Tina Reissmann


"I assist the client in arriving at an amicable settlement. A good settlement is when both parties can live with the result in a decent and dignified manner."

Advice is best when …

I assist the client in arriving at an amicable settlement. A good settlement is - at the risk of sounding trivial - when both parties can live with the result in a decent and dignified manner. That is when I have involved both the business-related, financial and tactical, but also, especially, the human considerations. In this respect, I am not only thinking about the considerations for the dismissed employee. There can be just as great human considerations to be taken by the senior management, the mid-level management or the individual manager who is about to carry out a difficult decision if it involves a dismissal. A wise colleague once told me that "it is all a question of emotions", and this is actually correct. At least most of the time. In any circumstances, my experience has taught me that you can come a long way by maintaining human respect and understanding for all the parties of the case. The fact that it is obviously also a pleasure to reach a good settlement in the classic sense does not exclude the former.

I have brought cases before the court for almost 30 years. I will do it if it is necessary. However, in principle, I specifically target the good agreements. Of course, I always do this in respect of the right solution in both the legal and business-related sense.

The close cooperation with the client is vital to create the best results. My assistance is largely based on understanding the person with whom I am face-to-face and the situation that my client is in. The client is in my thoughts - also when the active assistance does not take place. I offer proactive assistance, which helps the client exactly when it is needed - and which ensures that nothing is overlooked.

Employment and labour law in Denmark differs significantly from other countries. Based on my long-standing international collaboration with leading foreign specialists within employment and labour law as well as my long-standing assistance to international conglomerates in the area, I create a solid understanding of the Danish culture and the Danish rules in an international environment.


I work with …

Danish and international companies about all aspects of employment and labour law, including especially restructurings and collective redundancies as well as employment and dismissal of managing directors and other executive employees. I have done so for more than 20 years.

Due to my long-standing and close international contacts with leading foreign specialists within employment and labour law, I have vast experience in advising international conglomerates in connection with establishing, restructuring and closing down Danish activities. 


Areas of expertise:

  • Restructurings and collective redundancies
  • Employment and dismissal of managing directors and other executive employees
  • International collaboration on general employment law issues as well as establishment, restructuring and closing down of Danish activities
  • Discrimination and equal treatment
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Incentive Schemes


English and

the Scandinavian languages



Master of laws,

University of Copenhagen 


Admitted to the bar 1990


Admitted to appear before  the Supreme Court




  • Has had a right to appear before the Danish Supreme Court for more than 20 years with a number of leading cases
  • Extensive litigation experience
  • Acts as an arbitrator and is a substitute member of the Danish Labour Court, appointed by the Danish Minister for Employment.
  • Gives lectures on employment law issues at seminars and conferences in Denmark and abroad


Tina Reissmann has through numerous years been listed as a leading individual ( Band 1) as regards Employment in Chambers Europe, Legal 500 ("Hall of Fame" after 7 years in Band 1), Who’s Who Legal and listed as an expert with Women in Business Law and the Best Lawyers in Denmark.

Tina Reissmann is a highly experienced and versatile employment lawyer with strong expertise in labour disputes, including relationships with executives and collective dismissals. "She is an experienced litigator," a source says, while another describes her as "extremely pragmatic. " (Chambers 2018).

One of the best employment lawyers, Tina Reissmann, who joined Labora Legal in December 2016, assisted McDonald, Denmark with the employment aspect of the set-up of a new franchise structure (Legal 500 2018).

Tina advises on all aspects of labour and employment law, including collective dismissals and hiring and dismissals of managers. (Chambers Europe 2016).

Tina Reissmann is a "thought leader" in the field and "meticulous" in her work (Who’s Who Legal 2018).


Plesner Law Firm, Attorney-at-Law, Partner