Bettina Scharff

Dr Bettina Scharff


Bettina has extensive experience in all areas of individual and collective employment law. Bettina advises German and international companies in particular on complex legal issues relating to collective bargaining and industrial action, reorganisations and restructurings and associated staff reduction measures.

She also represents companies in proceedings before labour courts of all instances leading to a judgment or an order. Another specialist field on which Bettina focuses comprises advising on all aspects of deploying external staff.

Bettina works with German and international clients, with a focus on the transport and logistics industry.


Representative matters

Logistics company on investigations regarding illegal labour leasing with potential fines of up to several EUR 100 million.

Restructuring of a logistic operation including TUPE and change of several employees to working from home.

Advise and several court proceedings regarding challenges of works council elections within a group of companies.

Advise and several court proceedings for a transport company in connection with reference clauses in the employment contract and the consequences of subsequent changes regarding the trade unions concluding CBAs with the company.

Published Work

  • Bettina Scharff (2016), „Beteiligungsrechte von Arbeitnehmervertretungen bei Umstrukturierungen auf Unternehmens- und Betriebsebene“, in Betriebs-Berater 2016, 437
  • Bettina Scharff (2016), „Auswirkung eines Betriebsübergangs auf arbeitsvertragliche Bezugnahmeklauseln“, in Der Betrieb 2016, 1315
  • Bettina Scharff (2016), „Das Aus für kleine dynamische Bezugnahmeklauseln im Betriebsübergang?“, Personalszene v. 29.03.2016
  • Bettina Scharff (2015), Urteilsbesprechung zu BAG v. 28. August 2015 – 1 AZR 754/13, „Schadensersatzanspruch drittbetroffener Fluggesellschaft bei Fluglotsenstreik“, in Betriebs-Berater 2016, 122
Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt: Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits
Bayern, 2024



Specialised Lawyer (Fachanwältin) in Employment Law, Germany, 2011

Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, 2006


Dr iur, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2010

Second German Law Degree, 2005

First German Law Degree, 2003

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.