Marianne Granhøj has specialised in employment and labour law for the past 23 years. She heads the employment practice at Kromann Reumert and became a partner in 2009.


Marianne has in-depth experience in advising financial businesses on the regulatory and collective agreement-based framework conditions applicable to this industry. Also, part of her day-to-day work is advice on the rules for listed companies and advice to company boards on the employment terms and salary/incentive schemes for executive officers.

Over the course of her career, Marianne has frequently handled litigation, dispute resolution and internal investigations, including a large number of cases before the ordinary courts as well as industrial and private arbitration proceedings. Marianne also regularly assists in negotiations concerning the executive management and key employees in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as projects related to global mobility and immigration.

Marianne works extensively with foreign companies. She is passionate about her international work and is an active participant in several international organisations, including board-related tasks. Through her international work she has also been increasingly involved in CSR related issues for clients.

In her advice, Marianne recognises the importance of understanding each client’s situation and acting efficiently to find the right basis for optimising results. She is a firm believer that a close relationship and direct dialogue with clients creates the best foundation for successfully solving both minor challenges and completing larger projects, where advice is required at a strategic level.

Who's Who Legal 2020

Labour & Employment 

Marianne Granhøj with Kromann Reumert is a “vastly talented market-leading practitioner” who regularly navigates clients in the TMT, healthcare and financial sectors through cross-border employment disputes.

Legal 500 2020

Employment

Marianne Granhøj has been our go-to partner at Kromann Reumert for a number of years. She knows our organisation very well and has provided excellent advice, not only within her own area of expertise, but also more broadly with the help of the remaining Kroman Reumert staff. We value Marianne’s ability to take the situation of our whole organisation into account when giving advice.

Chambers Europe 2020

Employment

Marianne Granhøj advises clients on a broad range of employment matters from the appointment of executive management to disputes regarding claims of unfair dismissal. Sources describe her as an "excellent lawyer"who provides a "very high-quality work product."

Who's Who Legal Labour & Employment 2019 Analysis

Labour & Employment

Kromann Reumert is home to one of Europe’s top employment lawyers in Marianne Granhøj, who wins plaudits for her superb ability on issues relating to the financial service sector. Sources call her “very knowledgeable".

Chambers Global 2019

Employment

Marianne Granhøj  earns particular praise for her advice on the implementation of remuneration plans, especially for senior executives. She also advises on collective and individual dismissals. Noting Granhøj's "insight into the whole Nordic market," one pleased client comments: "She has extensive experience within the field and is very business-oriented and pragmatic." Interviewees further highlight her dedicated follow-up on completed matters, saying: "She goes beyond what is expected."

Legal 500 2019

Employment

The department at Kromann Reumert is 'very competent and engaged' and provides 'to-the-point advice'. Key practitioners include Marianne Granhøj, who advised Gjensidige on its collective redundancy process.

Who's Who Legal, Thought Leaders Global Elite 2019

Labour and Employment

Marianne Granhøj has been recognized as a Thought Leader Global Elite for 2019 in Who’s Who Legal 2019 edition. The named Thought Leaders within their field are the listed global lawyers who obtained the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in the most recent research cycle.

Chambers Europe 2018

Employment

Marianne Granhøj holds substantive expertise in advising clients from the financial sector, as well as handling matters involving cross-border transactions. A client describes her as somebody who tries to create a positive atmosphere and also provides "very thorough advice."

Legal 500 2017

Employment

Kromann Reumert’s ‘top’ practice often handles employment litigation and the personnel aspects of transactions. Clients recommend Marianne Granhøj. 

Chambers Europe 2017

Employment

Marianne Granhøj frequently acts for clients in the financial sector and advises on executive incentive schemes as well as regulated collective agreements and internal investigations. She assisted FIH with the closure and sale of its banking activities, handling the collective bargaining process and issues related to executive management. 

Who's Who Legal 2016 and 2017

Labour, Employment & Benefits

Marianne Granhøj is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 and 2017 among the most highly regarded individuals in the EMEA within Labour,  Employment & Benefits: Marianne Granhøj focuses her practice on advising financial businesses and listed companies on employment terms and salary/incentive schemes for executive officers. She possesses a “sharp mind” and has a “diligent manner”.

Chambers Europe 2016

Employment

Marianne Granhøj is "excellent and very good at advising on bonus scheme matters," according to clients. She specialises in employment law issues arising in the financial sector in particular, and recently assisted the Pension Fund for Lawyers and Economists with the HR aspects of its activities.

Chambers Europe 2014

Employment

Sources comment that Marianne Granhøj has a "great international reputation" in employment matters. She has particular expertise in labour dispute mandates.

Legal 500 2014

Employment

Kromann Reumert’s ‘professional and competent’ five-partner practice handles transactional and standalone matters. Marianne Granhøj successfully represented Tvilum in a High Court case concerning the termination of an agency agreement.

Chambers Europe 2013

Employment

Commentators describe Marianne Granhøj as "very service-minded." She has considerable experience of advising on bonus and incentive schemes. 

Who's Who Legal 2013

Management, Labour & Employment 

Marianne Granhøj is listed in 'Who’s Who Legal 2013 among the world's 10 most highly regarded individuals within Management, Labour and Employment': "At Kromann Reumert in Copenhagen, Marianne Granhøj is an experienced employment litigator and "internationally renowned" for her abilities in this field" 

Chambers Europe 2012

Employment

Sources say Marianne Granhøj stands out as "a leading practitioner."

Who's Who 2013

Employment

"Marianne Granhøj is an “expert” at dispute resolution within the management labour and employment sector and has appeared before a range of different courts."

activities
  • Co-Chair of IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Committee
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) 
  • Member of the European Employment Lawyers' Association (EELA)
  • Member of the Danish Association of Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • Member of the Danish Association for Labour Law
  • Member of Human Resources Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
Publications
  • Author of the chapter on Denmark in The Employment Law Review, Law Business Research LTD, 2010 and the 2nd edition in 2011
  • Co-author of the chapter on Denmark in Hiring the Best Qualified and Most Talented Employees, Klüwer Law, International 2008
  • Author of the chapter on Denmark (Non-Competition and Employment Issues in Denmark) in Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts and other Mechanism of Protection of Corporate Confidential Information, Klüwer Law International 2006
  • Author of articles on the new Executive Order and guide concerning pay adjustments in financial businesses and the new rules on pay policy in financial businesses
Background
  • Partner 2009
  • Employed with Holland & Knight, New York 2002
  • Master of Laws (cand. jur.) from Aarhus University 1996
  • Born in 1972 
Admission and right of audience
  • Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 2008
  • Admitted to practice law 1999 
Languages
  • English
  • The Scandinavian languages

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