As head of our Employment group based in Stockholm, the advice I provide to our clients covers the full range of HR services. I'm also co-head of our international Employee Incentives and Benefits group and a member of Bird & Bird's global board.

In the Swedish team, we often work on international projects, such as post acquisition restructurings. We often manage projects covering a large amount of countries. We also provide advice on management contracts, incentives and benefit programmes, pension and insurance, employee data, collective employment issues, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and other loyalty issues. And as the global workforce becomes ever more mobile, I've developed a practice where business migration is managed in the most efficient way.

When it comes to litigation, I have experience in depth in the employment and benefits field, advising our clients in court disputes as well as arbitration.

I also advise on the key issue of workplace safety, from the development of policies and procedures designed to prevent health hazards in the workplace, to managing disputes arising from workplace injuries and accidents.

  • With many of our clients having global presence, I am experienced in analysing project plans (restructurings, acquisitions with following mergers or divestments etc) and advising the client on what is possible, what is connected with risks and what is a 'no go'. Together with our colleagues in Bird & Bird's international HR Services team, we have closed many complex projects in a way that has been much appreciated by our clients.
  • Performance related issues are challenging from a Swedish employment law point of view and this has given me much expererience not only in solving conflicts out of court but finding a solution both parties can accept. For my client, it is important that the company's values are not compromised. At the same time, an efficient solution is often best for both parties so finding the solution is key.
  • Finding the right incentives for those key to the business is challenging in itself. My part of the work is normally to make sure the plans (and their enforcement) are clear, both while they are in force and with regard to the effect of the employee's departure (for whatever reason).
  • I've successfully represented a client (tech company) in court procedures regarding a claim relating to a pension promise.
  • A successful win was a court case relating to company secrets, summary dismissal and an LTIP in the US parent company.
  • On the arbitration side, I have won cases relating to dismissal of senior management as well as relating to incentives.
Education
  • Stockholm University, LLM
Admissions
  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Danish Bar Association
  • The Law Society