Anja Mengel

Germany, ALTENBURG

Antonio Pedrajas

Spain, Abdón Pedrajas & Molero

Dan Begbie-Clench

United Kingdom, Doyle Clayton Solicitors

Giulietta Bergamaschi

Italy, LEXELLENT

Hans Graf

Switzerland, Graf & Partner

Marc Vogel

The Netherlands, ARBOR Advocaten

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre

France, MGG Legal

Olivier Rijckaert

Belgium, SOTRA

Peter Doyle

United Kingdom, Doyle Clayton Solicitors

Reinout Prakke

The Netherlands, ARBOR Advocaten

Sébastien Le Cœur

France, MGG Legal

Sergio Barozzi

Italy, LEXELLENT

Sonia Cortes

Spain, Abdón Pedrajas & Molero

Stephan Altenburg

Germany, ALTENBURG

Anja Mengel

Anja Mengel is a Partner, and founder as well as head of the Berlin office, of  ALTENBURG Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht –  a German boutique law firm which is exclusively specialised in providing Labor and Employment Law counsel to national and international businesses.

Anja, who can represent clients in all German labor courts, has a wealth of experience providing counsel to both private and public entities on all aspects of German and European Employment and Labor law. For example, her practice regularly provides advice on dismissals, benefits and pensions, works councils, trade unions, collective bargaining, data protection, privacy, work visas and secondments, social security, compliance, whistleblowing, investigations, mergers & acquisitions, transfers of business, outsourcing, TUPE, and employment related litigation.

She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in the field of employment and labour law by leading independent international legal guides. In their words:

  • The “very focused and very pragmatic” Anja Mengel specialises in labour law from her base in Berlin. She is best known for representing senior executives and is noted for her many academic contributions, particularly in the area of compliance.”
    – Chambers Europe 2017 
  • We are very pleased,” says a client – and a competitor reports: “very profound and pragmatic”
                         – JUVE 2017
  • Satisfied clients report: “She goes very deep into detail, is very quick in compiling reports and is very informed in Labour Court proceedings. Moreover, she always makes clear business recommendations and has an excellent mode of expression.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2016
  • A competitor says Anja is “very knowledgeable”
                       – JUVE 2016
  • “Anja Mengel is best known for her advice to senior executives. She is an active and highly regarded figure in the German market.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2015
  • A competitor says Anja is a “first-class employment lawyer”
                         – JUVE 2015
  • Anja “is widely regarded as a highly active and experienced employment practitioner.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2014
  • Anja Mengel has “impressive expert know how, very diligent”, a competitor reports
                         – JUVE 2014
  • “Anja Mengel enjoys a strong reputation for employment-related compliance and employee data protection and is increasingly requested by clients …”
                         – JUVE 2013
  • “She’s a very fine lawyer, both technically and personally.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2013

Anja, who has also been recognized in the Expert Guides Women in Business Law Report and Who’s is Who, is regularly recognized as among the top 25 employment attorneys in Germany.

Specific skills:

  • Dismissals: Individual & Collective
  • Employment Litigation
  • Trade Union Negotiations
  • Transfers of Business
  • Transfers of People

Spoken languages:

  • German
  • English

Professional Memberships

  • Deutscher Juristentag e. V. (Board Member)
    – leading German lawyers’ association
  • Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (Member of the Employment Law Committee)
    – Federal German Bar Association
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein e. V. (Member of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance)
    – German Bar Association
  • Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung e. V. (Former Board Member)
    – German –American Lawyers’ Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association

Education:

  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg – Honorary Professor of Law 2017
  • Certified Attorney for Employment & Labor Law 2002
  • Columbia Law School, NY, USA – LL.M 1996
  • University of Cologne, Cologne – Ph.D 1996
  • University of Cologne. Cologne – J.D. 1994
  • University of Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France – French Law Diploma 1992

 

Contact details

ALTENBURG

Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht
Behrenstraße 18
10117 Berlin
Germany

T: +49 30 983 20 81 30
F: +49 30 983 20 81 50

E: a.mengel@altenburg.net
W: www.altenburg.net


Antonio Pedrajas

Antonio Pedrajas is the Managing Partner of Abdón Pedrajas & Molero – one of the largest Employment and Labor Law boutiques in Spain.

