Labora Legal

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Employment boutique which represents employers headquartered in Denmark and overseas, advising on reorganisations and on dismissals carried out as part of restructuring processes. Drafts top management contracts and advises on incentive schemes. Key partners assist with the application of data protection regulations to employment contracts.

Strengths"The key strengths of the firm are its outstanding employment law and data protection advice coupled with a top-notch service," enthuses one client.

Another client comments that the team "provides excellent practical and strategic advice."

Work highlights Advised Nuevolution on the drafting of executive service contracts and restrictive covenants for senior managers in connection with its IPO on the Swedish Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Catrine Søndergaard Byrne is best known for her work on data protection. She also advises on the implementation of staff incentive programmes. Clients find her "very up to date within her area of expertise and focused on adding value."

Described by interviewees as "experienced, pragmatic and solution-oriented," Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen is a trusted adviser to companies undertaking corporate reorganisations or restructurings. He earns praise for his ability to de-escalate difficult situations.

Known in the market for advising on data protection linked to employment law, Signe Renée West also offers assistance with regards to collective agreements and transfers of employees following M&A transactions. She advised INEOS on its purchase of DONG Energy's oil and gas business. "She is quick to respond, available at all times and proactive," says one client.

Tina Reissmann is noted by clients for being a "very experienced employment law specialist with a good track record." "She finds balanced solutions," states one source, while another reports: "She brings big-picture thinking into the conversation in terms of the parties' commercial interests and personal objectives." Reissmann advises on the termination of executives' contracts and the negotiation of new contracts for managers. She also handles collective dismissals.