Mariann is considered an icon in her field and the renowned ranking directory Chambers & Partners has named her an “Eminent Practitioner” as the only employment lawyer in Denmark. Mariann has further been described as the ”queen of employment law” and a “world-class practitioner”. Similarly, for several years Mariann was ranked as one of the world’s ”Most Highly Regarded Individuals” within labour and employment law by Who’s Who Legal.
On a national level, Mariann has played a significant role in the Danish Labour Court, and she is the lawyer behind the case in which a trade organisation was ordered to pay the largest penalty ever imposed by the Danish courts. And so far, she is the lawyer who has represented private and public clients in the highest number of labour law cases in the Danish Supreme Court. This includes representing the Municipality of Copenhagen in the Max Blicher Hansen cases, Dansk Supermarked in the so-called ”headscarf case”, the Danish Football Association (DBU) in a case concerning the relation between Danish labour law and international football law as well as Danske Bank, Nordea, Coop Danmark, SAS, etc. in a number of precedent-setting cases.
In an international context, Mariann was co-founder of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and was previously Co-Chair of the Employment and Industrial Relations Committee under the IBA (International Bar Association).
Mariann further helped establish Ius Laboris, which is a global alliance of leading employment and labour law firms with more than 1,300 lawyers worldwide.
Under Mariann’s management, our firm’s staff has increased by around 400% and turnover by around 700%, which is quite an accomplishment, and Norrbom Vinding has thereby moved from being a small to a large law firm as defined by the Association of Danish Law Firms, which is the business association for Danish law firms.
Our firm is and will always be inspired by Mariann’s extraordinary spirit. From the very beginning, she has continuously focused on values, caring and respect for each other, working environment and, not least, providing excellent quality advice.
Mariann has made Norrbom Vinding the largest employment practice in Scandinavia and the market leader in Denmark – and through our partners and dedicated staff our firm is well positioned for the future.