His practice focuses on providing Employment and Labor Law counsel to both national and multinational companies with operations in Spain. In particular, he has extensive experience advising on strategic restructuring plans, spin-offs and asset transfer deals, boardroom and senior management disputes, changes to working conditions, transfers of the workforce, collective agreements, employment due diligence and employment disputes. He can also represent clients in the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court in Spain.

Antonio, who is regularly recognized in leading international legal guides such as Best Lawyers, teaches employment law in various prestigious institutions such CEU University as well as speaking at specialised employment forums such as AULA LABORAL, AEDIPE or FORO DEPORTE.

Specific skills:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations
  • Transfers of Business
  • Transfers of People

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • Actualidad Laboral – Experts Board
  • ASNALA – Spanish National Association of Labour Lawyers (Board Member)
  • Best Lawyers International – Advisory Board
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Madrid Bar Association

Education:

  • Complutense University – PhD Labour & Social Security Law 2006
  • Centro de Estudios Garrigues – Labour Consultancy Masters 2000
  • San Pablo C.E.U. University – JD 1998

Contact details

Abdón Pedrajas & Molero

Jorge Juan 35
28001 Madrid
Spain

T: +34 91 590 39 94
F: +34 91 590 39 98

E: apq@abdonpedrajas.com
W: www.abdonpedrajas.com


Dan Begbie-Clench

Dan Begbie-Clench is a Partner at Doyle Clayton, a leading specialist firm of Employment and Business Immigration lawyers in the United Kingdom.

His practice focuses on advising multinationals and SMEs on a range of strategic Employment and Labor Law matters, including as part of corporate transactions. He is particularly noted for his counsel on redundancy processes, reorganisations, dismissals, TUPE transfers, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, in addition to High Court claims to enforce restrictions and prevent employees from using confidential information.

Before qualifying as a lawyer Dan studied at a French university and went on to work at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Specific skills:

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Human Resources Policies
  • Protecting Confidential Information
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings
  • Transfers of Business

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Professional memberships:

  • Employment Lawyers’ Association (UK)

Education:

  • University of Sheffield (UK) – J.D. 1999
  • Université de Nancy II (France) – J.D. 1998 French Law

Contact details

Doyle Clayton Solicitors

One Crown Court
Cheapside
London EC2V 6LR
United Kingdom

T: + 44 (0) 20 73 29 90 90
F: +44 (0) 20 73 29 50 50

E: dbegbie-clench@doyleclayton.co.uk
W: www.doyleclayton.co.uk


Giulietta Bergamaschi

Giulietta Bergamaschi is a Founding Partner of LEXELLENT – an award winning boutique Italian law firm specializing exclusively in Employment and Labor Law.

Her practice focuses on providing counsel to both to both domestic and multinational clients on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters such as diversity and discrimination in the workplace, trade union negotiations, labour litigation as well as human resource management strategy.

Giulietta is recognized both nationally and internationally for her work in the field of Italian Employment and Labour Law:

  • Giulietta Bergamaschi is referred to as a “good legal expert” and “fully aware of the needs of the organisation.” Her practice covers reorganisations, trade union negotiations and discrimination.
    –  Chambers Europe 2017
  • Clients say Giulietta Bergamaschi knows the world of business very well. She is an expert, reactive, available, practical, and meticulous,”
    – LegalCommunity | Labour Report 2016
  • Women in Business Law | Italy
    – Expert Guides 2016
  • Clients say Giulietta Bergamaschiis excellent, fast, and available. I am very satisfied”.
    – LegalCommunity | Labour Report 2015
  • Women in Business Law | Italy
    – Expert Guides 2015
  • Giulietta Bergamaschi has married an attention to discrimination in the workplace, with a commitment to gender balance policies – implementing flexible labour models to reconcile work with private life, and promoting an equal opportunities environment within the firm.”
    – TopLegal 2014 | Female Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Women in Business Law | Italy
    – Expert Guides 2014

Giulietta regularly publishes articles on a range of employment and labour law topic as well as speaking at professional conferences and seminars.

Specific skills:

  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Labour Litigation
  • Trade Union Negotiations
  • Strategic Workforce Management

Languages:

  • Italian
  • English

Professional memberships:

  • AGI – Italian Employment Lawyers Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Milan Bar Association

Education:

  • State University of Milan – J.D. 1995

Contact details

LEXELLENT

Via Borghetto 3
Milan 20122
Italy

T: +39 02 87 25 17 1
F: +39 02 87 25 17 40

E: giuliettabergamaschi@lexellent.it
W: www.lexellent.it


Hans Graf

Hans Graf is the Founding Partner and Managing Partner of Graf & Partner – a Swiss boutique law firm based in Zürich, which provides Employment and Labor Law counsel to national and international companies.

