Chambers Europe 2024 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 2024, 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 5 for labor lawyers in Belgium.Olivier Rijckaert often represents employers in negotiations with unions. He also has experience advising on contract drafting and negotiation. He further assists with restructuring mandates and the transfer of employees to branches in other countries.


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 regularly advises companies on M&A-related employment matters, including assistance with executive contracts and terminations. A client comments that “Mette Klingsten provides very good service”.


Our French member firm MGG Legal enters the rankings in Band 5 following high praises of its clients.

What the team is known for

MGG Legal is an employment specialist firm advising French and international clients. The team notably handles the implementation of employment protection plans, as well as employee transfers and redundancies following corporate transactions. The team also regularly represents employers in individual and collective litigation.


“In addition to possessing technical skills, MGG Legal provide valuable advice on possible alternatives.”

“The team has strong expertise and experience, as well as a very good knowledge of the industry.

“I absolutely recommend MGG Legal; its partners are great to have by your side.”

“It is a solid and stable team of talented senior and junior lawyers who are able to work fast and deliver reliable advice.”

Work highlights

MGG Legal advised MisterFly on two mass redundancy plans following the restructuring of the company.

Notable practitioners

Marijke Granier-Guillemarre and Loïc Héron are key contacts at the firm.


Our German member firm Altenburg also enters the rankings and joins its peers in Band 5.

What the team is known for

ALTENBURG specialises in providing legal counsel and representation on various labour law mandates. It regularly offers employment law advice on matters concerning mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and mass dismissals, collective labour law and corporate co-determination. The lawyers adeptly handle both domestic and cross-border employment issues, serving clients across the technology, entertainment, energy, manufacturing, media and real estate sectors.


“They are future-oriented, with a view to the big picture.”

“They always respond immediately or within a very short period of time.”

Work highlights

ALTENBURG advised Miles Mobility on the employment aspects of its acquisition of WeShare, a subsidiary of Volkswagen.Notable practitioners

A key contact is Munich-based Stephan Altenburg and Hamburg-based Axel Schmädicke.


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, ranked in Band 1, is seen as a key figure in the employment field, with sources noting his experience in plaintiff-side mediation and disputes.

Peter McInnes, ranked in Band 1, remains a prominent presence in the employment market, having extensive experience in plaintiff-side litigation. He is well known for his advice to senior executives on unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Peter Murphy, Band 2, has a broad practice covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is particularly noted for his work in plaintiff-side matters.

Ciaran Ahern, ranked in the Up and Coming category, garners strong recommendations from the market. He is noted for his expertise in handling employment-related litigation proceedings, particularly on the side of the plaintiff.


Lexellent maintains an honourable ranking in Band 5.

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, such as contested dismissal matters relating to senior executives, while its non-contentious practice often acts in relation to M&A and regulatory matters. The law firm represents national and multinational clients belonging to a range of industry sectors.

Work highlights

Lexellent advised the Milan Committee of the International Red Cross on disputes relating to overtime pay differentials for agency workers.


“Lexellent’s lawyers understand business and related issues. They can handle thorny issues and are prompt in their responses, they find innovative and effective solutions and talk to clients in a language that is accessible even to non-experts.”

“Lexellent are precise, clear and proactive in proposing possible scenarios and solutions with related risk/benefit analyses.”

Notable practitioners

Giulietta Bergamaschi 

Giulietta Bergamaschi, ranked in Band 4, 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.

A client quotes: “Giulietta Bergamaschi is an excellent lawyer, with excellent interpersonal sensitivity.”


Adam & Bleser maintains a very honourable ranking 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. 

Clients praise the firm: Adam & Bleser have a very good ability to handle complex matters.“; “Adam & Bleser listen carefully to the customer and give good advice.”

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 advises corporate clients on a broad range of employment matters including immigration, remote working and terminations. She also represents clients in disputes around workplace accidents.


“Patrycja Zawirska has breadth and depth of expertise across the practice area and is an expert at delivering timely and excellent legal advice.”

“Patrycja was very much able to provide desired service to both Poland-based clients and others abroad.”

“Patrycja gives the company a sense of security. Her legal opinions are reliable and are the result of many years of experience in the field of labour law.”


ELLINT’s UK member firm, Doyle Clayton, was highly ranked in the Chambers UK 2024 guide published late in 2023. Read more details about the firm and lawyers’ rankings in our post here.