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Horten

Employment

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What the team is known for

A widely respected practice, Horten advises on a broad range of employment matters. The law firm provides a comprehensive service in connection with transactions, stock option implementations, immigration issues and employment restructurings. Additionally, the team represents employers in negotiations of collective agreements with trade unions. Regularly advising on cross-border issues across the Nordics region, Horten's expertise also includes redundancies and employment-related disputes. The group's clients include a range of corporates in the financial and energy sectors, as well as municipal governments and public sector entities.

Work highlights

Horten represented Centrica in bringing claims of theft of confidential information against a group of former employees.

Notable practitioners

Finn Schwarz has experience handling a broad range of contentious employment matters, including arbitration proceedings. He advises on senior executive terminations and unfair dismissal claims.

Jonas Enkegaard has experience handling post-acquisition integration processes, severance payment disputes as well as handling restrictive covenants in employment contracts. "Jonas is solution-oriented and has a great understanding of our business," enthuses one source.

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Overview

Horten has a large and experienced employment and labour law team. Our expertise includes all areas within both individual agreements and collective agreements, and we have significant experience as litigators. We are known to be 'the best when it comes to collective agreements' in relation to negotiations with unions and in connection with acquisitions, where buyers are seeking advice on the possibilites of operating within collective agreements.

We are aknowledged for our approach as regards cases concerning executive liability. We have in the last year experienced a lot of activity related to change of CEOs in several high-profile companies in Denmark and we have represented several CEOs and executives in relation to termination procedures and summary dismissal.

We understand the various aspects of employment law and base our legal advice on a commercial, strategic and long-term perspective. We advise on all levels of the organisation and tailor our advice to the specific situation.

Employment and labour law affects all areas of both the business community and the public sector. We have therefore established thorough knowledge of a large number of business sectors and industries.

Our experts have written numerous books on a wide variety of employment law issues.

Members

Enkegaard, Jonas

Friis Nolsø, Kristine

Schmiegelow, Maria

Schwarz, Finn

Wendelboe Christiansen, Erik

Clients

Danish companies with divisions abroad

Funds

Innternational corporations represented in Denmark

Municipalities

Private companies

Public and semi-public companies

Unions

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Employment

Horten

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Location

Philip Heymans Allé 7

PO box 191

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden

Denmark

DK-2900

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Denmark

Employment


Finn Schwarz
Band 3
Jonas Enkegaard
Band 3