

Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg (Attorney at law)

DESS Droit des affaires
Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d'Entreprise (DJCE)

Languages: French (native language),
German, English

Sophie Gossmann Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg (Attorney at law) in France and Germany, EPP Rechtsanwälte Avocats

Expertise in
French Law

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  • 1990 Studied political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg, specialised fields: Economics and Finance
  • 1993 Postgraduate studies in commercial law and training as a consultant corporate lawyer (DJCE)
  • 1994 Practical training in various banking institutions and law firms in Strasbourg, Worms and Zurich
  • 1995 Admitted as Avocat au Barreau de Strasbourg (French attorney) and joined law firm ASA Avocats Associés in Strasbourg
  • 2000 Joined the law firm EPP Rechtsanwälte Avocats
  • Head of the labour law department Strasbourg / Sarreguemines / Baden-Baden


  • Consulting and representation of German-speaking clients (board members, managing directors, heads of human resources departments) on all aspects of French labour and social security law:
    • Drafting of individual employment contracts and general terms and conditions of employment in France:
      • Fixed-term and open-ended employment contract
      • Working time
      • Trial period
      • Social security contributions
    • Expert guidance on the termination of an employment contract in France:
      • Negotiation and conclusion of a termination agreement (rupture conventionnelle)
      • Terminations
    • Negotiation of settlements, conclusion and drafting of a settlement protocol, reconciliation of interest proceedings for the purchase and transfer of businesses in France, consulting in the field of labour law
    • Negotiation and litigation in France
    • Posting of staff to France - Secondment (détachement)

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer on French labour law
    • Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHK)
    • Handwerkskammern (HWK)
    • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
    • In-house seminars in companies in France and Germany

French Law

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