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Who we are


I am a Certified Employment Law Specialist and founder and name-giver of the employment lawfirm Studio Hinz.

Why did I study law and why did I become a lawyer?

Who knows? Nobody had expected that. Least of all me. But, a crazy idea turned into a really, really big passion.

What are my professional qualities?

#clear #thorough #creative #opinionated #connected

What characterizes my council?

My perspective always encompasses more than just the legal aspects: I know the workings of my clients’ companies, their service/product, I am familiar with current HR trends and always incorporate strategic and corporate cultural considerations into my advice. In essence: I do more than just discuss the relevant laws – I do it with a view to the latest HR trends with HR staff at eye level.

I deliver tailor-made employment law solutions. Solutions that can sometimes be unconventional, but always pragmatic. My recommendation will be delivered in the preferred manner: crystal clear and blunt to be readily understood and flourished without all the legal mumbo-jumbo to impress. When I advise or argue for clients in court, one thing is clear: it is about winning, about getting the best out of it for the client. But not only the short-term legal goals, but also the medium- and long-term corporate strategic goals and the corporate culture of the client will be taken into account. Only then can council be effective and sustainable.

What is my consulting approach based on?

Everything that has to do with strategic and corporate cultural challenges has always appealed to me. Add a lot of professional experience and managing the “HR Leaders Berlin” network and you get someone who is always at the cutting edge of HR.

And of course, labour and employment law and human resources are my passion. This has always been the case and is reflected in my professional career:

  • I studied law in my home town at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Already during my studies, I specialized in labour and employment law and from the 2nd year onwards I worked as a research assistant in labour law at one of the leading law firms in the field of labour and employment law, Hümmerich (today “Hümmerich.legal”) for more than three years.
  • In my first state examination, I was the best exam candidate in labour and employment law at state level and achieved the highest grade of 18 points, which had never ever been awarded before.
  • I completed my mandatory legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal. In the second state examination, I was also one of the top exam candidates in the state in labour and employment law. During my legal clerkship, I worked in the field of employment law at the major international lawfirms LOVELLS (today “Hogan Lovells”) and Linklaters.
  • In 2007, I was admitted to the bar in Germany and then worked for the market-leading employment law boutique KLIEMT for almost seven years.
  • In 2014, at the age of only 36, I became a partner in the international lawfirm BEITEN BURKHARDT.
  • At the beginning of 2018 I joined the employment lawfirm vangard as a partner.

And now I own my own: Studio Hinz. Finally!


I am Jennifer Seiler, lawyer at Hinz Studio.

Why did I study law and why did I become a lawyer?

The prospect of an insanely versatile profession and a passion for language and writing sparked the idea in me to study law. The fact that I like to discuss things was of course also a good fit with the career aspiration of becoming a lawyer.

My passion for labour and employment law then grew during my studies. Social, political and economic dimensions make labour law so diverse and compelling that soon it was clear for me: that’s where I want to go professionally!

And let’s be honest… how boring would life be as an administrative lawyer?

What are my professional qualities?

#focused #ambitious #diligent #conscientious

What characterizes my council?

Already during my studies, I decided to focus on labour law and have been working in labour law oriented law firms since the first semesters. I have thus learned from scratch to apply the knowledge gained during my studies in practice and to think and work “in real life”.

  • I studied law at Saarland University and chose to focus on German and European labour law. Parallel to my studies, I worked as a student assistant in a Saarland law firm for a period of 3 years, where I was a member of the labour law department.
  • I completed my studies with above-average results in both the major examination and the first state examination.
  • I completed my legal clerkship at the Saarland Higher Regional Court in Saarbrücken and was also able to pass my second state examination with above-average results.
  • Already during my legal clerkship I have joined Studio Hinz at the beginning of 2020 as a research assistant. At the end of my legal clerkship, I finally moved to Berlin and decided to start my career in the legal world as a lawyer at Studio Hinz. I wanted to learn from the best, but without old-fashioned law firm structures and a rigid “it-was-always-that-way” mentality. Room for new ways, own ideas, commitment and creativity. All this at the highest legal level and with the claim to guarantee the best possible advice to our clients at all times.
  • In 2021, I was admitted to the bar by the Berlin Bar Association and I am currently completing the specialist course in labor law to become a Certified Labor Law Specialist.

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The best in bar exams, partners in major international law firms and leading employment law boutiques, many years of experience as classic litigators – we have quite a history.


Where we are
coming from

We can look back on more than fifteen years of professional experience in major international lawfirms and leading employment law boutiques – listed in specialist journals as the leading employment law experts in the country, highly valued by long-standing clients and colleagues. We are proud of these past experiences and success stories; without them we would not be where we are today.

Legally, however, it is not possible to travel to the new world using methods and templates from the old world. We believe, that consulting the journey to the new world requires new techniques, too.


drives us

Digitalization, new work, working 4.0 and HR are our passion. Companies are facing challenges due to digital change that require new strategies, solutions and processes. However, it is not legally possible to break new grounds with the working methods and templates of the past decades, rather new consulting approaches are required.

We do not operate in the often – and rightly – lamented focus on ‘prohibition mode’, i.e. focusing on the problem rather than the solution. Instead, our legal attitude and actions aim to contribute to our clients’ future working environment in a sustainable fashion: effectively implementing their HR and corporate strategies. Our work is not already done once we have identified and communicated legal risks. No, our work only just begins once we have identified and communicated legal risks and it is only done when we are able to offer our clients practical solutions – or guiding them onto a new path. This is what drives us, whether it is a challenging restructuring project or advising on day-to-day labour law issues.