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Dr. Svenja Fries, LLM (King's College London)


Dr. Svenja Fries is a senior associate in the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown’s Employment & Benefits practice. She advises national and international clients in all matters of individual and collective employment law, in particular questions arising in the context of the preparation, conclusion and termination of employment and service agreements, Mergers & Acquisitions, restructurings on business and company level, and outsourcing transactions.

Dr. Svenja Fries is a Certified Employment Law Expert (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht).

In addition to her native German, she is fluent in English.

Spoken Languages

  • German
  • English


  • Advising DBAG on its acquisition of akquinet and two data processing centers.
  • Lear Corporation on acquisition of Kongsberg Automotive’s Interior Comfort Systems Business Unit


Certified Employment Law Expert, 2022

Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
Frankfurt am Main

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
District Court Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, London

LLM in European Law, King’s College London, UK

Doctor’s degree (PhD in law, Employment and Social Law), University of Heidelberg

First State Law Examination

University of Heidelberg


  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Recognized by The Best LawyersTM in Germany: Ones to Watch 2022 for Labor and Employment Law