Employment and Benefits
Head of practice: Robert Stromberg
Principal Contacts: Robert Stromberg and Jens Tillqvist
Swedish labour law is complex, with a vast array of rules and regulations. Labor costs have a major impact on the results of every company. Our lawyers possess extensive experience in dealing with the full range of labour law matters thus enabling us to assist our clients in being as cost-efficient as possible. We have established a reputation as the leading practice within this important area.
As the leading firm in the labour and employment field we assist domestic and international corporate clients as well as the government and governmental agencies and organizations on the labour market. We offer legal advice and audits, and represent parties in all matters relating to Swedish labour law, such as:
• Conclusion and termination of employment agreements
• Negotiations and redundancies
• Mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and reorganizations
• Employment protection
• Protection of trade secrets, including loyalty, restrictive covenants and confidentiality
• Workplace environment and rehabilitation
• Collective bargaining agreements
• Employment policy instruments
• Pensions and incentive and bonus system
Our extensive experience in negotiating and drafting employment contracts, in particular key-manager contracts, guarantees best practice for our clients. Our lawyers plead before the Labour Court, courts of general jurisdiction and arbitral tribunals on a regular basis. We have argued cases before the European Court of Justice as well as the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The track record established and the extensive court experience throughout the years is a valuable asset upon which we build. Cederquist lawyers are often engaged to give lectures and to act as party-appointed arbitrators or chairmen of arbitral tribunals.
We are quoted as the leading firm within this practice area and ranked by Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?.
We are quoted as the leading firm within this practice area and ranked by Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and PLC Which lawyer?. Chambers Europe describes Cederquist as "Cederquist deserves strong recommendations, as it is extremely proficient in this area and will continue to be a really ambitious firm". Legal 500: ”Advokatfirman Cederquist’s employment practice is regarded as the market leader with a ten out of ten across the board from clients and peers alike”. The group was designated as ”Employment Law Firm of the Year in Sweden” at the Corporate INTL Global Awards 2010.