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 our 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.

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

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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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Clients say he is "customer-oriented, proactive and provides very good responses."

    Chambers Europe 2016
  2. Clients describe Søren Narv Pedersen of Elmann Advokatpartnerselskab as a dedicated lawyer who is passionate about what he does. “His skills in the court room are fabulous; he is convincing, trustworthy, and if I ever need his advice, he answers quickly.” He appeared before the Supreme Court in a landmark employment case, securing a win for client Henrichsen & Co Statsautoriseret Revisionsaktieselskab against its former employee.

    Chambers Europe, 2013
  3. The ‘excellent’ Søren Narv Pedersen, who is recommended for his ‘ability to apply the law in a commercial manner’, successfully represented Kurergruppen Danmark in a trade union dispute. Pedersen has also advised numerous managing directors on contractual matters.

    Legal 500, 2013