Sophie Gossmann

Sophie Gossmann

Avocat (French lawyer)
DESS Droit des Affaires (Postgraduate studies in business law)
DJCE (Training for consultative corporate lawyer)
Institut d'Etudes Politiques Strasbourg (ECOFIN)

Geboren: 1969 (Sarreguemines / France)

Staatsangeh.: French

Married, 3 children

Sprachen: French (mother tongue), German, English

+33 (0) 3 87 02 99 87


  • Studies at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Strasbourg (Focus: Economics and Finance) (1990)
  • Postgraduate studies in Business Law (DESS), training for consultative corporate lawyer (DJCE) (1993)
  • Practical training in various banking institutions and law firms in Strasbourg, Zurich and Worms (1994)
  • Admission as Avocat (French lawyer) to the Bar of Strasbourg and joined the law firm ASA Avocats Associés in Strasbourg (1995)
  • Joined the firm EPP, GEBAUER & KÜHL (2000)


  • Advice and representation of German and French companies in all aspects of French labour and social security law
  • Contracts, individual and collective dismissals, termination agreements under French law
  • Advice on collective dismissals for operational reasons
  • Development of agency contracts, advice and representation in disputes regarding termination of agency contracts
  • Contract design in commercial law in complex cases (franchise agreements, distribution agreements ...)
  • Representation of German clients in French courts in all aspects of civil and commercial law

Speaker’s activities

  • Extensive advisory level on issues of individual and collective labour law in France for numerous chambers of commerce and industry (IHK), for private seminar organizers such as the FORUM Institute for Management, as well as in-house seminars in companies in France and Germany