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Alina Link

Lawyer

born in 1993; studies at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen; research assistant at Thümmel, Schütze & Partner from 2017-2021; legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Stuttgart.

Ms. Link was admitted to the bar in 2021 and has been a member of our construction and real estate law practice area since then. In addition to assisting in real estate transactions in the context of due diligences, both on the buyer’s and seller’s side, Ms. Link comprehensively advises her clients in all matters of private and public real estate law, in particular commercial tenancy law, and represents them in and out of court.

In addition to her work at Thümmel, Schütze & Partner, Ms. Link is completing her doctorate under Prof. Dr. Heinrich (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen) on the issue of criminal sanctions for violations of tenancy law.

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Peggy Pytlinski

Lawyer

born 1977; studied at the University of Dresden, study stays in Capetown and Sydney, Attorney-at-law since 2003. Specialized attorney for banking and capital market law.

many years of experience as banking litigation lawyer in a major German law firm.

Member of the working group for banking and capital markets law of the German Bar Association.

Ms. Pytlinski specializes in representing credit institutions and medium-sized companies in banking and civil law matters both, out of and in state courts. She has extensive practical experience in strategic negotiation and litigation management, whether in complex individual legal disputes or multiple proceedings. She advises her clients especially in civil contract law, credit and investment law but also in payment services matters. In addition, she regularly deals with complex enforcement cases and has experience in arbitration.

Ms. Pytlinski regularly lectures at banking law events.

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Dr. Christina Mitsch

Lawyer

Dr. Christina Mitsch studied law at the universities of Munich and Würzburg. She has been a lawyer since 1990 and an accredited specialist in labour law since 1995. Certified as a company data protection officer (GDDCert. EU), she is also a member of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD). She lectures at Berlin’s Humboldt-University and is regional manager Berlin of the Association of German Employment Lawyers (VDAA) and member of the Working Group for lawyers specialized in Employment Law, a section of the German Bar Association, the German Association of Labour Courts, the Berlin Circle of Friends and Sponsors of Labour Law and the Legal Society.

Christina is particularly experienced in the field of employee leasing, company’s pension schemes and data protection – in particular employee data protection. She advises and represents companies in addition to managing directors, board members and executives in all issues relating to labour law. This involves, among others, the individual design of employment contracts – including advice on remuneration (such as stock options), the protection of confidential information and covenants of non-competition. Christina represents all instances in court.

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Dr. Bettina Linder

Lawyer

born in 1967; Dr. Bet­ti­na Lin­der stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Hei­del­berg, Pas­sau and Tours (France) where she al­so com­plet­ed a law-re­lat­ed lan­guage train­ing in En­glish and French; ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man Bar in 1998; sev­er­al lec­tures on dif­fer­ent top­ics, par­tic­u­lar­ly on do­main law and oth­er top­ics of in­ter­net law; lec­tures on gen­er­al pri­vate law and in­ter­na­tion­al law at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Würt­tem­berg (for­mer: Beruf­sakademie); mem­ber of Deutsche Vere­ini­gung für Gewerblichen Rechtss­chutz und Urhe­ber­recht (GRUR).

Dr. Lin­der acts for na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies, in­ter alia sev­er­al pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies, in the area of the pro­tec­tion of in­dus­tri­al prop­er­ty. Dr. Lin­der has ex­per­tise in lit­i­ga­tion con­cern­ing do­mains, copy­rights and me­dia law is­sues, and law­suits con­cern­ing trade­marks or IT-law, such as com­put­er con­tracts. Since her ca­reer be­gan she has de­vel­oped a fur­ther main fo­cus on top­ics re­lat­ing to com­pe­ti­tion law.

Fur­ther­more, Dr. Lin­der has long stand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in draft­ing and re­vis­ing stan­dard form con­tracts – al­so En­glish and French ver­sions – and pro­vides in-house-train­ing on this sub­ject for her clients. In ad­di­tion, Dr. Lin­der gives ad­vice on all le­gal ques­tions re­lat­ing to the in­stal­la­tion of in­ter­net shops.

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Dr. Anastasia Burkhardt

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Born in 1977, studies at the universities Göttingen and Paris II, research assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, Commercial and Buiness Law of Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), doctorate in the area of the law of the limited liability company, admitted to the bar since 2008, member of the German-Russian Jurists Association (Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung e.V.).

