Dr Götz Zerbe

Certified labour lawyer

Dr Götz Zerbe is a partner in our firm. He supports companies in all matters relating to individual and collective labour law. He advises clients on restructuring, represents them in proceedings before the conciliation body and negotiates with works councils. Dr Zerbe works extensively in individual labour law. He also advises personnel departments in the preparation and implementation of all personnel measures, draws up employment contracts and accompanies managing directors and management board members as well as senior executives, particularly in connection with the termination of employment relations. Dr Zerbe has been an author for the Dr Otto Schmidt publishing house for many years and gives lectures on a wide range of labour law topics.


Since 2011: Partner at Streitbörger
1995: Certified labour lawyer
1993 to 2011: Lawyer and partner in the law firm BRANDI Rechtsanwälte, Bielefeld
1993: Doctorate in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Bielefeld, dissertation on Reform of German Arbitration Law
1991 to 1993: research assistant for the Chair of Civil and Commercial Law, Foreign and International Private and Commercial Law (Prof. Kronke), University of Bielefeld
1990: Final Exam Part 2
1983: Law studies at the University of Bielefeld, one-stage studies


Dr Götz Zerbe

Streitbörger PartGmbB
Adenauerplatz 4
33602 Bielefeld

Phone +49 (0) 521 / 91414-67
Fax +49 (0) 521 / 91414-883




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Monographs: The reform of German arbitration law, dissertation, Baden-Baden 1995


Book chapters:

“Works constitution law, working hours law and vacation law”, in Tschöpe (editor), Arbeitsrecht Handbuch, 13th Edition, 2023

“Employee supervision and co-determination law”, Festschrift für Peter Schwerdtner, Munich 2003

“Scene of the crime: the enterprise” (together with Prof Dr Dendorfer), Brennpunkte des Arbeitsrechts 2002




German Bar Association

Working Group for Labour Law at the German Bar Association

German Labour Court Association