Henriette Stakemann

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Henriette Stakemann is a partner and Co-Head of both our Employment and Labour Law team and our Operational Compliance team.

Henriette specialises in the corporate aspects of employment law, where she has a deep insight into the transactional and corporate aspects related to the top management, including extensive experience within contract matters and remuneration schemes in the financial sector. 

She has vast experience in advising on the structuring, drafting and implementation of cash- and share-based incentive programmes in both listed and private companies, both in Denmark and globally. Due to her extensive experience in Corporate M&A, and her experience from advising private equity funds, Henriette has particular expertise in the employment law aspects of transactions in connection with acquisitions, sales, IPOs and restructurings.

Further, Henriette advises both Danish and international undertakings with the structuring and implementation of compliance programmes in a wide range of fields as well as with internal investigations with a particular focus on employment law aspects. Moreover, Henriette advises professional partnerships on organisational and structural matters as well as on partnership matters.

Henriette has a large international network and collaborates regularly with foreign colleagues on international projects relating to transactions and incentive programmes across borders. 

Highlights

  • TDC - advice on employment law in connection with the acquisition of TDC A/S by PFA, PKA, ATP and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
  • Netcompany - IPO of Netcompany - assistance and implementation of a cross-border incentive structure
  • General Atlantic LLC - advice on employment law in connection with the company's investment in Joe & The Juice, including assistance with regard to incentive programmes
  • Axel Springer AG (and the subsidiary @Leisure Holding B.V.) - advice on employment law in connection with the company's acquisition of shares in Land & Leisure, including assistance with regard to matters concerning executives and the drafting of an incentive programme
  • Færch Plast - advice on incentive programmes in connection with EQT's acquisition of Færch Plast and the subsequent sale of Færch Plast to Advent International
  • Ørsted A/S - drafting and implementation of a global employee share programme for +3000 employees
  • EY - advice in connection with the merger with KPMG in Denmark
  • Gilead Sciences Inc. - advice on restructuring in Denmark in connection with the acquisition of EpiTherapeutics
  • Marlin Equity Partners - advice on employment law and cross-border incentive programmes in connection with the acquisition of Bluegarden (2015) and the subsequent sale (2017)
  • Telenor - advice on employee matters in connection with a merger (now abandoned) between Telenor's and Telia's Danish companies

Ratings

  • Henriette Stakemann is listed as a thought leader with respect to Labour & Employment and a recommended expert with respect to Pension & Benefits (2020) 

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommended as regards Employment by Legal 500 (2020)

  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as a leading individual as regards Employment. Henriette Stakemann handles M&A-related employment matters, employment restructurings and labour law disputes. Clients say:  "She is brilliant. She understands her client's needs when giving advice and is very good at putting it into context, responding quickly and being proactive." Others stress that she is "pleasant to work with and has a unique understanding of the commercial aspects of cases." (2020)

  • Henriette Stakemann is winner of the Client Choice Award in the Employment & Labour category for Denmark. (2020)
  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as a leading individual as regards Employment. Clients say that Henriette Stakemann is "straightforward, effective and accessible." "She has a sense of what matters and what does not," says another interviewee, adding: "She looks for a compromise." Henriette Stakemann advises on a wide range of employment law issues, including transfers of employees through outsourcing agreements or reorganisations. She also assists with collective dismissals linked to divestments. (2019)

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommended as regards Employment. "Group co-head Henriette Stakemann is an expert in cross-border transactions and incentive programmes" (2019)

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommented as regards Labour & Employment (Thought Leader) and Pensions & Benefits (Global Leader) (2019)

  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as a leading individual as regards Employment. Head of department Henriette Stakemann is a well-known specialist advising clients on employment matters connected with M&A transactions as well as incentive programs. Sources note her pragmatic approach. (2018)

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommended as regards Employment. Under the joint leadership of "very skilled" Henriette Stakemann and "sharp and pragmatic" Lise Høy Falsner, Plesner handles the employment aspects of transactions, as well as incentive schemes, collective redundancies and terminations. (2018) 

  • Henriette Stakemann is listed as an expert with respect to Labour, Employment & Benefits. (2017)

  • Stakemann is listed as a leading individual as regards Employment. Head of department Henriette Stakemann has a background in M&A and frequently assists with employment aspects of corporate transactions. She also offers advice on executive incentives such as equity compensation plans, share option schemes and bonuses. Clients say she is "extremely commercial" and offers "very strong support in transactions". (2017)

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommended as regards Employment. (2017)

  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as leading individual as regards employment. Henriette focuses mainly on employment conditions for managers and executives in listed and unlisted companies. (2016)

  • Henriette Stakemann is recommended as regards Employment. Henriette Stakemann is "hardworking". (2016)

  • Henriette Stakemann is listed as an expert with respect to Labour, Employment & Benefits - Labour & Employment. (2016)
  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as a leading individual as regards Employment. Henriette Stakemann has particular experience in incentive schemes and M/A-related employment issues, especially in the financial sector. Clients say she does "most of the ground work behind the scenes; she's really skilled'. (2015)
  • Henriette Stakemann is ranked as a leading individual as regards Employment. Henriette Stakemann's employment practice focuses on executive and management labour issues. She combines this with her corporate/M&A and public sector expertise. (2014)
  • Henriette Stakemann has a strong background in corporate/M&A. She is praised for her handling of complex employment matters and for being "always accessible, quick and responsive". (2013)
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