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Top-quality firmBech-Bruun advises on the full range of employment matters under the leadership of the ‘brilliantLise Lauridsen. Lauridsen defended Motion Pictures Licensing against a wrongful termination claim brought by its former CEO before the High Court of Eastern Denmark. ‘Prominent’ partner Morten Ulrich assisted the Capital Region of Denmark with the establishment of a whistleblower scheme across the entire region. Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt is now at Skau Reipurth & Partnere.

Headed by the ‘extremely sharpHelene Amsinck, Kromann Reumert’s ‘top’ practice often handles employment litigation and the personnel aspects of transactions. The ‘dedicated’ Jens Lund Mosbek has been representing the Danish Construction Association in a test case regarding compliance with EU pension directives against an Italian member before the High Court of Eastern Denmark. Clients also recommend Marianne Granhøj, Tina Brøgger Sørensen and Claus Juel Hansen.

Considered a ‘standout’ employment boutique, Norrbom Vinding handles all aspects of employment law, including litigation before all levels of the Danish court. Yvonne Frederiksen has been representing the Municipality of Billund in a significant dispute regarding allegations of discrimination before the High Court of Western Denmark. The group, led by Mariann Norrbom, includes ‘brilliant litigator’ Jørgen Vinding. Adam Tao Michaëlis is now at Viltoft.

Plesner’s ‘fantastic’ practice acts for domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters, including incentive programmes, collective redundancies and terminations. Henriette Stakemann assisted Marlin Equity Partners with the employment aspects of its acquisition of Bluegarden, including the implementation of incentive programmes in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The ‘excellent’ Tina Reissmann leads the team.

A ‘knowledgeable’ group, Bruun & Hjejle primarily advises clients on the employment aspects of restructurings and acquisitions. Well-regarded practice head Elise Ross-Hansen advised the sellers on the Danish employment aspects in the sale of a majority interest in Capital Four to Northill Capital, including incentive scheme issues. The team also includes Pia Kirstine Voldmester and Erik Banner-Voigt.

Gorrissen Federspiel’s ‘experienced’ group often assists clients with employee transfers concerning cross-border transactions, as well as collective redundancies. Practice head Jacob Sand and associate Ditte Grundtvig Larsen advised DONG Energy on the employment aspects of the company’s IPO. The team includes Morten Skjønnemand and litigator Anne Skjold Qvortrup.

Hortenconsistently delivers’ on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including termination disputes, collective bargaining agreements and business transfers. The ‘brilliantMarianne Lage advised TCR International on employment matters regarding its acquisition and leaseback of vehicles to Scandinavian Airlines. The ‘responsiveJonas Enkegaard heads the group.

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab’s ‘always prompt’ practitioners frequently advise on the employment aspects of transactional matters, as well as collective bargaining agreements and whistleblower schemes. Group head Anja Staugaard Jensen has been assisting Blue Point Pellet with various issues concerning its expansion, including drafting a new employment handbook and collective bargaining agreements. Marie Louise Hansen is another name to note.

IUNO’s ‘pragmatic’ group has extensive experience of acting for Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of sectors. The ‘reachable’ Søren Hessellund Klausen leads the team alongside the ‘result-oriented’ Anders Etgen Reitz, who has been advising GE on the Nordic employment aspects of the client’s M&A activities.

Clients consider Kirk Larsen & Ascanius to be ‘very professional and service-minded’. Well-regarded practice head Tommy Angermair assisted Nordic Choice Hotels with compliance issues concerning a review of the client’s pan-Nordic management handbook.

Three-partner boutique Labora Legal handles all aspects of Danish employment law, including data protection issues. Catrine Søndergaard Byrne has been advising ASE Handling on collective bargaining agreement negotiations with a trade union at Copenhagen Airport. The group includes Anne Kathrine Schøn. Nina Wedsted joined DLA Piper Denmark.

Magnusson Advokatfirma’s ‘strong’ practice is headed by Anders Worsøe, who is experienced in contentious and non-contentious employment work. Worsøe has been advising LSG Sky Chefs on various issues, including contracts and negotiations with labour unions. Nikolaj Juhl Hansen is also recommended.

Headed by Miriam Michaelsen, Njord Law Firm is often instructed on employment contracts, dismissals and incentive programmes. The team includes Lars Lokdam.

Poul Schmith Law Firm’s ‘highly trained’ practice primarily represents public clients in litigation. ‘Highly recommendable’ group head Niels Banke successfully represented the Ministry of Finance in a dispute regarding age discrimination before the High Court of Eastern Denmark and later the Supreme Court. Clients also recommend Lene Damkjær Christensen, who ‘communicates clearly’.

Headed by ‘strong litigatorSøren Narv Pedersen, Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab specialises in restrictive covenants and various contentious employment matters for clients in the IT sector. The team includes associates Jannie Stenmann Jensen and Mia Boesen.

Brandt & Lauritzen’s ‘excellent’ team is led by Jon Lauritzen, who has extensive experience acting for clients ranging from insurers, telecoms and unions. Lauritzen has been advising Hegelund Christensen on all employment matters, including the summary dismissal of the company’s CEO.

The ‘very knowledgeable’ team at Delacour has noted a significant increase in data protection matters as part of its broad-ranging practice. ‘Responsive’ practice head Rasmus Lund has experience representing clients against claims of unfair dismissals.

Elmann’s ‘practical and efficient’ team has expertise including advising on dismissals, collective bargaining agreements and disputes with labour unions. ‘Commercial’ group head Nicolai Hesgaard advised Royal Unibrew on a staff secondment to the UK.

DLA Piper Denmark’s ‘very responsive’ team has extensive experience of handling employment matters concerning restructurings and transactions. Group head Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen advised Montagu Private Equity on employment aspects of its acquisition of DEAS. The team also includes Thomas Bang.

Lund Elmer Sandager’s group is headed by Michael Møller Nielsen, who advised Baresso Coffee on negotiating new collective bargaining agreements following its acquisition by JAB Holding Company. Other clients include Ryanair and OSM Aviation.

Headed by Anne Marie Abrahamson, Lundgrens is often instructed on compliance matters, such as data protection issues. Clients include Aon Private Consulting, SPX and Symantec. Signe Renée West is now at Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen.

Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s ‘very professional’ team assists with dismissals, data protection matters and incentive programmes. Group head Pernille Nørkær has been assisting Air Serbia with a severance agreement. The team was strengthened by the ‘efficient’ Signe Renée West’s arrival from Lundgrens.

At Nielsen Nørager, Niels Henrik Nielsen acts for clients ranging from insurance companies to supermarket chains. Thomas Mygind and Birgitte Horn are key names.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere acts for employers and employees, as well as labour unions. ‘Superb’ group head Frederik Brocks has been representing Pharmadanmark in a dispute regarding the union’s collective agreement with the Danish Pharmaceutical Association.

Viltoft’s team is led by Steen Hellmann, who acts for both employers and unions. Hellmann has been assisting the Danish Nurses’ Organisation with a number of matters, including litigation before the civil courts and industrial arbitration tribunals. Adam Tao Michaëlis joined from Norrbom Vinding.

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