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National Correspondents

Andreas Tinhofer

MOSATI Rechtsanwälte

Austria

www.mosati.at

austria
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Chris Van Olmen

Van Olmen & Wynant

Belgium

www.vow.be

belgium

Chris Van Olmen is founding partner of the law firm Van Olmen & Wynant in Brussels, Belgium, and head of the employment law practice.  He is also chairman of L&E Global, an integrated alliance of premier employment law boutique firms.  Chris regularly writes and lectures on a variety of employment law topics.  Chris is Vice Chair of the Global Employment Institute of the IBA and is also a member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and of the American Bar Association (Labour and Employment Law Section).

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Kalina Tchakarova

Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Bulgaria

www.dgkv.com

bulgaria

Kalina Tchakarova is a partner, co-heading the Employment practice at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov /DGKV/ in Sofia, Bulgaria. She’s provided expert, practical and tailored legal advice to major international and domestic corporate companies, helping them achieve their management and business goals in a manner consistent with local employment laws and regulations. Kalina is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and author of numerous publications on employment law. 

Dina Vlahov

Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Croatia

www.schoenherr.eu

croatia

George Z. Georgiou

Georgiou & Associates

Cyprus

www.georgezgeorgiou.com

cyprus

George Z. Georgiou is the Managing Partner at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC, which is an award-winning, full-service Cypriot law firm consisting of over 45 experienced lawyers, arbitrators, legal consultants and support staff. The Firm is recognized in Cyprus and abroad as a leader in the areas of employment and pensions law. George studied law at Bristol University, England and was called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Upon his return to Cyprus, he was called to the Cyprus Bar. He practices all fields of law, but is internationally recognized for his expertise in all employment and pensions (contentious and non-contentious), arbitration, and litigation matters. He regularly speaks on HR law and procedure abroad and has written for many publications, including chapters for international books, magazines and online journals. 

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Michael Košnar

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Czech Republic

www.mpsv.cz

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Michael Košnar works as a legislator at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic in Prague. He gained the title doctor of law (JUDr. degree) at Charles University in labour law and social security law. Besides his work, he also publishes, gives lectures and participates in research projects focused on labour law, particularly transfer of undertakings.

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Christian K. Clasen

Norrbom Vinding

Denmark

www.norrbomvinding.com

denmark

Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding Law Firm in Copenhagen, Denmark. Norrbom Vinding provides labour and employment law advice to employers in the public and private sectors. The firm is the largest labour and employment law practice in Scandinavia and considered the market leader in Denmark. Christian advises on all aspects of labour and employment law, but his areas of special interest are industrial relations in relation to both private and public employers, HR aspects of business transfers and company restructures and discrimination law. For years, Christian has been an external lecturer at both the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Business School, and he is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the Danish Society for Labour Law and Danish Employment Lawyers.

Gaabriel Tavits

Law Of ce PACTA OÜ and University of Tartu, School of Law

Estonia

www.ut.ee

estonia
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Janne Nurminen

Roschier

Finland

www.roschier.com

finland
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Claire Toumieux

Allen & Overy

France

www.allenovery.com

france

Claire Toumieux heads the employment law department at Allen & Overy in Paris, France. Allen & Overy is an international law firm providing legal services for global business and industry. Claire has built a strong reputation by advising businesses seeking to define implement and/or improve their human resource management strategies. Claire is a board member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), after serving for two years as chair, and is also an active member of the Employment and Discrimination committees of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is co-author of the publication on New Forms of Employment in Europe (Woters Kluwer, 2016) and a frequent speaker at international and French conferences.

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Paul Schreiner

Luther Rechtsanwaltgesellschaft

Germany

www.luther-law rm.com

germany

Paul Schreiner is Partner at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Essen, Germany and heads the employment law practise. Luther is a large full service law firm employing more than 300 lawyers, more than 40 of them are specialized in employment law. Paul primarily deals with restructuring projects and collective disputes between employers and works councils. He also provides comprehensive advice on employment law issues including legal disputes in court procedures. Paul is a guest lecturer at the Ruhr Universität Bochum and author of numerous publications on labor law.

Effie Mitsopoulou

Kyriakides Georgopoulos

Greece

www.kgdi.gr

greece
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Gabriella Ormai

CMS Cameron McKenna

Hungary

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hungary

Gabriella Ormai is former Managing partner (1999-2018) and now Partner at the Budapest office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, co-heading the Commercial practice in Hungary.
Her main areas of expertise include: employment, commercial, tax, insurance, litigation and corporate law. Gabriella’s involvement ranges from HR aspects of setting up an affiliate over ongoing collective and individual employment advice to legal advice on high-profile termination matters.
Gabriella is recommended by Legal 500 in Employment as well as by Chambers & Partners in Corporate/M&A.

