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Highly acclaimed boutique



As an independent, employment-focused boutique, IUNO is an attractive choice for pre-eminent international and national law firms seeking assistance in Denmark and the broader Nordics region.

Anders Etgen Reitz and Søren Hessellund Klausen co-lead the practice from Copenhagen. In 2022, Etgen Reitz was elected as the European Employment Law Alliance (EELA) member for Denmark.


The boutique is able to service its impressive client list across the full spectrum of employment law issues. Its lengthy list of leading clients seek advice on everything from day-to-day advice to more complex, and sensitive, one-off instructions.

The team is particularly specialist in cross-border mandates. For example, Hessellund Klausen led the advice to the Danish division of an international organisation on a severance package for a Ugandan national. The employee was working under a Danish expat contract as managing director of the organisation’s Tanzania branch.

The team also supports its clients through the management of whistleblower hotlines. The group set up such a service for all KMD employees, clients, vendors, and other stakeholders. IUNO provides an end-to-end service – from receipt of reports through to communication with both the whistleblower and client, and on to conducting any related investigations.

The team is also directly involved in collective negotiations and communication with employee representatives. This expertise was leveraged in its assistance to Tech Data following the rejection of a collective bargaining agreement after the takeover of another company.

The teams activity extends to data privacy and breaches, health and safety, support on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, and employee incentives and stock option plans. D&I and corporate responsibility are additional fields of expertise.


  • Macopharma Denmark
  • Swapfiets
  • Unisport Scandinavia
  • Boulebar Denmark
  • Randstad
  • McCann Denmark
  • Wood Wood

Experts based in...

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. 

Profile provided by IUNO

IUNO is an international law firm with a Nordic focus and offices in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

IUNO is one of the fastest growing specialised law firms in the region. With the newest technology and untraditional approach, IUNO provides highly specialised advice on the most crucial issues companies face in the Nordic region.

What sets IUNO apart

With its unconventional thinking, approachable style, and by always having the customer in focus, IUNO is a preferred and trusted advisor for many multinationals and companies operating across the Nordic region.

IUNO stands out from other law firms in several ways:

  • Innovative
  • Informal
  • Digital
  • Lean
  • Customer-centred

Your lawyer in the Nordics

IUNO offers a range of one-stop-shop HR legal services to companies in the Nordic region and beyond. With a pan-Nordic solution, companies get seamless coordination, direct access to the experts, a valuable Nordic overview and invaluable local knowledge.

IUNO has a large international network of leading lawyers from all over the world, and they advise on international matters daily. They know that we live in a global reality, so they take pride in helping businesses with anything from large international projects to day-to-day questions.


The professional standards are not up for discussion at IUNO. They believe in specialisation and do not engage in areas of practice that fall outside of their expertise.

IUNOs areas of expertise include

  • HR Legal
  • Litigation
  • Transport
  • Technology
  • Corporate
  • Aviation

IUNO can assist you and your business with all aspects of HR and HR Legal in the Nordics and abroad. Their expertise includes

  • Restructuring, outsourcing and transaction, integration
  • Employee mobility and business immigration
  • Data protection issues
  • Codes of conduct, anti-bribery, internal investigations, whistleblowing
  • General HR legal issues and employee disputes
  • Diversity, corporate governance and social responsibility matters
  • Working environment, health and safety organization, work injuries
  • Management and board issues
  • Agreements, trade union relations, employee representations, information and consultations
  • Salary, employee benefits, pension, bonus, incentive schemes


IUNO provides a number of services and products in addition to legal advice and support

  • Nordic HR and HR legal hotlines
  • HR outsourcing and HR Legal in-house counsels
  • Smart contracts
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • Training and workshops

On top of this, IUNO provides a number of free value-adding services to its clients.

  • Newsletters and alerts in local languages and English
  • Events and online events

In addition, IUNO offers IUNO+ memberships to its clients, which contains OnDemand eLearning, documents and articles, as well as a webapp HRwiki, which provides guides and laws to HR professionals and covers all the Nordic countries.



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