Dr. Burkhardt is a contact person for domestic and foreign enterprises, especially in the field of the car supplier industry. She advises them comprehensively on contract design, insurance law questions and issues related to restructuring and the liability of D&Os. Dr. Burkhardt conducts negotiations with customers and suppliers and executes disputes both inside and outside the courtroom.

Due to her corporate law expertise, Dr. Burkhardt advised on many acquisitions and restructurings. Dr. Burkhardt assumes the preparation of a transaction, the contractual execution as well as the coordination with other departments of the firm. In cross-border transactions, Dr. Burkhardt works closely with long-standing partner law firms from abroad.

Dr. Burkhardt is a member of the Russian Desk of the firm which renders advice to Russian-speaking clients as well as to German-speaking clients regarding Russia-related questions.

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Dr. Amela Schön

Lawyer

Studied law at the University of Tübingen and at the University of Konstanz; Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen in corporate law. Dr. Schön was admitted as an attorney-at-law in 2016.

Dr. Schön advises large and mid-sized (family-run) companies, D&O insurers, banks, and international credit institutes. Her practice focuses not only on corporate, business, D&O insurance, and banking law, but also on civil litigation.

Dr. Schön is a member of the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi – Richard von Weizsäcker Inn Tübingen, and sits on the editorial board of JSE, professional development journal.

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Katrin Etteldorf

Lawyer

born 1977; studied law with specialized foreign-language training in English at the University of Augsburg. Attorney-at-law since 2004. Specialist attorney for labor law, for construction and architect law, and for banking and capital markets law.
Member of the Verband deutscher ArbeitsrechtsAnwälte e.V. (the Association of German Labor Law Attorneys), member of the working group for banking and capital markets law of the German Bar Association, member of the Saxony Bar Association’s specialized attorney committee for banking and capital markets.
On the individual and collective labor side, Ms. Etteldorf represents and advises employers, including medium-sized companies, and management. Her practice focuses on strategic negotiation and litigation management, the structure and implementation of reorganization and restructuring measures, and advising on and accompanying negotiations with the works council including, but not limited to, regarding interest balancing and social plans. In addition, Ms. Etteldorf assists with the implementation of entrepreneurial concepts, e.g., flexible work models and variable compensation. Moreover, Ms. Etteldorf conducts continuing education for human resources staff and senior management, especially by giving in-house seminars.
On the banking and capital markets, Ms. Etteldorf represents credit institutes, financial services companies, and leasing companies. She also has many years of experience in asset management. Litigation encompasses, on the one hand, enforcing contractual claims, and on the other, defending against claims alleging breach of contract.

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Constanze Muck

Lawyer

born 1981; studied law and held a clerkship at the Technical University of Dresden; attorney-at-law since 2010. Member of the German Bar Association’s working group for intellectual property law and media and of the Medical Law Association at Dresden International University.

Ms. Muck’s practices primarily focuses on litigation involving medium-sized and large companies in banking and leasing matters. Moreover, she accompanies intellectual property matters including, but not limited to, registering, monitoring and defending trademarks and copyrights as well as managing patents, and advises on issues of competition law. She also provides legal advice and representation to physicians and pharmacists concerning professional practices and liability: e.g., in questions involving the applicable rules and regulations governing pharmaceuticals and medications.

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Andrea Neuhof

Lawyer

Born in 1978; attended Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg. Admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law since 2006, and specialized attorney for banking and capital markets since 2011. From 2006 through 2017, Ms. Neuhof was an attorney-at-law in a Nuremberg boutique firm specializing in banking.

Ms. Neuhof advises and represents credit institutes both in and out of court, particularly in general banking matters, in credit and credit security, capital investment, and in bankruptcy appeals. Additionally, she has practical experience in pre-trial company reorganization by banks.

Ms. Neuhof is a member of the working group for banking and capital markets of the Deutscher Anwaltverein, the Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, at the ReTurn Forum für Restrukturierung und Turnaround Management in Vienna, as well as in the Juristische Gesellschaft Mittelfranken zu Nürnberg e.V. and in the experts’ committee of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, she is active as a speaker at expert seminars and lecture events.