20. Dec 2016

Mariann Norrbom announces her retirement

Mariann Norrbom, who established Norrbom Vinding in 1998, retires as of 1 January 2017 following a 35-‎year career as a lawyer.

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.

The above article is intended for general information only and does not constitute legal advice.