Employment Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice group advising on a range of employment matters, including those arising from cross-border transactions. Areas of experience include the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and the transfer of employees. Noted for its experience in collective redundancies as part of restructurings. Defends public and private sector employers in appeals against summary dismissals of individual staff. Acts for clients coming from the pharmaceuticals, financial services, education and textiles sectors.

Strengths Clients value the team's advice for being "pragmatic and easy both to understand and to implement."

Another client enthuses: "They are always available and have strong commercial awareness."

Work highlights Acted for NEXT Education Copenhagen on a case disputing the duration of a notice period for a teacher.

Notable practitioners

Clients say that Henriette Stakemann is "straightforward, effective and accessible." "She has a sense of what matters and what does not," says another interviewee, adding: "She looks for a compromise." Stakemann advises on a wide range of employment law issues, including transfers of employees through outsourcing agreements or reorganisations. She also assists with collective dismissals linked to divestments.