L&E Global is proud to announce that our European members have been recommended for their expertise in employment law, in the latest edition of The Legal 500 EMEA 2021. The Legal 500 EMEA guide provides coverage in more than 80 countries. Decisions on rankings are based on merit alone. The Legal 500 contacts over 300,000 clients globally each year, to obtain feedback on which law firms meet the criteria required by today’s in-house counsel and business leaders, wherever in the world their work takes them. L&E Global congratulates our alliance members on their recent commendations from industry insiders, peers and clients.
What they say…
BELGIUM – VAN OLMEN & WYNANT (TIER 2)
Van Olmen & Wynant‘s ‘dynamic‘ team is led by the ‘very experienced and client-focused‘ Chris Van Olmen. The group recently assisted electronics manufacturing company Teleplan with a restructuring following the closure of one of its branches in Belgium, involving the collective dismissal of all its employees; associate Thomas De Jongh (‘a great lawyer‘) led on this matter. Nicolas Simon ‘understands situations with ease and provides reliable and solid legal counsel‘. The ‘reliable‘ Vincent Vuylsteke and associate Gautier Busschaert (‘very professional and effective‘) are also key individuals.
FRANCE – FLICHY GRANGÉ AVOCATS (TIER 1)
One of France’s leading boutique firms Flichy Grangé Avocats has large resources with a big and an impressive client base. The long-established practice routinely manages highly challenging work, including large-scale restructuring and litigation involving several hundred to more than a thousand employees. The practice has notably been entrusted by Société Générale to implement a collective contractual termination agreement for around 1600 job cuts around the world, and manages proceedings involving more than 800 plaintiffs concerning the shutdown of client Goodyear’s Amiens Nord plant in 2014. In addition, the firm is handling a high-stake asbestos and chemical risk-exposure related mass dispute, and provides assistance with some of the market’s most high-profile M&A transactions.
GERMANY – PUSCH WAHLIG WORKPLACE LAW (TIER 3)
‘The practice combines really outstanding specialist knowledge and, when it comes down to it, academic excellence with pragmatic advice that can really be implemented for a company. Pusch Wahlig combines internationality with excellent regional networking. Super efficiency and always state of the art. An innovative player in the field of new legal tech tools ‘
ITALY – LABLAW (TIER 2)
‘Sharp, intellectual and multi-layered approach, exhaustively responding with arguments ranging from the pragmatic to the more abstract. Very strong level of availability to talk and meet with clients, as well as to enter into a back-and-forth conversation in order to reach the best solution together.’
Hall of Fame – Francesco Rotondi
LUXEMBOURG – KLEYR | GRASSO (TIER 1)
‘This practice is extremely knowledgeable, very good technically and at the same time is able to provide very practical advice which is adaptive of client needs.’
Leading Individuals – Christian Jungers
Rising Stars – Céline Defay
THE NETHERLANDS – PALTHE OBERMAN (TIER 4)
Boutique labour and employment specialist Palthe Oberman has an array of high-profile international clients in the sports, banking and finance, healthcare and life sciences sectors. It has a strong advisory practice and is sought out for advice on restructurings, dismissals, trade union negotiations, outsourcing and contracts.
NORWAY – STORENG, BECK & DUE LUND (TIER 4)
‘Strong knowledge about Norwegian employment law. Professional and easy to work with, always give clear recommendations based on different scenarios. Efficient and flexible with regards to time and meetings.’
POLAND – SOBCZYK & PARTNERS LAW FIRM (TIER 4)
Founding partner Arkadiusz Sobczyk leads the Krakow-based team at boutique firm Sobczyk & Partners Law Firm. Core areas for the group are employee-related personal data audits, employee transfers and restructuring issues. Alina Giżejowska is the team’s go-to contact for trade union disputes and industrial relations matters.
Hall of Fame – Arkadiusz Sobczyk
PORTUGAL – MORAIS LEITÃO (TIER 1)
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is a go-to firm for major domestic and international companies from a wide range of industries seeking advice on restructuring processes, disciplinary proceedings, collective bargaining agreements as well as business transfers. Immigration and data protection advisory services are also offered by the employment practice, which is jointly led by labour specialist Luís Miguel Monteiro and Pedro Pardal Goulão, whose areas of expertise cover labour litigation, sports law and corporate restructuring. Other key practitioners include Helena Tapp Barroso and Joana Almeida, who both showcase significant experience in employment and social security law.
Hall of Fame – Luís Miguel Monteiro
Leading Individuals – Pedro Pardal Goulão
ROMANIA – MAGDA VOLONCIU & ASOCIATII (TIER 1)
Magda Volonciu and Associates is a top drawer employment boutique that services a wide range of multinational and domestic companies, as well as public institutions and employers’ associations. The team is well versed in day-to-day matters as well as more bespoke contentious and non-contentious issues.
Leading Individuals – Magda Volonciu
SWEDEN – CEDERQUIST (TIER 1)
Spearheaded by Robert Stromberg and featuring Jens Tillqvist, senior associate Jonas Lindskog and associates Malin Dunér and Niclas Johansson, Advokatfirman Cederquist KB’s employment and benefits practice is a go-to name for financial institutions, industrial companies and prominent employer organisations. In recent litigation highlights, the team represented a Big Four accounting firm in non-solicitation allegations against former employees, and premier Swedish construction companies in trade secrets disputes. The practice also defends clients in unfair dismissal claims, handles staff reorganisations and collective bargaining negotiations, and provides M&A support on high-value, cross-border deals.
Hall of Fame – Robert Stromberg
Hall of Fame – Jens Tillqvist
Rising Stars – Malin Dunér
Rising Stars – Jonas Lindskog
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