Our Employment team is one of the most experienced in Sweden. Labour and employment law relates to one of the companies’ most important assets; the employees. Advice on labour and employment law is often critical to a business. At the same time, these can entail difficult legal assessments. We have extensive experience of employment law dispute resolution from courts, organisations on the labour market and law firm. We deliver efficient, accurate, prompt and personal legal advice in the specific settings that characterise the Swedish labour market. Several of our team members are frequently engaged as lecturers by universities, private educational institutions and clients. As a law firm, KANTER is both a complement and an alternative to the employers’ organisations on the Swedish labour market.
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Commercial Contracts
- Energy and Commodities
- Fund Formation
- M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Real Estate
Labour and employment law is generally a matter of national legislation. More and more, our clients require employment law support in several legal jurisdictions. Through our extensive network of established law firms abroad, especially in Europe, we can provide our clients with advice regarding business operations in other countries as well as manage cross-border assignments.
Employment, Dispute Resolution – Erik Danhard specializes in employment and labour law, where he provides traditional and strategic advice on business acquisitions, outsourcing, redundancies, work environment investigations, trade secrets, integrity issues, management issues and questions related to Collective Bargaining Agreements. A large part of Erik’s business consists of dispute resolution and he frequently acts as counsel, mediator and arbitrator in disputes. Erik also has extensive experience in dispute resolution and litigation in other areas of law. Erik is frequently engaged as a lecturer at universities, at private educational organizers and clients.
2010 – 2019
2008 – 2010
Nilsson & Co
2003 – 2007
1988 – 2002
LO-TCO Rättsskydd AB
1987 – 1988
Svea Court of appeal
1985 – 1987
Sollentuna District Court
Uppsala University, LL.M.
Erik Danhard is ranked in Employment by Chambers (band 1) and by Legal 500 as Hall of fame. “According to sources, department head Erik Danhard is an “exceptionally strong” employment litigator. Clients label him “a star” for his intelligence and strategic advice.” (Chambers Europe). Erik has 2009 received von Materns premium by the Faculty of Law at Uppsala university and and a price from Norstedts Juridik as Lecturer of the year.
Erik Danhard has published several books (inter alia KonkursArbetsrätt, sjätte upplagan 2018, 588 sidor; (eng. Employment Law in Bankruptcy, 6:th edition 2018, 588 pages) as well as several articles within the field of Labour & Employment law, which have been published in leading Swedish law reviews. The following are articles in Swedish Law Magazines and other legal publications:
- Lönegaranti och utdelning vid konkurs – dissonans i lagtext och kontext med anledning av EU-rättslig direkt effekt, Juridisk Tidskrift 2011/12 Nr 3
- Förmånsrätt för lön, Juridisk Tidskrift 2007/08 nr 3
- Saklig grund för anställning, Ny Juridik 2:01
- Turordningsreglernas kärna – om tillräckliga kvalifikationer, Ny Juridik 2:03 (även som särtryck)
- Arbetsskyldighetens gränser, Ny Juridik 2:04 (även som särtryck)
- Skiljande från tjänsten – de personliga skälen, Ny Juridik 3:07 (även som särtryck)
- Juridiken kring rekrytering, Ny Juridik 3:08 (även som särtryck)
- Kollektivavtalet – ett löneregleringsinstrument med fyra dimensioner, Festskrift till Hans Stark, 2001
- Tid för arbete – en betraktelse över en kontraktuell fråga, Vänbok till Ronnie Eklund
- Articles for the Swedish legal news company Blendow Lexnova four times a year on employment and labour law matters
Caroline von Heidenstam
Corporate/Intellectual Property – Caroline von Heidenstam specializes in intellectual property, IT and media. Her work also includes commercial agreements and employment law. Caroline has more than 10 years’ experience of working with the above issues and continuously represents international and national companies operating in IPR intensive businesses such as IP companies, publishing houses, production companies and Life Science companies. Her work includes i.a. drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, counseling regarding IPR and employment law, IPR related disputes and the acquisition and sale of companies with large intellectual property values.
2003 – 2009
2002 – 2003
Stockholm District Court
Stockholm University LL.M.