Chambers Europe 2022 ranks ELLINT members amongst leading Employment & Labor Law Firms and Lawyers

ELLINT’s members are again ranked as leading Employment & Labor Law Firms & Lawyers by Chambers Europe 2022, the independent international guide to lawyers and law firms around the world. In their words:


Olivier Rijckaert of ELLINT’s member firm Sotra is ranked in Band 4 for labor lawyers in Belgium.

Chambers Europe states that Olivier Rijckaert of Sotra often represents employers in negotiations with unions. He also has experience advising on return to work programmes and employee benefits matters. He further assists with restructuring mandates and the transfer of employees to branches in other countries. A client appreciates his pragmatic, clear and direct advice.


Mette Klingsten of Copenhagen-based employment law boutique Mette Klingsten Law Firm is ranked in Band 3 of the leading labor lawyers in Denmark.

Chambers states that “she handles a range of employment mandates, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters.”


McInnes Dunne Murphy, based in Dublin, is ranked in Band 1 for mainly plaintiff work in Ireland by Chambers Europe.

What the team is known for

McInnes Dunne Murphy is a boutique employment law firm which stands out as a leading team for plaintiff cases. The law firm represents executives and other employees in all employment courts and tribunals.

Notable practitioners

John Dunne is ranked in Band 2 for practitioners in Ireland by Chambers Europe. He is seen as a key figure in the employment field, with sources noting his experience in mediation. In addition to his handling of individuals’ disputes, Dunne advises on M&A-related employment matters and redundancies.

Peter McInnes, ranked in Band 1, remains a prominent presence in the employment market, having extensive experience in litigation. He is well known for his advice to senior executives on unfair dismissal and discrimination cases. A source remarks: “He is a really good and respected lawyer.”


Lexellent is ranked in Band 5 for labor law advice in Italy by Chambers Europe.

What the team is known for

LEXELLENT assists clients with a variety of employment issues, including health and safety, trade union negotiations and collective and individual dismissals. The team also advises on employment-related litigation, whilst its non-contentious practice often acts in relation to M&A transactions. The law firm represents national and multinational clients belonging to a range of industry sectors, with notable activity on behalf of those present in the life sciences industry.

Notable practitioners

Giulietta Bergamaschi provides assistance to clients with restructuring and reorganisation procedures, alongside advising on executive dismissals and health and safety matters. She additionally deals with trade union negotiations. One source says: “She is a smart lawyer, and I admire her strength in leading the firm.”


Adam & Bleser is ranked in Band 3 for labor law advice in Luxembourg by Chambers Europe.

What the team is known for

Adam & Bleser is a reputable law firm frequently instructed in employment litigation mandates for a diverse range of clients, including public sector clients and companies from the financial services industry. The law firm is noted for representing employees in contentious labour law cases, including terminations, and has particular experience acting for senior executives. It also has experience advising on contractual matters.

Notable practitioners

Ranked in Band 1, the market-leading Romain Adam is well versed in termination disputes and is particularly noted for his work representing employees in contentious matters.


Patrycja Zawirska, of Zawirska Ruszczyk Gąsior advises corporate clients on a broad range of employment matters. Chambers Europe states that She has in-depth knowledge of the legislation and legal matters and is always finding the best solutions,” remarks one impressed client.


ELLINT’s UK member firm, Doyle Clayton, was highly ranked in the Chambers UK 2022 guide published late in 2021. Read more details about the firm and lawyers’ rankings in our post here.