Firm Profile > Labora Legal > Copenhagen, Denmark
Labora Legal Offices
Indiavej 1, 1
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø Denmark
Labora Legal > The Legal 500 Rankings
Employment Tier 1
Employment boutique Labora Legal focuses on the employment aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, reorganisations and outsourcing projects, and is also experienced in collective employment law including collective bargaining agreements and settlement schemes. Practice head Tina Reissmann primarily handles contentious employment work including collective dismissal issues; she also assists with developing employment conditions for managers and executives in listed and unlisted companies and start-ups.
Other key lawyers:
Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen; Anne Kathrine Schøn; Catrine Søndergaard Byrne; Signe Renée West
Working with Labora Legal is a pleasure. We always get very good and pragmatic advice, which is very helpful in the way we work
Strong communication skills and easy to reach. Tina Reissmann provides practical and pragmatic advice
Tina Reissmann is an excellent partner for general employment law matters
Tina Reissmann is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with in Denmark. She is always there to give good advice and thinks outside the box. I would follow her anywhere
IC Group A/S / Peak Performance A/S / Tiger of Sweden A/S
Nordic Entertainment Group / MTG / Viasat / TV3
Kelsen Group (Campbell Soup)
SPX Flow GmbH
Widex A/S (WS Audiology)
Labora Legal > Firm Profile
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.