Søren Pedersen

Søren Narv Pedersen

Partner Denmark


With more than 15 years' experience, Søren specialises in labour and employment law, court and arbitration cases, trade secrets, company law and mergers & acquisitions

Søren is a partner in our International Employment Services Group, and heads the Danish Employment law team. He is also member of Bird & Bird’s international Trade Secrets Protection group.

Søren has vast experience in advising employers on all aspects of labour and employment law, including drafting and negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, advising on redundancies, equal treatment, restrictive covenants, incentive schemes and, protection of trade secrets

Before joining us in 2013, he was a partner with Elmann Advokatpartnerselskab where he advised a wide variety of domestic and international clients, having pleaded nearly 200 cases, including more than 40 before the High Court, with right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court since 2006.

As a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society,  Søren is also active in the AnsættelsesAdvokater (Association of Danish Employment Attorneys).  He was appointed an interim High Court Judge in 2007.

Søren is the author of "Jobklausulloven med kommentarer", Karnovs Forlag 2012 ("The No-Hire Clause Act - a commentary") Co-author of "Ansatte - alt i en bog - funktionær og andre", Karnovs Forlag 2007 ("Employees - salaried employees and other employees").

He also taught law at the University of Copenhagen between 1998 and 2006 and was an external lecturer from 2005 to 2006. He has extensive teaching experience and often speaks at seminars.

Søren speaks Danish and English.

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