Marianne Lage

Partner

Horten

Dir: +45 33344270

Mob: +45 52344270

Secretary: Lene Dangaard


Marianne Lage advises Danish and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations on all aspects of employment and labour law, both the relationship between the company and the individual employee and issues relating to collective agreements.

Marianne is specialised in advising on collective labour law, negotiation on drafting and renewal of collective agreements. In this connection, she has wide experience from her long-standing employment with the largest employer's organisation in Denmark. This has also given her comprehensive experience negotiating with employee representatives on all issues relating to employment law, including pay negotiations, dismissal of protected employee representatives and interpretation of collective agreements.

Marianne is mentioned in the following international legal directories:

Clients say: "The most positive aspect was Marianne's ability to analyse the situation, understand the parties and their motives and ultimately solve conflicts with wise suggestions and solutions." 

Chambers Europe, 2017

Marianne Lage is "dedicated, considers the company's perspective and searches for workable solutions," say clients.

Chambers

Clients consider Marianne Lage to be ‘the best for collective agreements’.

Legal 500

CV

Career

Partner, Horten, 2014
Attorney, Horten, 2011
Senior Consultant and Attorney, DI, 2006-2011
Consultant and Attorney, DI, 2003-2006
Attorney, Kromann Reumert Law Firm, 2000-2003
Right of audience before the High Court, 2000
Admitted to the Danish bar, 2000
Assistant Attorney and Attorney, Kromann Reumert, 1999-2003
Assistant Attorney, Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith Law Firm, 1997-1999

Education

Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 1996

Memberships

The Danish Association for Labour Law
The Association of Labour and Employment Lawyers
Expert member, the Enterprise Forum for Simpler Regulation (Virksomhedsforum for enklere regler) appointed by the Danish Government

Positions of trust

Member of the Board of the Danish Employment Law Association

Languages

English

Marianne Lage - Chambers Europe 2017    Legal 500

The European Court of Justice: Redundancies - when?

9 October 2017

In two recent cases, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that an employer should have consulted the employees’ organisations before giving notice of changes that resulted in collective redundancies.

The European Court of Justice: Public servant was entitled to be reinstated in trial position

9 October 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has assessed that a public servant employed in a trial position as head of department should have been offered the same or a similar position when returning from parental leave, even though the probationary period had expired.

New judgment from the European Court of Human Rights concerning companies’ monitoring of private communication

19 September 2017

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that employers must inform employees of the possibility of monitoring and to which extent.

Conviction in bribery actions against Atea

24 March 2017

The Eastern High Court has delivered convictions in two bribery actions where Atea gave away iPhones, iPads and other IT equipment to two senior employees at the City of Copenhagen and DSB.

Horten advises Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S on its acquisition of Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S in bankruptcy

8 February 2017

With effect from 6 January 2017, Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S (BWE) was acquired by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), which, despite the common name, has had different owners since the 90'ies.

Trainee could be dismissed before training period started

8 September 2016

In a leading Supreme Court case, the court found that a company could terminate a training agreement before it had begun.

The ombudsman: Dismissal of upper secondary school teacher was contrary to government employees' freedom of speech

5 September 2016

The ombudsman found that it was "strongly criticisable" that Campus Bornholm had dismissed a teacher for having criticised the employer.

Compensation for violation of the principle of equal treatment of the Temp Act

5 September 2016

For the first time, the Supreme Court has ruled on a violation of the principle of equality of the Temp Act.

Compensation for wrongful publication of conviction

5 July 2016

Recently, the Eastern High Court ruled in a case where the housing association AAB had published information on a former voluntary cashier's criminal offenceson the Internet contrary to the Personal Data Act.

How will the Brexit influence British People Living in Denmark?

24 June 2016

Today it has been announced that Britain will be leaving the European Union, but how will this effect the 17.000 British people living in Denmark regarding visa, work and resident permit in Denmark?

New act on e-cigarettes: Obligation to prepare a written policy concerning smoking at the work place

14 June 2016

A new act on e-cigarettes has come into force. The act implies that employers must prepare a written policy stipulating whether and, if so, where e-cigarettes are allowed.

Legal to prohibit headscarves at the work place? A clarification is on its way from the European Court of Justice

8 June 2016

Recently, the Advocate-General proposed a decision in a case concerning a prohibition against religious symbols at the work place. The proposal may influence ECJ case law in a new direction.

Gift policy

3 May 2016

With a conviction of bribery, your company risks having to wave goodbye to public orders due to the rules of the Procurement Act.

The supreme court: Uncertain whether prohibition against indirect discrimination covers parents with disabled children

29 April 2016

The dismissal of a child-minder on leave to take care of her son suffering from Asperger syndrome was not contrary to the Anti-Discrimination Act. It is still uncertain whether a person covered by the protection criteria is protected against indirect discrimination.

The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer in text message case

27 April 2016

The Western High Court ruled in favour of a former executive officer, who had violated the provisions on mail secrecy by having read a crane driver's text messages on his work cell phone.

Renunciation of collective agreement was lawful

11 April 2016

Recently, the Industrial Court accepted that Cimber renounced SAS' collective agreement for cabin crew in connection with transfer of aircraft and staff from SAS.

International women lawyers discuss the future of the legal profession

6 April 2016

Horten participates when 150 lawyers from all over the world meet in Berlin on 7-8 April under the headline "Law in a changing world – how women can contribute to innovation of the legal profession".

Ruling in the Kaltoft case: Employee's obesity was not considered a disablement

31 March 2016

Recently, the Court of Kolding ruled in a case whether an employee's severe obesity was a disablement. The court found that the employee's problems did not constitute a disablement within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Attorney was not covered by the salaried employess act

5 February 2016

The Eastern High Court surprisingly concluded that an attorney and partner at a law firm did not enjoy employee status and was therefore not covered by the Salaried Employees Act, the Holiday Act or the Contract of Employment Act.

Smoking police/policy - what is the employer allowed to do?

3 February 2016

Two new rulings clarify the scope of the employer's right to lay down smoking policies and impose sanctions in connection with violation of these policies.

Update Employment Law

3 September 2014

No age discrimination

19 December 2011