The Legal 500 distinguishes 22 Ius Laboris firms as Tier 1 in 2021 EMEA ranking

Central & Eastern Europe

Published on 14 April, The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranking aims to list the most preeminent law firms and lawyers in 80 jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This edition included 30 Ius Laboris firms in the practice area of Employment. Amongst them, 22 were ranked Tier 1. Last year, we had the same number of firms included in the ranking, but 19 firms were awarded as Tier 1. The increase of Tier 1 firms proves the constant effort of our firms to succeed year on year.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 also recognised 56 of our lawyers as leading professionals by including them in their four ranking categories dedicated for lawyers. We had 9 lawyers in the Hall of Fame, 26 as Leading Individuals, 9 in the Next Generation Partners category and 12 in the Rising Stars list. Earlier this year, The Legal 500 also included 10 Ius Laboris firms and 18 lawyers in their Asia Pacific 2021 ranking.


See a review of the results below:

– The Tier 1 firms:

Claeys & Engels in Belgium, Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic in Croatia, George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC in Cyprus, Randl Partners in the Czech Republic, Norrbom Vinding in Denmark, Dittmar & Indrenius in Finland, Capstan Avocats in France, Kliemt.HR Lawyers in Germany, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci in Italy, COBALT in Latvia, COBALT in Lithuania, CASTEGNARO in Luxembourg, Hjort in Norway, Raczkowski in Poland, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) in Romania, ALRUD in Russia, Karanovic & Partners in Serbia, NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS in Slovakia, Sagardoy Abogados in Spain, Vasil Kisil & Partners in Ukraine, Herzog Fox & Neeman in Israel and Al Tamimi & Company in the United Arab Emirates.


– Other ranked firms:

Schima Mayer Starlinger in Austria, COBALT in Estonia, KREMALIS Law Firm in Greece, CLV Partners in Hungary, Bronsgeest Deur Advocaten in the Netherlands, pbbr in Portugal, Elmzell in Sweden and Bener Law in Turkey.


– Lawyers in the Hall of Fame:

Georg Schima, Chris Engels, Yvonne Frederiksen, Jørgen Vinding, Burkard Göpfert, Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Franco Toffoletto, Bartłomiej Raczkowski and Inês Reis.


– Leading Individuals:

Nataša Randlová, Karina Paatsi, Seppo Havia, Suvi Knaapila, Petteri Uoti, Guillaume Bordier, Pascal Lagoutte, Jean-Michel Mir, Bruno Serizay, Michael Kliemt, Barbara Reinhard, Dimitrios Kremalis, Emanuela Nespoli, Guy Castegnaro, Alex Borch, Anne Marie Due, Claude Lenth, Irina Anyukhina, Dušan Nitschneider, Román Gil, Martín Godino, Jenny Hellberg, Oksana Voynarovska, Orly Gerbi, Gordon Barr and Samir Kantaria.


– Next Generation Partners:

Henrietta Hanyu, Toms Šulmanis, Christophe Domingos, Gabriela Dinu, Roxana Abrasu, Milena Jakšić Papac, Batuhan Şahmay, Valeriya Savchuk and Chagai Vered.


– Rising Stars:

Andrej Žmikić, Heili Haabu, Korina Paschaliori, Kristīne Patmalniece, Jovita Valatkaitė, Margarita Egiazarova, Olga Pimanova, Boris Radojčić, Milijana Tomić, Ana Goerlich, Oleksandr Melnyk and Dorit Rachamim.


Other regional rankings by The Legal 500 will be announced during the year. See the full list of our alliance and firms’ awards here.