Hans has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of Employment and Labor Law matters such as employment contracts, directives, executive contracts, incentive and benefit schemes, individual and collective dismissals, restructurings and reorganisations, as well as representation in court proceedings.

Specific skills:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Individual & Collective Dismissals
  • Restructurings & Reorganizations

Languages:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Chicago Law School – LL.M 1991
  • University of Berne – PhD 1986
  • University of Berne – JD magna cum laude 1984

Contact details

Graf & Partner

Attorneys-at-Law
Seegartenstrasse 2
P.O. Box
CH-8022 Zürich
Switzerland

T: +41 44 221 17 17
F: +41 44 221 19 20

E: graf@grafundpartner.ch
W: www.grafundpartner.ch


Marc Vogel

Marc Vogel is a Founding Partner of ARBOR Advocaten – a boutique law firm exclusively specialised in Dutch Employment and Labor Law.

Marc provides counsel to national and international business with operations in The Netherlands on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters. In particular, he has a wealth of experience advising on employment-related litigation, trade union negotiations, partnership agreements and senior executive matters.

He often speaks and teaches courses in person and online through webinars providing insights to corporate human resource professionals and counsel on the latest changes to employment and labour regulations which may impact their business.  In addition, Marc is the creator of a website journal on Dutch employment law called The Office and he supports a number of entrepreneurs on strategic (legal) issues in their development of business internationally.

Specific skills:

  • Human Resource Policies
  • Transfer of Business
  • Transfers of People
  • European Works Councils
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations

Languages:

  • English
  • Dutch

Professional Memberships:

  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • VAAN – Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Vereniging Corporate Litigation
  • VVA – Employment Law Association

Education:

  • University of Amsterdam – J.D. 1987

Contact details

ARBOR Advocaten

Oranje Nassaulaan 53 - 2 hoog
1075 AK Amsterdam

Postbus 7912
1008 AC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

T: +31 020 30 52 04 2
F: +31 020 30 52 07 9

E: vogel@arboradvocaten.nl
W: www.arboradvocaten.nl


Marijke Granier-Guillemarre

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre is the Founding Partner and Managing Partner of MGG Legal – a French boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in Employment and Labor Law.

Marijke advises both national and multinational clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious Employment and Labor Law matters. Her practice is particularly well known for providing counsel on day-to-day employment matters (employment contracts, remuneration, pension plans, life insurance plans, termination) as well as collective employment matters – including working time, employee savings, and relations with staff representative bodies. In addition, Marijke also heads MGG Legal’s newly created German desk.

She is recognized internationally for her work in the field of French employment and labour law by leading international legal guides. In their words:

  • Marijke Granier-Guillemarre demonstrates a “real command of the international environment”
                         – Legal 500 Paris 2016
  • “Everybody agrees on her competence and ability to understand and analyse a problem and then propose a business-oriented solution.”
    “Her professional rigour, responsiveness and proximity to the business world have allowed us to successfully overcome the various legal hurdles that we had to cross.”
    “She is our legal business partner and is highly valued by our legal department.”
    “She thinks with the business in terms of solutions, rather than just throwing legal opinions at us as to what we cannot do”
                         – International Law Office – Client Choice Awards 2014

Marijke has also been recognized for her work by the Expert Guides Women in Business Law report as well as Best Lawyers.

She regularly publishes articles on employment law in addition to giving lectures for Montpellier University’s Employment Relations Practices Masters.

Specific skills:

  • Human Resource Policies
  • Transfers of People
  • Transfers of Business
  • Restructurings & Reorganisation

Spoken languages:

  • French
  • German
  • English

Professional Memberships:

  • AVOSIAL – French Employment Law Working Group
  • ANDRH – French HR Working Group
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Paris Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Montpellier/Paris II – Masters in Employment Law 1997
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne – LLM 1996
  • University of Cologne Germany – LLM 1994

Contact details

MGG Legal

63 bd Haussmann
75008 Paris
France

T: +33 1 83 64 56 42
F: +33 1 83 64 56 41

E: mgg@mgglegal.com
W: www.mgglegal.com


Olivier Rijckaert

Olivier Rijckaert is a Founding Partner of SOTRA – a Belgian boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in providing Employment and Labor Law counsel.

