Compensation and benefits

Our expertise includes: 

  • Bonuses
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Taxation of researchers
  • Occupational pensions
  • Share-based remuneration, such as warrants and share options
  • Flexible remuneration packages
  • Private health insurance
  • Regulatory matters
  • Company cars
  • Employee benefits.

How can we help?
Employment, tax and corporate law as well as commercial aspects must be taken into account when deciding on the most suitable remuneration package.

We have expert knowledge of employment, tax and corporate law and of compensation and benefits packages provided to management and key employees in companies that are bought or sold by private equity funds.  

Common challenges
Sign-on bonuses, incentive schemes and other performance-related remuneration are expected by company executives and key employees. Striking the right balance between incentivising employees and accommodating the needs of the company and its shareholders can be challenging.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, excessive compensation packages for executives have been much discussed at annual meetings and particularly in the media.

Moreover, complicated rules, which have not been fully clarified yet, have been introduced regulating remuneration packages for board members, executives and “risk takers” in the financial sector.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Employment

What the team is known for Market-leading team recognised for its extensive and wide-ranging employment law experience. Notable focus on employment dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Also advises on the labour law aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Clients include organisations in the transportation and public sectors as well as in professional services. Recent areas of focus include incentive schemes, mass redundancies, collective bargaining agreements and whistle-blowing cases.

Strengths Clients are pleased with the "constructive collaboration" they have had with the team and add: "Bech-Bruun is known for only hiring the best lawyers and maintains a strong name and reputation."

Work highlights Assisted DSB with various employment and pensions matters related to a transfer of employment due to an organisational restructuring.

Represented the Zealand Region in a case against the Union of Danish Nurses before the High Court in relation to policies on the rehiring of previously dismissed nursing staff.

Significant clients Mars, 3i, Accenture, Bladt Industries, Energinet.dk.

Notable practitioners 
Morten Ulrich regularly acts on employment litigation and also handles labour law issues in the public sector. His areas of expertise include collective bargaining, equal treatment and discrimination issues. Clients say he is "technically skilled and has a good understanding of the client's needs." Another interviewee adds: "He is very pleasant, has a wide perspective and can see where to go in a forward-thinking manner." 

Lise Lauridsen is widely respected by sources and marked out as a "real leader" in the team. She assists clients with litigation, restructuring of company management and incentive schemes. She recently represented the Motion Pictures Licensing Company in a dispute with its former CEO, who alleged wrongful termination of his employment without notice.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Employment

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Employment

Top-quality firmBech-Bruun advises on the full range of employment matters under the leadership of the ‘brilliantLise Lauridsen. Lauridsen defended Motion Pictures Licensing against a wrongful termination claim brought by its former CEO before the High Court of Eastern Denmark. ‘Prominent’ partner Morten Ulrich assisted the Capital Region of Denmark with the establishment of a whistleblower scheme across the entire region.

Legal 500, Employment

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