Littler Expands to Denmark, Adds Partner Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, has further expanded its European presence with a move into Denmark. Bo Enevold Uhrenfeldt, who joined the firm as a partner, will lead the new office in Copenhagen, which will operate under the name, Littler | enevold. He joins Littler along with associate Christian Bonne Rasmussen and two legal trainees who will also be based in the Copenhagen office.
The addition marks the thirteenth European country Littler has expanded into and, along with an existing office in Oslo, Norway, builds out the firm’s footprint in Scandinavia. Littler’s global platform now consists of more than 1,700 attorneys practicing across 27 countries and over 100 offices.
“We continue to seek opportunities to enhance our global platform by bringing together the top labour and employment lawyers in key international markets,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “The addition of Bo, a well-known and highly sought-after labour and employment lawyer in Denmark, will boost our roster of European attorneys and allow us to plant our flag in the highly desirable Danish market.”
Enevold Uhrenfeldt, who prior to founding Littler | enevold was a partner with Skau Reipurth, has nearly 20 years of experience practicing employment and labour law. He advises employers on compliance with workplace health and safety laws and on labour relations matters, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements and labour clauses related to public procurement. Enevold Uhrenfeldt also counsels clients on the employment aspects of transfers of undertakings, outsourcing agreements, corporate reorganizations, and mass redundancies.
“With his deep and wide-ranging knowledge of Danish labour and employment law, and strong track record advising local businesses, multi-national companies and public institutions, Bo is the ideal leader to build our presence in Denmark,” said Stephan Swinkels, a Littler shareholder who helps lead the development and integration of the firm’s global practice. “Having operated in Norway for more than three years, we are excited to expand our services in the Nordic region and to assist clients doing business in Denmark, as well as to Danish companies with their global labour and employment needs.”
An experienced litigator, Enevold Uhrenfeldt defends clients before the civil courts and industrial arbitration tribunals in Denmark, as well as the Danish Labour Court and the Danish Board of Dismissals. He also advises companies on hiring foreign employees, including issues related to work permits and independent contractor classification. Enevold Uhrenfeldt is a qualified mediator with the Association of Danish Law Firms and is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a certified information privacy professional in Europe (CIPP/E).
“I look forward to bringing the caliber, breadth and sophistication of Littler’s approach to serving the global employer community to the country I call home,” Enevold Uhrenfeldt said. “This is an exciting new chapter for my practice, and I am honored to have the opportunity to continue Littler’s European growth trajectory by launching the firm’s Copenhagen office.”
“The Danish market has several unique characteristics that impact employers operating in the region, including its extensive government-provided services, high degree of union membership, and specific systems for resolving disputes,” said Peter Susser, Littler’s Global Practice Leader and chair of the firm’s International Employment Law practice. “Our clients will benefit greatly from Bo’s deep experience and knowledge of Danish laws, customs and workplace culture.”
Enevold Uhrenfeldt is recognized as a leading labour and employment lawyer in Denmark by Chambers Europe and Legal 500, and is a member of the Danish Association of Labour Law and the Association of Danish Employment Lawyers. In addition to his legal practice, he has taught contract law at the University of Copenhagen.