Kathrin Reitner

Kathrin Reitner

Lawyer | Partner | Certified employment law specialist | Business Mediator (CVM)

Employment Law | Social Security Law

Executive summary


Kathrin Reitner is a lawyer and partner at BDO Legal. She is a member of the Employment Law practice group.

She advises national and international medium-sized companies on individual and collective employment law and European employment law. In particular, she has extensive experience in providing employment law advice in M&A transactions and restructurings, transfers of undertakings, the deployment of external personnel and employee secondments. She also advises in corporate law and areas of law related to employment law, with a focus on social (insurance) law issues, company audits and court proceedings.

Kathrin Reitner studied law in Munich. As a certified business mediator (CVM), she offers professional conflict management in labor and business disputes. Ms. Reitner is also involved in current legal policy issues as a board member of the Federal Association of Commercial Law Firms in Germany (BWD).

Before joining BDO Legal, she was a partner and lawyer in a large medium-sized international auditing firm.

When she is not working for her clients, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, relax by running in the forest or doing yoga, or enjoy water sports in the summer.


  • Service providers
  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Chemical sector
  • Automotive
  • Health care industry
  • Retail and consumer goods
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Pharma


  • Individual labor law 
  • Managing directors' and management board service relationships
  • Operational changes and restructuring 
  • Headcount reduction and collective redundancies 
  • Outsourcing in labor law and transfer of operations 
  • External staff deployment 
  • Temporary employment 
  • International employee assignments and secondment of employees
  • Labor law disputes
  • Status assessment procedure
  • Social security disputes

Additional information

  • Commercial Mediator (CVM)
  • Member of the board of the Federal Association of Commercial Law Firms in Germany (BWD)


  • Regular publications in the journal DER BETRIEB
  • Specialist articles on labor law in the trade magazine Personalwirtschaft
  • Specialist articles on labor law in the trade magazine Markt und Mittelstand