Norrbom Vinding > Copenhagen, Denmark > Firm Profile

Norrbom Vinding

Denmark > Employment Tier 1

The ‘excellent boutique labour law practice‘ at Norrbom Vinding solely acts for management in matters concerning HR restructuring processes, discrimination allegations and external investigations. Jørgen Vinding and Christian K. Clasen jointly lead the team; Vinding assists clients in the semi-public and public sectors, in addition to foreign organisations which seek advice on setting up and conducting business within Denmark, and Clasen’s areas of expertise include industrial relations and collective bargaining mandates. Yvonne Frederiksen focuses on dispensing advice relating to discrimination law, restrictive covenants, and collective bargaining, and often appears before the Supreme Court in discrimination disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jørgen Vinding; Christian K. Clasen

Other key lawyers:

Yvonne Frederiksen; Søren Skjerbek; Torben Mølgaard Hededal; Rikke Falk Dambo; Sara Baldus; Elsebeth Aas-Jørgensen


‘Excellent boutique labour law practice with efficient and very professional employment lawyers. The team deliver very high quality advice.’

‘Torben Hededal and Sara Baldus are very professional and customer oriented.’

‘The firm provides incredibly wise and competent advice, so that matters are handled correctly from the start. It is extremely valuable.’

‘Elsebeth Aas-Jørgensen has an incredibly sharp legal analytical sense and is second to none when it comes to analysing difficult legal issues.’

Key clients

SAS Group

Local Government Denmark (KL)

Danish Railways (DSB)

Nordea Group

Arla Foods Group

Leo Pharma A/S

TV 2 Danmark A/S

Nykredit Realkredit A/S

Coop Danmark A/S

Ramboll Group

Work highlights

  • Conducted an external legal investigation for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation on possible offensive behaviour (in the form of sexual harassment) in the Danish National Girls’ Choir.
  • Acted for the SAS Group in collective proceedings before the District Court and the High Court concerning the fundamental legal question of whether public authorities can (potentially) change decisions made by the courts.
  • Assisting a large number of private and public-sector clients, including JP/Politikens Hus, MT Højgaard A/S and the Region of Southern Denmark, with their whistleblowing schemes, both in relation to mandatory schemes under the Whistleblowing Act and voluntary schemes.

The firm: Norrbom Vinding was formed in 1998 by Jørgen Vinding and Mariann Norrbom, together with a team of 11 experienced labour and employment lawyers and dedicated support staff. The core group of Norrbom Vinding’s lawyers are among those who pioneered and developed labour and employment law as a separate discipline for private practice lawyers in Denmark in the 1980s. The firm’s unique expertise thus builds on more than 30 years’ experience within the area.

Areas of practice: Labour and employment law: Norrbom Vinding is Denmark’s only boutique management labour and employment law firm advising on all aspects of labour and employment law and acting exclusively for the management/employer side. The firm is the largest labour and employment practice in Scandinavia in terms of caseload, high-profile cases, and partners and associates engaged full-time in labour and employment law. Furthermore, Norrbom Vinding is the law firm in Denmark which handles most litigation for employers in the area, including in the Danish Supreme Court and the Danish Labour Court, and carries out the greatest number of collective bargaining processes on behalf of clients.

Offering a full service on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment law to a client base that is a mixture of national and international companies and organisations, Norrbom Vinding’s legal advice is firmly rooted in an understanding of management and commercial realities and is tailored to safeguard each client’s interests in terms of image, internal environment, public and media relations and all other relations of importance to the client.

The main areas of practice include: recruitment, retention and termination processes; employment contracts; restrictive covenants; severance agreements; incentives and benefits; leave; tax and social security; pensions; data protection; staff policies; IPR in employment; discrimination; transfers of undertakings and restructurings; outsourcing; collective redundancies; posting of workers; cross-border HR issues; business immigration; public sector labour and employment law; collective bargaining and industrial disputes; freedom of association; European Works Councils; health and safety at work; litigation, investigations and legal enquiries.

Norrbom Vinding is the Danish member of Ius Laboris, Global HR Lawyers. Ius Laboris is an international alliance of law firms offering employers cross-border employment and pensions law advice. It has 1,500 specialist HR lawyers in 59 countries, providing access to local HR law experts in one global team.

Labour and employment (general)
Recruitment, retention and termination
Employment contracts
Restrictive covenants
Severance agreements
Incentives and benefits
Tax and social security
Data protection
IPR in employment
Transfers of undertakings
Collective redundancies
Posting of workers
Cross-border HR issues
Business immigration
Public sector labour and employment
Collective bargaining and industrial disputes
European works councils
Health and safety at work
Litigation, investigations and legal enquiries
Number of lawyers : 24
Scandinavian languages
Ius Laboris
Global HR Lawyers
Managing Partner : Jørgen Vinding
Partner : Christian K. Clasen
Partner : Yvonne Frederiksen
Partner : Elsebeth Aaes-Jørgensen
Partner : Søren Skjerbek
Partner : Rasmus Linding
Partner : Torben Mølgaard Hededal
Partner : Rikke Falk Dambo
Associate Partner : Jesper Oehlenschlaeger Madsen

Norrbom Vinding is the Danish member of the international alliance Ius Laboris, Global HR Lawyers. Consistently recognised as the leading legal service provider in employment, immigration and pensions lawIus Laboris is represented by 1,500 lawyers in 59 countries, most of those places with lawyers who are regarded as the best in their field (41 firms ranked in four continents).  

We can therefore provide expert and strategic advice from almost any country and set up a cross-border expert team for international projects within 24 hours (or even faster). 

In addition, we work closely together with a large number of other law firms around the world. Our strong international network builds on many years of cooperation in cross-border projects and 20+ years of active participation in the Human Resources Section of the International Bar Association (IBA).  

Diversity, CSR and pro bono work

At Norrbom Vinding, we wish to maintain our position as a leading labour and employment practice in Denmark, and our commitment to providing top-quality legal services, both as an employer and a corporate citizen, is at the core of our culture and values. We are dedicated to showing respect for the assignments we are given, respect for the client, but also respect for the employee, lawyer and organisation representing the other party to the proceedings, negotiations, etc. Internally at our firm, it is essential for us to nurture a strong sense of wellbeing, unity, caring and respect for each other, striving to achieve a socially inclusive and diverse, including gender diverse, culture and organisation. By way of example, we are committed to providing equal opportunities in recruitment, training, promotion and all other aspects of employment. Currently, 33% of our partners and 75% of our associates are women.

We have joined the codex of the Association of Danish Law Firms called “advokatKODEKS”, which is a tool for law firms to improve and focus on, for instance, CSR in the Danish law firm industry. In addition, for 10+ years we have been a signatory to the UN Global Compact, actively supporting and integrating the Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption into our business strategy, culture and daily operations.

As a very tangible indicator of our focus on CSR, we provide pro bono assistance to the Danish chapter of Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and PlanBørnefonden. Our firm belief is that by doing what we do best – i.e. providing legal advice – these organisations can dedicate their time and expertise to their goals: delivering humanitarian aid to those in greatest need and supporting children, families and communities in some of the world’s poorest countries.