Ius Laboris: 31 firms and 84 lawyers ranked in ‘Chambers Europe and UK 2021 Guide’

Central & Eastern Europe

Chambers and Partners has recently announced the results of its Europe 2021 Guide, a ranking that establishes leading firms and lawyers across 52 jurisdictions in Europe. 30 Ius Laboris firms were ranked this year and 20 of them were identified as Band 1 firms in their Employment Law practice. In addition, our UK firm Lewis Silkin also made it to the Chambers UK 2021 Guide, with the offices in London and Oxford offices rated as Band 1 and Cardiff as Band 2. Last year, in the Europe 2021 Guide, 17 of our member firms appeared in the top position in the same category.

Moreover, 84 Ius Laboris lawyers were recognised in this year’s both guides and 18 of them were ranked Tier 1. In February, Chambers and Partners ranked Ius Laboris as Band 1 in the category ‘Employment: The Elite’. Beyond its results as an alliance, 4 Ius Laboris firms and 6 lawyers were also ranked for their Employment practice in this global edition.


Here is a summary of the results of the Chambers Europe and UK 2021 Guide regarding the Employment practice:

– The Band 1 firms:

Schima Mayer Starlinger in Austria, Claeys & Engels in Belgium, Norrbom Vinding in Denmark, Capstan Avocats in France, Kliemt.HR Lawyers in Germany, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci in Italy, CASTEGNARO in Luxembourg, Hjort in Norway, Sagardoy Abogados in Spain, Blesi & Papa in Switzerland, Boyanov & Co in Bulgaria, Randl Partners in Czech Republic, COBALT in Estonia, COBALT in Latvia, Raczkowski in Poland, Karanovic & Partners in Serbia, NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS in Slovakia, Selih & Partners in Slovenia, Vasil Kisil & Partners in Ukraine, Lewis Silkin office in London and Lewis Silkin office in Oxford.


– Other firms ranked in the Chambers Europe 2021 Guide:

Kremalis Law Firm in Greece, Lewis Silkin in Ireland, Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten in the Netherlands, pbbr in Portugal, Elmzell in Sweden, CLV Partners in Hungary, COBALT in Lithuania, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) in Romania, ALRUD in Russia, Bener Law Office in Turkey and Lewis Silkin office in Cardiff.


– The Band 1 lawyers:

Georg Schima, Chris Engels, Bart Adriaens, Seppo Havia, Jean Michel Mir, Burkard Gopfert, Michael Kliemt, Aldo Bottini, Román Gil, Alfred Blesi, Karina Paatsi, Bartłomiej Raczkowski, Milena Jakšić Papac, Dušan Nitschneider, Oksana Voynarovska, Toni Lorenzo and Nicholas Hadaway.


– Other ranked lawyers:

Sophie Maes, Bart Vanschoebeke, Christian K Clasen, Yvonne Frederiksen, Suvi Knaapila, Bruno Serizay, Pascal Lagoutte, Guillaume Bordier, Barbara Reinhard, Oliver Vollstadt, Dimitrios Kremalis, Emanuela Nespoli, Siobbra Rush, Linda Hynes, Ariane Claverie, Anne Marie Due, Alex Borch, Christopher Hansteen, Claude Lenth, Einar Engh, Jens Kristian Johansen, Inês Reis, David Isaac Tobia, Ivan Gayarre, Jose Manuel Martin, Jose Luis Fraile, Jenny Hellberg, Roberta Papa, Thomas Pietruszat, René Hirsiger, Violeta Kirova, Toms Šulmanis, Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė, Iwona Jaroszewska-Ignatowska, Katarzyna Dobkowska, Irina Anyukhina, Darja Miklavčič, Valeriya Savchuk, Onur Kordel, Russell Brimelow, Andrew Osborne, Lucy Lewis, Richard Moore, Colin Leckey, Jonathan Carr, Sean Dempsey, Michael Anderson and Karen Baxter.


– Eminent Practitioners:

Jorgen Vinding, Guy Castegnaro, Iñigo Sagardoy, Michael Burd and Richard Miskella.


– Senior Statespeople:

Else Bugge, Lars Hartzell and James Davies.


– Star Individuals:

Petteri Uoti, Franco Toffoletto, Martin Godino and Nataša Randlová.


– Up and coming:

Radoslav Alexandrov, David Hopper and Alexander Milner-Smith.


– Associates to watch:

Inês Oom de Sacadura, Ivo Maskalāns, Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar.


Other regional rankings by Chambers and Partners will be announced during the year. See the full list of our alliance and firms’ awards here.