L&E Global Firms Honored by The Legal 500

L&E Global is proud to announce that once again its European members have been recognized as leaders in employment law by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, & Africa 2014 (www.legal500.com).

“Our member firms are well versed in the emerging employment issues throughout their jurisdictions and each has an established reputation as experts in their field. This form of recognition is a testament to the truly remarkable talent of our employment law specialists.” – Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director of L&E Global

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According to The Legal 500 EMEA 2014:

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte | L&E Global Austria

“Boutique firm Gerlach Rechtsanwälte specialises in Austrian and European employment law, and is ‘outstanding when it comes to court proceedings’. The renowned Roland Gerlach provides ‘excellent advice’, particularly in connection with employee representation.”

Van Olmen & Wynant | L&E Global Belgium

“Employment and corporate law boutique Van Olmen & Wynant provides ‘to the point’, ‘solution-driven’ advice and ‘excellent value for money’. Clients include Belgacom, bpost, NMBS Holding and Schindler. ‘Excellent negotiator’ Chris Van Olmen heads the practice, which includes Stéphane Baltazar and senior associates Marian Dewaersegger and Vincent Vuylsteke.”

Flichy Grangé Avocats | L&E Global France

“Employment boutique Flichy Grangé Avocats is seen by some as the ‘best of the best’ in France. The 60-lawyer practice, which is praised for its ‘client dedication’ and ‘hands-on approach’, regularly advises on high-end M&A transactions, sensitive reorganisations and litigation. Clients include leading French and international groups such as Orange. Among the 19 partners, Hubert Flichy and Joël Grangé are recommended along with the highly experienced Arnaud Chaulet, Marine Conche and Laurent Gamet. Philippe Montanier also stands out for his compensation and benefits expertise.”

Pusch Wahlig Legal | L&E Global Germany

“Frequently recommended Pusch Wahlig Legal comprehensively represents major domestic and international companies, and is a member of international network L&E Global. Key clients include Bombardier, Dussmann and Gaz de France, as well as E.ON, which was advised on restructuring issues and remunicipalisations. The team also represented Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken in proceedings regarding age-based segregation. Tobias Pusch is ‘particularly good’, Kara Preedy is ‘pragmatic and solution-oriented’, and Thomas Wahlig is ‘precise and judicious’.”

Palthe Oberman | L&E Global Netherlands

“Palthe Oberman is ‘a strong player in the field and offers a good alternative to the traditional big players’ for high-level dismissals, class action disputes and transactional support. Key clients include Hermès, AFC Ajax and War Child. Christiaan Oberman is recommended.”

LABLAW – Studio Legale | L&E Global Italy

“LABLAW – Studio Legale’s ‘advice is targeted towards efficiency and realism’. The team acted in a successful auction deal that will save 703 jobs within a company; the matter included assisting with the trade union negotiations. In Milan, Luca Failla is ‘competent, available and detail-oriented’; Francesco Rotondi is ‘a solid professional with good knowledge of company structures’; and Piergiovanni Mandruzzato and Olimpio Stucchi are also key advisers.”

Storeng, Beck & Due Lund | L&E Global Norway

“Employment boutique Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund LLP provides ‘deep and broad legal knowledge’ to employers and employees. Kari Andersen is ‘very knowledgeable about the relevant employment legislation’, and delivers ‘solid and sensible advice’ to international corporates as well as executives. Founding partners Nils Storeng and Arve Due Lund are also recommended.”

A. Sobczyk & Współpracownicy Law Office | L&E Global Poland

“The ‘excellent’ Arkadiusz Sobczyk leads a ‘very reputable’ team at A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices, which has gained Toyota and AmRest as new clients. Sobczyk and Paweł Korus recently acted in a case concerning the interpretation of the rules on working time in a case heard before the Supreme Court. The firm ‘combines academic excellence with professional expertise’. Dominika Dörre-Kolasa and the ‘experienced’ Alina Giżejowska are also recommended.”

Bufete Suárez de Vivero, S.L. | L&E Global Spain

“Recommended” for employment law.

Hamilton Advokatbyrå | L&E Global Sweden

“Hamilton Advokatbyrå’s team head Erik Danhard is ‘very professional and extremely competent’, and Tom Johansson is also recommended. Fredrika Skoog is an expert in outsourcing, pensions and trade secrets. The group provides ongoing contentious and non-contentious advice to several multinationals.”


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