The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Recognizes L&E Global’s European Members

Legal 500 EMEA Recommended

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, & Africa 2015 (www.legal500.com) praises the experience and depth of L&E Global’s European law firms.

“Members of the L&E Global international practice group are ‘Grand Ambassadors’ who respectfully and expertly represent the employment law profession. The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 rankings reflect our commitment to provide the highest quality expertise across borders, throughout the world.” – Stephan Swinkels, Executive Director of L&E Global

According to The Legal 500 EMEA 2015:

Gerlach Rechtsanwälte | L&E Global Austria

“Employment boutique Gerlach Rechtsanwälte acts in an advisory role on the employer side for SMEs and some blue-chip corporations. The majority of the employee-side mandates focus on upper management and board members. Roland Gerlach is recommended.”

Van Olmen & Wynant | L&E Global Belgium

“Van Olmen & Wynant is considered to be ‘a secret gem’ in employment law, giving ‘outstanding advice at reasonable prices’, and having ‘a track record of winning cases’. Practice head Chris Van Olmen, Stéphane Baltazar and newly appointed counsel Marian Dewaersegger are recommended. Counsel Cecilia Lahaye and Esther Soetens joined from Simont Braun and Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, respectively.”

Flichy Grangé Avocats | L&E Global France

“Flichy Grangé Avocats has ‘a very high level of professionalism and expertise, especially in complex litigation’. It advises leading corporations on matters including strategic restructuring and assisted Goodyear with the closure of its Amiens-Nord site. The 18-partner practice, which exhibits ‘excellent availability and remains close to its clients’, also advises on M&A and matters involving health issues at work. Key figures include: Hubert Flichy, whose strategic vision is highly appreciated; the ‘creative’ Joël Grangé, who can advise on ‘highly technical issues’; Arnaud Chaulet; Marine Conche; Florence Aubonnet; Juliana Kovac; Olivier Kress; Laurent Gamet and Stéphanie Dumas, who provides ‘fine analyses’. Philippe Montanier is renowned for his compensation and benefits expertise.”

Pusch Wahlig Legal | L&E Global Germany

“Employment boutique Pusch Wahlig Legal provides ‘an exemplary service’ and fields ‘experts who put their heart and soul into their work’. Clients include Dussmann, Bombardier and Berliner Charité. The firm is also advising Gartner on the establishment of a worldwide commission scheme. Britta Alscher was promoted to the partnership and Kara Preedy has a ‘pragmatic and creative’ approach.”

LABLAW – Studio Legale | L&E Global Italy

“Highly regarded employment boutique LABLAW – Studio Legale provides ‘industry knowledge and high value for money’. The team recently advised La Perla on a restructuring operation involving over 500 employees after the company was acquired by SMS Finance; other key clients include Randstad Italia and Prince Minerals. Luca Failla impresses with ‘technical knowledge, problem analysis and concreteness’, Francesco Rotondi and Sharon Reilly are other names to note.”

Palthe Oberman | L&E Global Netherlands

“Niche employment law firm Palthe Oberman has strong experience in litigation, and also provides ongoing advisory work and transactional support for a solid client base of retail, TMT and financial services clients.”

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

“Employment boutique Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) LLP provides ‘an extremely high level of service’ to employers and employees across a range of issues including termination of employment, day-to-day advisory work and litigation. The ‘solution-oriented’ Kari Andersen is regularly instructed by multinationals. Terje Andersen is also recommended along with founding partners Nils Storeng and Arve Due Lund.”

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

“Arkadiusz Sobczyk leads A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices’ 18-lawyer team, which almost exclusively acts for employers. The firm is particularly well known for handling disputes with trade unions. Paweł Korus, Dominika Dörre-Kolasa and Alina Giżejowska are recommended. In addition to its Kraków headquarters, the firm now has an office in Wrocław.”

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

“Recommended” for employment law.

Hamilton Advokatbyrå | L&E Global Sweden

“Hamilton Advokatbyrå advised FSN Capital on the employment law aspects of its recent acquisitions. Erik Danhard heads the group, which includes the ‘pragmatic, supportive and flexible’ Tom Johansson.”


*The Legal 500 does not research employment law practices in Romania or Switzerland


About The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

For 25 years, The Legal 500 has been providing readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region, covering almost 80 countries and more than 3,300 law firms. The Legal 500’s research is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients – each year.