Labour and employment law is seeing increasing regulation, and enterprises today must manoeuvre in an area with highly complicated and extensive legislation. In addition to new technology, market conditions, globalisation and financial changes having a high impact on labour and employment issues, legislation in the area is very complex, and it may be difficult to determine which rule applies in which situation.

Bech-Bruun is highly specialised in the area of labour and employment law. We regularly offer legal counsel to listed companies, international corporations, SMEs, public authorities, including municipalities, on issues within all areas of labour and employment law. We are often involved in cases of general public importance brought before the ordinary courts, the Labour Court, the Unfair Dismissals Board and arbitration tribunals. 

Our advisory services include:

  • Issues relating to employees
  • Issues relating to executives
  • Collective employment law
  • The transfer of undertakings
  • Secondment
  • Outsourcing
  • Health and safety
  • Bonus schemes and other incentive programmes, including share-based incentive schemes
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Business Immigration
  • Staff regulations and policies
  • International labour law.

We also have extensive experience conducting legal inquiries and HR audits.

Our broad expertise in labour and employment law means that all aspects are always considered, offering our clients the optimal advisory services. Our clients gain access to a wide range of legal skills in labour and employment law. 

We know how important it is for your enterprise that we as labour law advisers have a deep understanding of your activities and the business reality that applies to your enterprise. 

We also cooperate closely with our specialists in the areas of M&A and Corporate matters, Data Protection, Insolvency & Restructuring, Tax.


Labour & Employment Law

Employment

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What the team is known for
Bech-Bruun houses a highly experienced team recognised for its extensive employment law practice. The practice has notable skill in employment dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation proceedings. The team is well versed in handling employment investigations and advising on incentive schemes and collective bargaining, as well as handling employee rights and termination negotiations. Bech-Bruun advises on the employment law aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

Strengths
A client reports: "We are very pleased with our collaboration with Bech-Bruun."

Work highlights
Bech-Bruun represented the Capital Region of Denmark in an action brought by the Danish Nurses Organisation.

Notable practitioners
Lise Lauridsen advises clients on breach of employment contract investigations as well as on M&A-related employment questions. She has additional expertise in pension issues, corporate reorganisations and incentive schemes. A client comments: "I am particularly impressed by her down-to-earth, commercial and practical advice on complex matters."

Morten Ulrich is a highly respected practitioner with extensive experience in both collective and individual employment mandates. A client remarks: "He has excellent knowledge about the legal process in both the civil law system, and the labour law system."

Sandro Ratkovic assists with holiday pay issues, collective bargaining agreements and senior executive terminations. Based in Copenhagen, he is also experienced in labour-related investigations.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Employment

Employment

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun handles the full gamut of employment law issues. It advises both Danish and global companies on the employment aspects of high-profile mergers and transactions as well as regularly undertaking work on behalf of, and against, major trade unions. The team also advises on management restructurings, mass redundancies and collective bargaining agreements. The group is led by the ‘superbLise Lauridsen, who has extensive litigation experience; Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich are experts in handling matters relating to the termination of senior civil servants' contracts. Sandro Ratkovic specialises in cross-border work, with a focus on business immigration matters.

Bech-Bruun has a great – and broad – employment practice. Always on top of things and with a service level that goes beyond my other experiences.

Very competent team with high professionalism.’

Legal 500, Employment

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