I'm an associate in our international HR Services group in Denmark specialising in labour and employment law issues, both nationally and internationally.

Together with my colleagues in our international offices across the world, I advise on drafting employment contracts and executive service agreements, as well as termination notices and severance agreements etc. I advise on various modifications of contract terms, eg regarding restrictive covenants and I advise on the establishment of warrant programs, business transfers, redundancies and dismissals of employees. I am a part of our dispute resolution team where I help with the preparations for various court cases, both employment cases, but also within other legal areas.

I joined Bird & Bird in August 2014 as a junior associate, working on labour and employment law and qualified as an associate in August 2017. Prior joining Bird & Bird, I worked in the employment law team of Danish Industry, Denmark's largest employers' association, where I advised members of the association in all aspects of employment law, both individual and collective. Furthermore, my experience covers a position at 'Horesta', which is the employers' association for hotels and restaurants.

I appreciate the sensitive nature of employment disputes and I try to apply an empathic approach when dealing with these kinds of matters. Thanks to my prior experience in the area of employment law, I appreciate the importance of people skills when practising law.

My goal is to provide our clients with commercially useful and effective advice rather than scientific legal discussions. I strive to help our clients solve their legal problems in a straightforward and cost efficient manner.

  • I have worked on various due diligence projects on the employment side, including eg 'Project Excalibur' where the US company DXC bought a part of one of the leading integrators of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the Nordic region.
  • In addition, I have worked on many bigger and smaller transactions within the employment area.
  • I have worked on various court cases both employment law cases and within other legal areas. I won a case with the Eastern High Court regarding a summary dismissal case against an employee, who claimed the summary dismissal to be unjustified and raised a claim of approx. DKK 650,000. I represented the employer in both instances. Judgement was passed in favour of our client in the city court and, after appeal, in the high court. Our client was also awarded legal costs.
Education
  • University of Copenhagen, LLM, Law
  • University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, International Law and Legal Studies
  • University of Copenhagen, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • The Danish Bar & Law Society in 2014