Olivier, who has over 20 years of experience advising national and international organizations including government agencies, provides legal advice on a wide range of Employment and Labor Law. In particular, his practice focuses on corporate reorganizations, dismissals and employee benefits – in addition to more ‘modern’ workplace issues such as Smart Working, discrimination, privacy, and intellectual property. Olivier has acted as a Deputy Judge at the Employment Tribunal of Namur – a role he served for over 8 years.

Olivier has been recognized as a Leader in his field by one of the top independent international legal guides. In their words:

  •  Sources highlight Olivier Rijckaert’s extensive knowledge: “His strength is his in-depth knowledge of company and business matters combined with honesty and accessibility. He is a good listener.“- Chambers Europe 2017
  • Olivier Rijckaert is highlighted by clients for his in-depth knowledge of different domains. He focuses on employment flexibility and privacy matters…
                         – Chambers Europe 2016

Specific skills:

  • Dismissals: Individual & Collective
  • Discrimination
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Trade Union Negotiations
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings

Languages:

  • French
  • English
  • Dutch

Professional Memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • AJPDS – Association des Juristes Praticiens du Droit Social

Education:

  • The Catholic University of Louvain – Masters with Honours 1995
  • Notre-Dame de la Paix University – J.D. with Honours 1992

Contact details

SOTRA

Avenue Louise, 65
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium

T: +32 028 99 50 50
F: + 32 027 06 50 45

E: olivier.rijckaert@sotra.be
W: www.sotra.be


Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle is a Founding Partner and the Senior Partner at Doyle Clayton, a leading specialist firm of Employment and Business Immigration Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

With over 25 years of experience, his practice focuses on advising both national and international businesses on executive terminations and disputes,  TUPE, reorganisations and restructurings, team moves, restrictive covenant disputes, arbitration and partnership disputes.

Peter is recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading employment lawyers by leading independent research guides. In their words:

  • He regularly provides expert advice on restrictive covenants, team moves and complex TUPE matters. One client comments: “He is a great litigator – he is someone I have a lot of confidence in.”
                         – Chambers UK 2017
  • “Clients also single out the ‘savvy’ Peter Doyle” who has substantial senior executive expertise”
                         – Legal 500 UK 2016
  • “Peter Doyle is highly valued by his clients for his experience, with sources noting that he ‘has seen it all, and is great with clients.’ He is lauded by sources for his skill in representing claimants in employment disputes.”
                         – Chambers UK 2015
  • “Peter Doyle is recommended for senior executive matters.”
                         – Legal 500 UK 2015
  • “Sources say Peter Doyle is “very commercial and astute with a natural flair for interpreting law.” He has wide-ranging expertise including advising individuals on terminations and business disputes and employers on TUPE.
                         – Chambers UK 2014
  • “Senior partner Peter Doyle is a good tactician.”
                         – Legal 500 2014
  • “Senior partner Peter Doyle is an established member of London’s employment law community, with experience of handling cases for both respondents and claimants. He has particular expertise in dealing with executive termination and restrictive covenant disputes”
                         – Chambers 2013
  • “Peter Doyle is ‘a good tactician, particularly in High Court litigation’, and ‘shrewd litigator’”
                         – Legal 500 2013

Peter has also been recognized as a leading employment and labour law lawyer by Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers in addition to Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers guide.

Specific skills:

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings
  • Senior Executives
  • Transfers of Businesses
  • Transfers of People

Spoken languages:

  • English

Professional memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • ELA – Employment Lawyers’ Association (UK)
  • Association of Partnership Practitioners
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education:

  • Oxford Brookes University – J.D. 1980

Contact details

Doyle Clayton Solicitors

One Crown Court
Cheapside
London EC2V 6LR
United Kingdom

T: + 44 (0) 20 73 29 90 90
F: +44 (0) 20 73 29 50 50

E: pdoyle@doyleclayton.co.uk
W: www.doyleclayton.co.uk


Reinout Prakke

Reinout Prakke is a Founding Partner of ARBOR Advocaten – a boutique law firm exclusively specialized in Dutch Employment and Labor Law.

