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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
Highly experienced team recognised for its extensive and wide-ranging employment law experience. Notable focus on employment dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. 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. Also advises private companies. Areas of focus include incentive schemes, mass redundancies, collective bargaining agreements and whistle-blowing cases.

 

Strengths
Clients are keen to highlight the team's effective communication and clear advice, emphasising that "they respond very quickly, they are very good at clarifying what are the needs of the client" and "they make it quite clear what decision is the best."

 

Work highlights
Advised AJ Biologics on the management of individual employment terms and conditions deriving from a public collective bargaining agreement, following the transfer of more than 500 employees from state-owned Statens Serum Institute to privately owned AJ Biologics.

Acted for Region Zealand in a high court dispute concerning the claim of an alleged discrimination due to handicap in connection with the dismissal of an employee.

 

Notable practitioners
Morten Ulrich is a highly experienced lawyer advising both public and private employers on labour law matters with a significant expertise in employment litigation. He is particularly experienced in matters involving public labour law, equal treatment and collective bargaining agreements. A client highlights Ulrich's litigation expertise, saying that his substantial experience translates into a view that is "also strategic when it comes to handling the case."

Lise Lauridsen is a well-regarded employment law specialist with a notable expertise in advising both domestic and international businesses on reorganisations, outsourcing and contractual terms for senior management. A client notes that "the most important thing is that she really understands what I am after and she translates that into very practical and usable advice."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Employment

Employment

A ‘very professional level of service’ and a ‘high level of expertise’ is characteristic of the two-partner employment group at Bech-Bruun. Co-headed by ‘excellentLise Lauridsen and Morten Ulrich, the team advises on all employment issues and has a strong track record in collective bargaining agreements and incentive schemes. Contentious work included the defence of the Region Zealand in a discrimination case.

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