Lars Hartzell

Lars Hartzell

Senior Consultant

Swedish - English

Lars has been named as one of the leading employment law experts in Sweden by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal.

Legal 500 2015 described Lars as “a 'reliable' and experienced partner who is skilled in all aspects of litigation, restructuring, trade union consultations 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.'" Previously, Lars was described as "an extraordinary resource for employment law" (Legal 500 2014) and was praised for his experience, saying that: "He doesn't take no for an answer. He tests various ways and different avenues. He never panics and has the ability to calm things down." (Chambers Europe 2014)


  • Stockholm University, Jur.kand., 1975


  • Elmzell Advokatbyrå, founder and partner since 1988

  • Svenska Kommunaltjänstemannaförbundet (SKTF) (Swedish National Union of Local Government Officers), union lawyer, 1985-1988

  • Svenska Industritjänstemannaförbundet (SIF) (Swedish Union of Clerical and Technical Employees in Industry) (SIF), union lawyer, 1977-1985

  • Bollnäs District Court, District Court clerkship, 1975-1976


  • Swedish Bar Association, 1991

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)

  • International Society for Labour Law and Social Security