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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 employment law practice. Notable skill in employment dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation proceedings. Well versed in handling employment investigations and advising on incentive schemes and collective bargaining as well as handling employee rights and termination negotiations. Advises on the employment law aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

Strengths
"The advice is clear and timely, with a great understanding of our organisation and the political landscape," respondents report.

One client states: "They are pragmatic, fast and knowledgeable."

Work highlights
Represented the Danish Finance Federation in compensation claims for the inadequate implementation of EU directives relating to age discrimination regulations against the Danish state.

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.

Morten Ulrich is a highly respected practitioner with extensive experience in both collective and individual employment mandates. Clients enthuse: "Ulrich is the biggest authority in his field, he is sharp, clear and thorough. He is the guy you always want to have on your side of the table because when he speaks, everybody listens."

Sandro Ratkovic is "thorough, empathetic and has great communication skills," according to a satisfied client. He assists with holiday pay issues, collective bargaining agreements and senior executive terminations.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Employment

Employment

Ranked: tier 1

Led by Lise Lauridsen, the practice at Bech-Bruun is recognised for handling complex, employment-related contentious work, including civil lawsuits, arbitration proceedings and industrial arbitrations. The group also fields non-contentious experts, who advise clients on management restructuring issues, mass redundancies, remuneration policies and collective bargaining agreements. Lauridsen also receives a steady flow of instructions related to transfer of undertakings, outsourcing issues and share-based incentive schemes, while Morten Ulrich specialises in public sector employment matters. Sandro Ratkovic is another key practitioner in the team.

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