Johanna Gerstung

Dr Johanna Gerstung

Senior Associate

Johanna advises national and international companies exclusively on employment law matters, both in collective and individual law. She specializes in all aspects of employment law in connection with compliance investigations. Furthermore, she frequently advises financial institutions in all aspects of remuneration including variable remuneration systems.

Johanna regularly represents clients in proceedings before labour courts. Additionally, the conclusion of out-of-court termination agreements with respect to Employees and CEOs is part of her expertise.

Finally, Johanna advises intensively in respect to the rightfulness of remuneration of Works Council members – out-of-court as well as before labour courts.

Published Work

  • Gerstung, J. (2023) "BB-Kommentar zu BAG, Urteil vom 23.11.2022, 7 AZR 122/22",  BB 2023, 1472
  • Gerstung, J. (2023) "BAG Urteil 7 AZR 122/22 zur Betriebsratsvergütung", DB 2023, 1672



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2022

(non-practising) Specialised Lawyer in Employment Law (Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht), Germany, 2018

Assessorin, Germany, 2011


Dr. jur., University of Freiburg, Germany, 2010
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.