Orla O’Leary

Mason Hayes & Curran

Ireland

www.mhc.ie

ireland

Caterina Rucci

Bird & Bird

Italy

www.twobirds.com

italy

Andis Burkevics

Sorainen

Latvia

www.sorainen.com

latvia

Vida Petrylaitė

CONFIDENCE Law Office

Lithuania

www.confidence.lt

lithuania

Michel Molitor

Molitor

Luxembourg

www.molitorlegal.lu

luxembourg

Matthew Brincat

Ganado Advocates

Malta

www.ganadoadvocates.com

malta
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Zef Even

SteensmaEven

Netherlands

www.steensmaeven.com

netherlands
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André Istad Johansen

Advokatfirmaet Selmer

Norway

www.selmer.no

norway

André Istad Johansen is partner at law firm Selmer in Oslo, Norway. Selmer is a full service law firm specialising in all key areas of business law. André Istad Johansen has long and extensive experience in all areas of employment law with a special interest in complex reorganisations, downsizing and transactions. He also has built up considerable expertise within pension law. André is ranked among Norway's leading experts within employment law and pensions by the international rating agencies Chambers, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

He is also an external examiner within employment law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, as well as frequent podcaster of current legal topics. He is a member of EELA and the Norwegian correspondent for the publication EELC. He is also a member of the Norwegian Bar Association.

Publication:

Drafting and Interpreting Pension Agreements in Employment Relationships (Utforming og tolking av pensjonsavtaler i arbeidsforhold) – Arbeidsrett, 2014

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Marcin Wujczyk

Wardyński & Partners

Poland

www.wardynski.com.pl

poland

Marcin Wujczyk is a attorney at law at Wardyński & Partners, Poland. Wardyński & Partners, founded in 1988, is one of the largest independent law firms in Poland.There are currently over 100 lawyers in the firm serving clients in Polish, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Italian and Korean. Wardyński & Partners has offices in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Kraków.

Marcin Wujczyk's fields of expertise are employment and labour law, especially with regard to employee rights to information and consultation, employee's privacy and discrimination. He is an Assistant Professor at the Labour Law and Social Policy Department of the Law and Administration Faculty of the Jagiellonian University. He was a member of the European Committee of Social Rights – Council of Europe from 2013 till 2018. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Social Security

César Sá Esteves

SRS Advogados

Portugal

www.srslegal.pt

portugal
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Andreea Suciu

Suciu I The Employment Law Firm

Romania

www.suciu-employmentlaw.ro

romania

Andreea Suciu is the Managing Partner of Suciu | The Employment Law Firm. The Employment Law Firm - founded by Andreea after holding the position of Head of Employment & Pensions at one of the most prestigious German law firms in Bucharest for almost 13 years - offers seamless service and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated employment law matters. Andreea’s experience encompasses many years of decision-making responsibilities in individual and collective employment matters for multinational companies. She is valued for the passion she puts into her work and especially for her capability of bringing innovative solutions.

Andreea earned a Master Degree (LL.M.) in South East European Law and European Integration at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria. She has also written numerous articles and guides on employment law (e.g. Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law) and co-authored the employment law chapter to a manual on contracts.

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Gabriel Havrilla

Legal Counsels

Slovakia

www.legalcounsels.sk

slovakia

Gabriel Havrilla is founding partner of Legal Counsels in Bratislava, Slovakia. Legal Counsels is a law firm, specialised in commercial law, contract law, labour law and other areas of Slovak law and legal services. Gabriel has a special interest in all important areas of commercial law and he has extensive experience with providing advising for various domestic and foreign clients, mostly connected to the important foreign investments in the Slovak Republic. He has experience with mergers & acquisitions incl. due diligence of large local companies, as well as a day-to-day legal support of various local clients in respect of labour law. He is a co-author of the publication regarding the Slovak Labour Code, Nakladatelství  Forum, s.r.o., Praha (2012), which has been  published and distributed in the Slovak republic.

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Petra Smolnikar

Petra Smolnikar Law

Slovenia

www.petrasmolnikarlaw.eu

slovenia

Petra Smolnikar is the founder of the lawfirm Petra Smolnikar Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her boutique lawfirm is particularly specialised in labour and employment law, as well as privacy and data protection, handling also corporate, civil and regulatory matters. Petra has a special interest in cross-border transactions, transfers of undertakings and contentious and non-contentious employment law cases. She is the member of the Slovenian BAR Association (OZS), a member of the newly founded Professional Center for Personal Data (Strokovni center za osebne podatke – SCOP) and author of various publications on employment law, data protection, food, environmental and energy law.

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Abdón Pedrajas & Molero

Spain

www.abdonpedrajas.com

spain
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James Davies

Lewis Silkin

United Kingdom

www.lewissilkin.com

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James Davies is Divisional Managing Partner and Joint Head of the Employment, Immigration and Reward department at Lewis Silkin LLP, a UK law firm. James is recognised as a leading employment lawyer by a variety of legal guides including Chambers, The Legal 500 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. James is on the Executive Committee of the global alliance of employment lawyers, Ius Laboris, and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association Legislative and Policy committee. He is editor of Age Discrimination (published by Bloomsbury), an author of Partnership and Discrimination Law for Professional Partnerships (published by Legalease) and has been a monthly contributor to Management Today for over ten years.