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Horten provides ‘the highest level of expertise’ and ‘quick responses’. Led by Jonas Enkegaard, the four-partner team handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Recent mandates include the representation of former Hummel CEO Søren Schriver against the sport and fashion brand regarding unfair dismissal, and defending Wonderful Copenhagen chairman Michael Metz Mørch against liability claims arising from a deficit after 2015’s Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Very professionalMarianne Lage has been promoted to partner.

Noted for its ‘great quality’ and ‘practical advice’, Kromann Reumert’s ‘excellent’ employment group gained Novo Nordisk and Dansk Byggeri as new clients, and, among its work highlights, represented ESS-FOOD in an appeal case regarding a former employee’s breach of a non-solicitation clause. Renowned practice head Helene Amsinck advised Grundfos on the employment aspects of its production and distribution set-up in Europe. Handling employment aspects of transactions is another focus area.

Well-established employment boutique Norrbom Vinding is ‘highly specialised within its field’ and ‘understands the business’. The six-partner team handles all employment matters, including collective bargaining processes and litigation. A recent highlight was the representation of the SAS Group in a class action. Managing partner Jørgen Vinding is recommended; Yvonne Frederiksen and Morten Langer are ‘stand-out leaders’. Mariann Norrbom has retired and Jens Harkov Hansen joined the data protection team at Accura Advokatpartnerselskab.

A ‘very professional level of service’ and a ‘high level of expertise’ is characteristic of the two-partner employment group at Bech-Bruun. Co-headed by ‘excellentLise Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich, the team advises on all employment issues and has a strong track record in collective bargaining agreements and incentive schemes. Contentious work included the defence of the Region Zealand in a discrimination case.

Led by ‘capable’ and ‘pro-activeElise Ross-Hansen, Bruun & Hjejle fields a solid team best known for handling the employment aspects of transactions. Recent mandates include advising IK Investment Partners on employment law matters, such as due diligence, incentive schemes and integration, arising from its acquisition of Ellab. Other notable clients are A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Emirates, HMN Naturgas and Goldman Sachs.

Gorrissen Federspiel’s employment group is ‘efficient’ and valued for its ‘commercial understanding’. Collective redundancies and incentive schemes are particular strengths. Another mainstay of the team is the advice on transaction-related employment matters; it recently handled the due diligence and the management service agreements connected to the acquisition of Lakrids by Johan Bülow. Practice head Jacob Sand and Anne Skjold Qvortrup are ‘excellent lawyers’.

Regularly handling large-scale employment matters for the government and public sector, Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith is noted for its ‘high quality’. The group defended the University College of Northern Denmark in a dismissal case brought by the union Krifa; and the Ministry of Taxation in an arbitration regarding holiday entitlement during the notice period. Niels Banke heads the department that includes ‘brilliant’ Lene Damkjær Christensen.

Boutique Labora Legal is ‘an excellent choice’ and handles the full array of employment matters. ‘One of the best employment lawyersTina Reissmann, who joined in December 2016 from Plesner, assisted McDonald’s Denmark with the employment aspects of the set-up of a new franchise structure. The now five-partner team also welcomed Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen from DLA Piper Denmark and Signe Renée West from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen.

Under the joint leadership of ‘very skilled’ Henriette Stakemann and ‘sharp and pragmatic’ Lise Høy Falsner, Plesner handles the employment aspects of transactions, as well as incentive schemes, collective redundancies and terminations. Contentious highlights include the defence of Herningsholm Erhvervsskole in a discrimination case and representing KEA in a case regarding teachers’ rights. Tina Reissmann is now with Labora Legal.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab provides ‘to-the-point answers’ for Danish and international clients. The mainstay of the two-partner team are transaction-related employment matters and collective bargaining agreements. Anja Staugaard Jensen advises Danish Bake on posting agreements related to the client’s expansion to the UK. Head of data protection Jens Harkov Hansen joined from Norrbom Vinding.

DLA Piper Denmark is experienced in employment litigation and regularly advises on the employment aspects of transactions. It fields a ‘skilled’ two-partner department acting for clients such as Ernst & Young and Jet Time. The team has been strengthened through the hire of ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ Nina Wedsted from Labora Legal. Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen has joined Labora Legal.

Elmann acts on behalf of national and international clients, including Honeywell, Zealand Pharma and Hilti in contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Practice head Nicolai Hesgaard assisted Under Armour with a collective redundancy in a Danish subsidiary and advised DR on a new collective bargaining agreement. Henrik Græsdal has joined from Lundgrens.

IUNO’s two-partner team, led by Anders Etgen Reitz, represents Microsoft on compensation and benefit issues in Denmark and provides day-to-day advice to Fortune 500 companies including British Airways and Reckitt Benckiser. Collective bargaining agreements, workforce restructurings and compensation schemes are its key focus areas. Søren Hessellund Klausen is recommended.

Very goodDelacour welcomed ‘extremely competent’ new practice head Jon Lauritzen from now defunct Brandt & Lauritzen. Areas of expertise for the two-partner team are unfair dismissals, incentive schemes and data protection. The client roster includes AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Hugo Games.

Lund Elmer Sandager provides ‘good service’ and handles a broad range of employment matters, including litigious cases. Michael Møller Nielsen defended LandbrugsMedierne against a complaint regarding the breach of a collective bargaining agreement and assisted Globalization Partners with the employment aspects of establishing a Danish presence.

Clients value Lundgrens for its ‘quick response times’ and ‘good service’. Mainstays are dismissals, incentive schemes, terminations and data protection. ‘Very good’ department lead Anne Marie Abrahamson represented Travelmarket in a non-discrimination lawsuit.

Magnusson Advokatfirma advises clients such as Tesla and Gerry Weber Group on a broad range of employment issues, including collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts and contentious matters. Practice head Anders Worsøe assisted LSG Sky Chefs with restructuring measures.

Nielsen Nørager provides strategic advice and handles litigation for a broad range of clients. Practice head Niels Henrik Nielsen assists Aldi with all collective bargaining and employment matters, while Thomas Mygind acts for RedBull Group and QMatic Group.

Miriam Michaelsen leads the employment department at Njord Law Firm. Particular strengths are organisational restructurings, outsourcing of work areas, collective bargaining agreements and transaction-related employment issues. Stefan Reinel is a qualified lawyer in Germany.

Competent’ and ‘pragmaticSkau Reipurth & Partnere primarily handles disputes over the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and terminations. Frederik Brocks specialises in cross-border employment relationships. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt from Bech-Bruun.

Clemens has welcomed Tommy Angermair from Kirk Larsen & Ascanius and Mette Neve from TVC Law Firm. The team is specialised in cross-border employment matters and data protection.

OutstandingMette Klingsten leads employment boutique Mette Klingsten Law Firm which assists national and international clients on all matters of Danish employment law, including work and residence permits.

Sirius advokater fields an eight-strong employment group that advises on all employment maters and handles disputes for unions and private sector clients. The team is co-headed by ‘very good’ Pernille Backhausen and Benjamin Lundström.

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