Reinout has a wealth of experience providing counsel to both national and multinational organisation on a range of Employment and Labor Law matters which may impact their business. In particular, his practice in known for its work advising on reorganisation, also at the international level, as well as employment litigation, and negotiating collective labour agreements. He also acts as a deputy judge at the Den Haag district court

Specific skills:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Outsourcing
  • Reorganisations & Restructurings
  • Senior Executives

Languages:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Professional memberships:

  • Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association
  • Dutch Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • VAAN – Dutch Employment Lawyers Association

Education:

  • Alpen Adria Klagenfurt University – J.D. 1985
  • Amsterdam University – Masters 1991
  • Amsterdam University – PALA Degree 2001

Contact details

ARBOR Advocaten

Oranje Nassaulaan 53
1075 AK Amsterdam

Postbus 7912
1008 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T: +31 020 30 52 04 2
F: +31 020 30 52 07 9

E: prakke@arboradvocaten.nl
W: www.arboradvocaten.nl


Sébastien Le Cœur

Sébastien Le Cœur is a Partner of MGG Legal – a French boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in Employment and Labor Law.

He has extensive experience advising businesses and executives on a range of Employment and Labor Law operations at both the national and international levels. In particular, his practice focuses on transfers of businesses and people, redundancy plans, trade union negotiations, European Works Councils, health and safety in the workplace in addition to providing day-to-day strategic human resource advice.

Sebastien, who has lived and worked in Canada, France, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain, regularly provides in-house training to employers and works councils. He recently co-authored the publication “The works council in 200-employee companies”, published by Tissot Editions.

Specific Skills:

  • Reorganisations
  • Social plans
  • Works councils
  • Transfer of Business Across Borders
  • Transfer of People Across Borders

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • International Association of Labour Lawyers

Education:

  • McGill University – LLB, BCL, Law 2001
  • EADA – Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración – Postgraduate Degree 2014
  • University of Nantes – Masters, Labor & Employment Law 1998

Contact details

MGG Legal

63 bd Haussmann

75008 Paris

France

T: +33 1 84 17 45 66
F: +33 1 83 64 56 41

E: slc@mgglegal.com
W: www.mgglegal.com


Sergio Barozzi

Sergio Barozzi is a Founding Partner and the Managing Partner of LEXELLENT – an award winning boutique Italian law firm specializing exclusively in Employment and Labor Law.

His practice focuses on advising national and international organisations on a range of strategic workforce management matters including trade union negotiations, cross-border operations, individual and collective dismissals in addition to restructurings and reorganisations.

Sergio has been recognized by the leading international legal guides for his work in the field of Employment and Labor Law which say:

  • Sergio Barozzi moves up the employment rankings due to strong market feedback. Clients like him because “he is quick and always goes straight to the point,” whilst peers also mention that he is an “excellent lawyer.” Another source sums it up by saying that “working with him is a privilege because he’s great.”
                          – Chambers Europe 2017
  • Sources repeatedly commend Sergio Barozzi for being “business-oriented and practical” as well as ”effective and reliable.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2016
  • “Sergio Barozzi is ‘creative, reliable and client-focused’”.
                         – Legal 500 2016
  • Sergio Barozzi assists both domestic and international clients with reorganisations, company policies and trade union negotiations. Market sources consistently praise his vast experience in this area.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2015
  • Renowned practice head Sergio Barozzi ‘makes things happen”
                         – Legal 500 2015
  • He is effective, practical and quickly manages his clients’ needs”
                         – Chambers Europe 2014
  • “Excellent business acumen”
                         – Chambers Europe 2013
  • Understands industry needs and procedures”
                         – Legal 500 2013
  • Sergio Barozzi is defined as ‘brilliant’ in providing employment and labour law counsel and with litigation”
                         – TopLegal Labour Report 2013

In addition, Sergio Barozzi was presented with the Managing Partner of the Year 2012 award by LegalCommunity – one of the most important publications for the Italian legal sector – as well as being a Finalist for The Lawyers’ European Managing Partner of the Year award in 2016.

Sergio regularly publishes articles on a range of Italian employment and labour law topics – as well as speaking on the subject at professional conferences and seminars nationally and internationally.

