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The firm: Labora Legal is a boutique employment law firm established in 2010 by Anne Katherine Schøn and joined by Catrine Søndergaard Byrne in 2014. During the past year the firm has drastically increased its significance on the Danish employment labour scene, when first Tina Reissmann (leading individual) joined from Plesner in December 2016, Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen from DLA Piper (former LETT) in March 2017 and finally Signe Renée West from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendsten in July 2017. The five partners all share many years’ of experience within employment and labour law from leading top-five law firms and are all known and recognised for their high-quality advice. In short, you could say that Labora Legal is the ‘best of all worlds’ deriving from the larger and long-established law firms

Apart from a solid and well-established client base consisting of large, well reputed companies, including listed companies, as well as smaller up-and-coming enterprises, the firm receives referrals from other Danish law firms, including leading top firms, in relation to assignments where a conflict of interest implies that the assignment cannot be taken care of by the law firm in question. Also the firm benefits from several long-term relationships with law firms abroad referring clients and assignments in matters that require Danish employment law expertise. The firm’s advice is value-adding and top-level including high level when needed and focused on detail when relevant with a continued aim of being pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient. Being only a partner-firm, all clients can expect and will receive total partner attention on all their assignments.

Areas of practice: Labora Legal advises on all issues related to employment and labour law, including collective redundancies, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation, restrictive covenants, non-discrimination disputes, internal investigations, flexible employment relationships, the terms of executives and managers, including incentive programmes, contracts and terminations, the conclusion and interpretation of collective agreements and drafting of employment contracts, policies and handbooks.

The firm is represented as judges in the Danish Labour Court appointed by the Danish Federation of Employers (Tina Reissmann) and in the Danish Board of Equal Treatment (Anne Kathrine Schøn).

The firm has had an increasing focus on personal data, data protection, and privacy legislation, especially in the cross-field of privacy for employees.

In particular Catrine Søndergaard Byrne, who is a certified international privacy professional (CIPP/E), has a strong focus on developing the data protection area in Denmark, but also Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen and Signe Renée West are highly experienced in this area.

Labora Legal often appears in court and arbitrations in cases concerning employment and labour law matters.

  • Number of lawyers: 5
  • Languages
  • English
  • Danish
  • Scandinavian languages

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