About us

Who we are

Elmzell is a well-established law firm specializing in employment law and employment law related issues. All of our clients are met with professional devotion and enjoy the benefit of our broad experience in providing legal advice and litigation. We also work closely with HR-departments in drafting and implementing internal policies.

We are well equipped to meet the demands of an increasingly internationalized labor market and we are the natural choice for all types of businesses, authorities or organisations, which need legal advice and assistance on labor law issues.

Our History

Lars Hartzell and Anders Elmér, who were something of pioneers in the area of employment law, founded Elmzell in 1988. Employment law was a rather unknown discipline among law firms at that time but now, barely 30 years later, it is a well-established practice area in many large law firms.

Vision and values

Our aspiration is to always do our best for our clients as well as to be the natural first choice for all HR law advice.

We are a closely-knit workforce, all of whom are enthusiastic about giving our clients the best advice imaginable. We make the law understandable for everyone we meet in our work. We are able to translate difficult legal issues into practical and concrete advice to our clients.

Both old and new clients, as well as opposing parties, courts, public authorities, and universities shall not only be very familiar with Elmzell, Elmzell shall also have a reputation for providing high-quality advice.


Elmzell, as well as our individual lawyers, are top-ranked by the best-known ranking lists, such as Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who.

Elmzell has been top-ranked by Legal 500, which states:

"Elmzell is a specialist employment firm that covers the full spectrum of issues including policy implementation, negotiation with trade unions and litigation. Jenny Hellberg ‘has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by employers’. Lars Hartzell is also recommended."

Elmzell is also highly ranked by Chambers, which states:

"Lars Hartzell is a 'reliable' and experienced partner who is skilled in all aspects of litigation, restructuring, trade union negotiations and sensitive contractual matters. One source appreciates his responsiveness and availability, saying: 'Whenever a new issue arose, he was immediately reachable without having to make an appointment.'"

"Jenny Hellberg provides advice on HR and labour law to domestic and international clients. Sources describe her as 'an incredibly talented lawyer who is excellent at resolving labour issues, reconciling both the legal and human perspectives. In addition, she has an exceptionally good way of explaining legal issues to her clients. I highly recommend her.' Her recent mandates include cross-border matters and M&A-related issues."

Global assistance

Elmzell is the Swedish member of Ius Laboris, a leading international alliance of law firms specializing in employment law. With over 1,400 lawyers located in around 50 countries throughout more than 160 cities across the world, the alliance offers high quality advice with the maximum knowledge of the local jurisdiction – event at a global level – and manages transnational projects, guaranteeing consistency, quality, speed and efficiency.

Clients include many household names as well as multinational companies in all sectors ranging from energy to retail to pharmaceuticals.