Specific skills:

  • Cross Border HR Policies
  • Individual & Collective Dismissals
  • Labour Litigation
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations
  • Trade Unions Negotiations

Languages:

  • Italian
  • English

Professional memberships:

  • AGI – Italian Labour Lawyers Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association
  • Milan Bar Association

Education:

  • The State University of Milan – J.D. 1981

Contact details

LEXELLENT

Via Borghetto 3
Milan 20122

Italy

T: +39 02 87 25 17 1
F: +39 02 87 25 17 40

E: sergiobarozzi@lexellent.it
W: www.lexellent.it


Sonia Cortes

Sonia Cortés is the Head of the Barcelona office of Abdón Pedrajas & Molero – one of the largest Employment and Labor Law boutiques in Spain. She is also head of the firm’s international Employment and Labor Law department.

Her practice focuses on providing counsel to national and international businesses, with operations in Spain, on complex restructuring projects, collective redundancy plans, transfers of undertaking (mergers and spin-offs), drafting negotiation and termination of senior executives in addition to advising on a range of many other employment and labour law matters.

She is recognized for her work in the field of Spanish Employment and Labour Law by leading international legal guides which say:

  • “Sonia Cortés advises on restructurings, redundancy plans and transfers of undertakings. Interviewees say that she is “responsive, clear and easy to work with.” She is a key contact for the firm’s international client base and has additional experience in executive terminations.
                         – Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Sonia Cortés is known for workforce restructuring and is recommended for her language abilities, contacts and international work.” Sources praise her friendly nature and availability, saying that “she gives really good explanations.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2016
  • “She provides clear and pragmatic advice, and is calm and pleasant to deal with.”
                         – Chambers Europe 2015
  • “Sonia Cortés maintains a good reputation in the market.
    Peers highlight her international outlook and technical proficiency as key strengths”.
                         – Chambers Europe 2014
  • “Sonia Cortés has a wealth of experience in the market”.
                         – Chambers Europe 2013

In addition, Sonia is regularly recognized as a leader in her field by independent international legal guides such as Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Expert Guides.

She is a lecturer at the ESADE International Business Law School for their Employment Law and International Business Law Masters courses.

Specific skills:

  • Senior executive agreements
  • Social aspects of corporate transactions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations
  • Transfers of Business Across Borders
  • Transfers of People Across Borders

Spoken languages:

  • English
  • French

Professional memberships:

  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association
  • UIA – Union International d’Avocats (Vice-President)

Education:

  • Evade Executive School – Postgraduate Degree in Employment Law 2011
  • Escuela Internacional de Negocios de Madrid – MBA 1997
  • University of Barcelona – J.D. 1988
  • College of Europe, Belgium – Certificate in European Law Year?
  • Certificate in English Law, City of London Polytechnic University – 1987

Contact details

Abdón Pedrajas & Molero

Avda. Pau Casals, 7, Entresuelo - 2ª
08021 Barcelona
Spain

T: +34 93 20 92 96 7
F: +34 93 20 91 94 3

E: sc@abdonpedrajas.com
W: www.abdonpedrajas.com


Stephan Altenburg

Stephan Altenburg is a Founding Partner of ALTENBURG Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht – a German boutique law firm which is exclusively specialized in providing Labor and Employment Law counsel to national and international businesses.

Stephan is particularly noted at the national and international levels for his work advising clients on all Human Resource aspects of corporate transactions and in particular with Employment Agreements, Collective Agreements, Rights of Establishment, Restucturings and Reorganisations.

He is recognized by some of the leading international legal guides who have quoted competitors stating that Stephan Altenburg is “professional, a real team player” (JUVE 2016) and “competent, committed, vast know-how” (JUVE 2015). Stephan has also been recognized by Legal 500 for Employment and Labor Law counsel provided on important transactions in Germany.

Stephan often speaks on a range of German employment and labour law topics at professional conferences and seminars.

Specific skills:

  • Compliance
  • HR Aspects of Corporate Transactions
  • Labour Litigation
  • Restructurings & Reorganisations
  • Transfer of Business Across Borders

Languages:

  • German
  • English

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the German Labor Court Association
    (Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband)
  • The employment-law working group in the German Bar Association
    (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
  • The Association of German Jurists
    (Deutscher Juristentag)
  • The German Media Law Association
    (Deutscher Medienrechtstag)

Education:

  • OLG Munich – Masters 1997
  • University of Munich Ludwig-Maximilians J.D. 1994

Contact details

ALTENBURG

Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht

Unterer Anger 3
80331 Munich

T: +49 89 540 42 52 20
F: +49 89 540 42 52 52

E: s.altenburg@altenburg.net
W: www.altenburg.net