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L&E Global Members praised by Chambers Europe 2022

L&E Global is proud to announce that our European members were once again recognised by clients, peers and industry insiders for excellence in the field of employment law, in the recently published edition of Chambers Europe 2022. L&E Global is the worldwide leader for cross-border labour and employment law services. Whether you require advice and support in one jurisdiction or across the globe, L&E Global delivers a simplified attorney-client relationship in regard to billing, point-of-contact, and overall advice and counsel, by offering a one-stop shop solution for all your employment law needs. Chambers and Partners legal rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research. Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe, and presents clients with all the essential information necessary to make an informed decision when procuring legal services.

BELGIUM – VAN OLMEN & WYNANT (BAND 3)

Van Olmen & Wynant often assists public sector clients with employment law matters. The law firm advises on a number of multi-jurisdictional employment matters, such as the transfer of employees, the lending out of personnel and the hiring of foreign nationals. The team also acts on termination mandates, acting for employers and employees, and also represents clients in disputes concerning whether the company made sufficient effort to find reasonable alternative work for an employee before dismissal. Van Olmen & Wynant additionally acts on privacy issues, discrimination cases and social security disputes. Team members often assist with negotiating employment contracts.

Notable Practitioners (Band 2) – Chris Van Olmen   

CZECH REPUBLIC – HAVEL & PARTNERS (BAND 3)

The law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS provides comprehensive coverage of employment law and related areas. The team handles mandates concerning compliance, including internal investigations into fraud, and occupational injury and harassment. M&A-related labour mandates also fall within the team’s expertise. Furthermore, the firm advises clients on market entries, employee transfers and collective bargaining agreements as well as restructurings and redundancies. HAVEL & PARTNERS represents clients from a range of industries, including the retail, manufacturing and technology sectors.

Notable Practitioners (Band 2) – Petra Sochorová

FRANCE – FLICHY GRANGÉ AVOCATS (BAND 1)

An outstanding French firm renowned for its dedication to employment law, Flichy Grange Avocats offers a full range of expertise for both domestic and international clients. The department frequently assists with employee litigation, redundancy schemes and collective agreements. Additionally involved in handling the labour aspects of M&A transactions, the team also advises clients on health and safety issues and social security matters.

Notable Practitioners (Band 1) – Joël Grangé
Notable Practitioners (Band 4) – Olivier Kress
Notable Practitioners (Band 5) – Florence Aubonnet
Notable Practitioners (Band 5) – Aurélie Cormier Le Goff

GERMANY – PUSCH WAHLIG WORKPLACE LAW (BAND 3)

Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law is a dedicated team of employment specialists with particular experience in business restructuring, including mass workforce reductions, as well as reconciliations and social plans. The practice additionally handles compliance, remuneration and works council matters and represents clients in employment litigation. The law firm further advises on the implementation of SE structures as well as employment-related data protection. The team is active across a variety of sectors, including financial services, technology and FMCG.

Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Tobias Pusch
Notable Practitioners (Band 4) – Thomas Wahlig

LUXEMBOURG – KLEYR | GRASSO (BAND 1)

KLEYR GRASSO has an established employment practice providing top-tier advisory and litigation services to clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services companies and TMT companies. The law firm advises on individual terminations, teleworking policies, employment safeguarding plans and restructurings. The practice represents clients in harassment claims and unfair dismissal claims, as well as assisting with the employment aspects of mergers.

Notable Practitioners (Band 1) – Christian Jungers

NETHERLANDS – PALTHE OBERMAN (BAND 3)

Palthe Oberman is a boutique employment practice that attracts considerable praise for acting for employers on dismissal cases. The team has experience in court proceedings, including disputes concerning employee misconduct. The law firm also offers broader capabilities spanning the full range of employment matters, including all issues arising from flexible working agreements and restructuring processes. Team members also assist with the drafting of international employment contracts for top executives, as well as drafting internal diversity policies. It has a number of clients from the online delivery and sporting industries.

Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Christiaan Oberman
Notable Practitioners (Band 5) – Gieneke Van Wulfften-Palthe

NORWAY – STORENG, BECK & DUE LUND (BAND 4)

Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund is a boutique firm with notable expertise in a plethora of employment law topics. It frequently handles reorganisation and downsizing matters, redundancy processes and terminations, as well as acting on disputes.

Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Kari Bergeius Andersen

POLAND – SOBCZYK & PARTNERS LAW FIRM (BAND 2)

Sobczyk & Partners is a highly reputed Kraków-based employment boutique acting for both domestic and international clients on collective redundancies, employment contracts and corporate restructurings as well as litigation cases. The legal team is adept at handling negotiations with trade unions. The practice additionally provides day-to-day advice and regulatory support. The law firm is also highlighted for its outstanding academic profile.

Eminent Practitioners – Arkadiusz Sobczyk

PORTUGAL – MORAIS LEITÃO (BAND 1)

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has an outstanding team that maintains a vanguard position by providing a broad employment service, which includes restructuring processes, collective and individual terminations and disciplinary proceedings. The law firm represents clients in contractual disputes and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, as well as advising on post-M&A employee integration matters. It also has recent experience offering HR assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, including with temporary lay-off procedures and remote working policies. The law firm represents an array of clients, with strong presence in the banking, technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Notable Practitioners (Band 1) – Luís Miguel Monteiro
Notable Practitioners (Band 2) – Pedro Pardal Goulão
Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Helena Tapp Barroso

ROMANIA – MAGDA VOLONCIU & ASOCIATII (BAND 1)

Magda Volonciu & Associates is a specialist labour law boutique with widely admired expertise in employment disputes. The law firm is experienced in handling collective dismissals, as well as contract and trade union negotiations. It advises both international and domestic clients from a wide range of industries, including energy, transportation and banking. It defends clients in harassment and employer liability cases.

Notable Practitioners (Band 1) – Magda Volonciu
Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Corina Radu

SPAIN – SUÁREZ DE VIVERO (BAND 4)

The Spanish law firm Suárez de Vivero rises in the rankings following its growing presence in the employment law world. Its team advises on collective bargaining agreements and collective dismissals as well as furlough schemes, with further strength in the implementation of remuneration and equality plans. Corporates also benefit from the firm’s expertise in court proceedings brought by former employees and the management of disciplinary proceedings. Suárez de Vivero is particularly sought after by international clients from the technology, fashion and manufacturing sectors on Spanish law-governed matters thanks to referrals from UK law firms.

Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Ivan Suárez Telletxea
Notable Practitioners (Band 4) – Pilar Albert

SWEDEN – CEDERQUIST (BAND 1)

Advokatfirman Cederquist’s top-tier employment practice is active across the spectrum of employment mandates relating to the establishment, transfer, restructuring and closing down of businesses. The law firm is renowned for its considerable employment litigation expertise, undertaking numerous cases in relation to breaches of trade secrets, redundancies and terminations, as well as internal investigations. The team frequently advises on consultations and negotiations with trade unions. Cederquist acts for clients from the financial sector, employers’ associations and multinational companies.

Notable Practitioners (Band 1) – Robert Stromberg
Notable Practitioners (Band 3) – Jens Tillqvist


For more information please contact Joseph Granato, Communications Manager at L&E Global at joseph.granato@leglobal.org.