Pia Papke, LL.M. (Bristol)

Clients benefit from Pia Papke's structured approach and her extensive understanding of the Anglo-Saxon world. Consequently, her focus - in addition to co-determination and collective bargaining law - is on international employment law. In addition, Pia is distinguished by her comprehensive knowledge of procedural law. She always advises in terms of a fair reconciliation of interests and also focuses on out-of-court solutions.

Languages: German, English

Focal Points

  • Collective labor law

  • International labor law

  • Litigation


  • Legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Celle with stations in the personnel department of DB Fernverkehr AG, at vangard | Littler and the personnel office of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, 2020 - 2022

  • Research assistant at vangard | Littler, 2017 - 2022


  • Second state law examination at the Higher Regional Court of Celle, 2022

  • Master's degree (LL.M.) in Labor Law and Corporate Governance at the University of Bristol, 2020

  • First state law examination at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, 2018

  • Law studies at the University of Hamburg


  • Co-Author, EU Chapter, The Littler International Guide

Articles and entries


European AI Act - EU Parliament adopts world's first multinational regulation of artificial intelligence

  • March 2024
  • Pia Papke
    Pia Papke
On 13 March 2024, the EU Parliament adopted the so-called AI Act with a large majority. With 523 votes, the majority of members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the draft, which had been debated the day before. This was preceded by controversial trilogue meetings in which a compromise was reached in December. The EU claims a pioneer role in setting a global standard in the regulation of artificial intelligence. The comprehensive AI Act is based on a risk assessment model that provides for various consequences depending on the risk assessment for systems in the field of artificial intelligence.

Does the works council have a say when employees use ChatGPT? NO, according to the Labour Court Hamburg!

  • February 2024
  • Ulrike Schulke
    Ulrike Schulke
  • Pia Papke
    Pia Papke
Artificial intelligence (AI) makes working life easier. It is therefore not surprising that companies are keen to utilise the technical possibilities of AI, particularly by means of ChatGPT, to make work easier. However, this is accompanied by a large number of unresolved legal issues. From a labour law perspective, one of the questions is whether a works council has a say in the introduction of ChatGPT. In this context, we were able to obtain the first decision on this issue before the Labour Court Hamburg (decision dated 16 January 2024 - 24 BVGa 1/24).

Supply Chain Act - Business and Human Rights

  • March 2021
  • Jan-Ove Becker
    Jan-Ove Becker
  • Pia Papke
    Pia Papke
In the future, companies will have to pay close attention to humane working conditions in their supply chains, otherwise they could face drastic fines. Even stricter EU rules could follow.
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