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Labora Legal, Catrine Søndergaard Byrne, Copenhagen, DENMARK

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Catrine Søndergaard Byrne

Work +45 24 48 92 99
Labora Legal

Work Department

Labour and Employment, Data protection




Catrine has worked with labour and employment law for more than 20 years. She commenced her career with the Danish Employers Association and the Confederation of Danish Industry, providing her with a firm knowledge of labour law. Over the last 10 years, her work has increasingly included data protection with a focus on HR data. Before joining Labora Legal, Catrine co-headed both the employment team and the data protection team with Rønne & Lundgren. Catrine has previously worked for Accura and the international law firm Eversheds as team head HR and data protection.

Besides being a leading individualist, a highly respected key advisor on all aspects of employment law and with a firm client base of both national and especially multijurisdictional US and UK companies, Catrine is an experienced and well-known lecturer and speaker at courses and conferences in Denmark and abroad. She has authored a number of articles on employment law and data protection matters in both national and international publications, and is the author of “Data Protection in HR”.

Catrine is a certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and has a strong focus on developing the data protection area in Denmark. In cooperation with The Association of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater), she is pushing the privacy agenda among lawyers and law firms, and has initiated the creation of an advisory board on Data Protection under The Association of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater).

Besides Labora Legal, Catrine is a founder of the think-do-tank, focusing on ethical use of personal data, which is especially interesting in the cross, field of privacy for employees. She is the author of the book “Data protection in HR”, published by Forlaget Andersen.


English, Scandinavian


Member of the Danish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet), The Association of Danish Law Firms (Danske Advokater), Danish Labour Law Association (Dansk Forening for Arbejdsret), Danish Association of Employment Law Attorneys (Danske Ansættelsesretsadvokater), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and the Danish Data Protection Association.

Author of “Data protection in HR” (Forlaget Andersen) and contributor to the Danish part of ”EU & International Employment Law” (Jordan Publishing). Lecturer with several clients, authorities and private organisations, e.g. The Association of Danish Lawfirms, The Courts Administration, the Technological Institute and CfL Center of Leadership, and speaker at conferences and seminars both national and international. 


Certified Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) 2013

Bachelor and Master of Law, University of Copenhagen 1999



Within: Employment

Employment boutique Labora Legal attracts praise for 'knowing the market and labour law matters in detail', and clients single out Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen, who 'understands the law and the practical needs of his clients and considers their circumstances and field of business'. Recent highlights include Jørgensen advising Teva on the employment elements of its restructuring, Tina Reissmann acting for Colgate Palmolive on its reorganisation including the termination of multiple senior managers, and financial services and real estate sector expert Anne Kathrine Schøn assisting Ejendomsinvest with the dismissal of an employee who was using his role to promote personal business activities. Other key names include Catrine Søndergaard Byrne, who focuses on data protection and GDPR compliance; and Signe Renée West, who is highly skilled in the employment aspects of M&A transactions.

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