What we
stand for


Expertise meets creativity

Legal excellence: Legal know-how forms the basis for everything.

For us, the starting point for every proposed solution is always a thorough analysis of the facts and a flawless legal examination. But we do not only pride ourselves in knowing about the law –we can also help the client maneuver in the cracks in between. This ability to see beyond the letter of the law is a benefit we can offer based on the many years of work and experience in the country’s leading labour law teams, which have allowed us to rank among the best lawyers for labour and employment law.

Creativity to see and walk new ways.

Of course, others also have special expertise and experience in labour law. What sets us apart from our competitors, however, is our HR Leaders Berlin network and the expertise we have acquired in Human Resources Management.

Through our work in the HR Leaders Berlin network, we not only know about the current HR trends, the practical challenges of the so-called VUCA world and digitization – we are part of their development. This unique and inclusive perspective on labour and employment law allows us to be creative and see solutions before they are found in the relevant labour law textbooks. This combination of creativity and knowledge allows us to offer new ideas and sustainable solutions to questions which are not yet covered by the law and to break new ground with our clients. We are proud to shun the so called “legal obstacle mode” which limits legal advice to being told, what the law prevents you from doing instead of being told, what it is that you can do.


Client Focus

Our focus: Strategy and added value.

Our know-how in Human Resources Management enables us to offer quick and practicable solutions for any labour and employment law issue and to understand and speak the client’s language. Our solutions are always based on the HR strategy of the respective client and must be in line with the relevant corporate culture. Such solutions create real added value for the client.

Our goal: Sustainability.

Studio Hinz also stands for tailor-made employment law solutions, with which not only short-term legal success can be achieved. Rather, our solutions always focus on the medium- and long-term effects. Especially in dealing with the works council as well as with sensitive and challenging issues such as investigations into suspected sexual harassment, performance management or separation management, short-term success without the necessary foresight and prudence can quickly turn into a Pyrrhic victory.


HR Leaders Berlin

We are connected with HR.

For us, networking and passion for HR are not only a label or mere lip service, but a lived passion:

Katja Hinz is the curator of the network HR Leaders Berlin, a network of about 1400 HR managers in Berlin. For HR Leaders Berlin we regularly curate and organize networking and training events for HR Managers, so-called HR Leaders Sessions.

The HR Leaders Berlin network gives us unprecedented access to the players in HR and the ever-growing Berlin start-up scene – a unique advantage we use to base our advice in reality rather than theory.

We collaborate with the best HR consultants.

Sometimes, labour law is only half the battle to solve a complex problem, especially in challenging projects which involve structural changes to the workforce, be it strategic workforce planning, organizational change, workforce reduction, performance or talent management. Thanks to our network and many years of experience in working with leading personnel and organizational consultants, we are able to put together interdisciplinary teams to not only give advice on the legalities, but also how to implement them.



Clarity of the legal advice

Our clients always receive from us a crystal-clear legal advice and a corresponding recommendation for action – without hidden risks or unspoken reservations.

Due to our many years of experience in the leading employment law boutiques and major international law firms, we are of course able to draw up comprehensive legal opinions and memos on complex problem areas with potential liability. However, we are also in a position to assess when our client needs a reliable pragmatic compass rather than an elaborate report on the legal situation, and this pragmatic compass is exactly what he will receive from us.

Transparency and control of costs

We invoice our work monthly according to the hourly rates customary in the industry. Our clients receive regular feedback from us on the expenses incurred and the associated legal advice costs. We also offer our clients flat-rate and fixed-price models in permanent advisory mandates, which enable full cost control. We also offer starter packages for start-ups. We therefore find the right price model for every client.