Åsa Gotthardsson

Partner
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Åsa Gotthardsson has worked exclusively with employment law at Vinge since 2007. Åsa regularly assists clients in restructurings and reorganizations as well as mergers/transfer of undertakings. Åsa also specializes in providing strategic advice to client management teams.

Åsa also focuses on providing support and training in relation to work environment, discrimination and sick leave matters (including psychological ill-health). Last year, Åsa assisted in the conduct of investigations relating to serious workplace accidents as well as investigations related to #MeToo

Mentions

Åsa Gotthardsson is active on a range of employment mandates, including cases relating to terminations, misconduct and sexual harassment.

One client says: "She provides fast and pragmatic advice and clarifies any issues, which makes her very easy to work with and to reach out to." Chambers & Partners 2021

Åsa Gotthardsson provides excellent legal advice. Business focussed and client oriented.‘ Åsa Gotthardsson is ranked as Next Generation Partners - Legal 500 2020

The up-and-coming Åsa Gotthardsson specialises in sensitive investigations and disputes, including terminations, misconduct and sexual harassment cases. One client describes her as "business-oriented," and praises her "great client focus and brilliant knowledge of Swedish employment law." - Chambers & Partners 2020

Åsa Gotthardsson  is reported to be "excellent at work environment and labour law" by one source, who adds: "She provides solid advice and you can really trust her judgement." She enters the rankings this year backed by enthusiastic client praise for her skilful handling of a substantial caseload embracing investigations, terminations and trade union negotiations. - Chambers & Partners 2019

Education

  • Stockholm University (LL M, 2005)

Experience

  • Secondment Swedbank AB (publ), September 2010 – June 2011
  • Law Clerk (2006-2007)
  • National Union of Teachers in Sweden, Law officer (2005)

Awards

News

What an employer should know about the New Whistleblowing Act
News June 15, 2021

What an employer should know about the New Whistleblowing Act

Why adopt a new Whistleblowing Act when the current act was adopted as late as 2017?

Employer bears burden of lack of clarity regarding dismissal        
News June 15, 2021

Employer bears burden of lack of clarity regarding dismissal        

In a judgment in case AD 2021 no. 14, the Swedish Labour Court has clarified that, if an employer ha…

The Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal regarding comparison month for short-term work
News June 15, 2021

The Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal regarding comparison month for short-term work

At the request of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, the Swedish Supreme Administr…

Extended measures in response to COVID-19
News June 15, 2021

Extended measures in response to COVID-19

As we have previously reported in the newsletter, the Government has pursued various measures to red…

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform
News June 15, 2021

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law refor…

The European Court of Justice restricts a company’s possibility to “buy its way out of” discrimination cases
News June 11, 2021

The European Court of Justice restricts a company’s possibility to “buy its way out of” discrimination cases

The European Court of Justice has clarified in a new judgment the fact that someone who believes the…

New survey of the conditions for working at home during the pandemic
News May 11, 2021

New survey of the conditions for working at home during the pandemic

The work environment has been altered for many employees during the pandemic largely due to the reco…

Vinge top-ranked by Chambers & Partners within ten practice areas
News March 19, 2021

Vinge top-ranked by Chambers & Partners within ten practice areas

Vinge would like to thank all the clients who have contributed with their time through the interview…

Options for employers to consider during the Covid-19 crisis to reduce labour costs
News May 15, 2020

Options for employers to consider during the Covid-19 crisis to reduce labour costs

The outbreak of Covid-19 continues to have a material negative effect on a large number of companies…

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers
News June 15, 2018

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

For the sixth time – and the fifth time in a row – Vinge won the award as the law firm in Sweden whi…

Vinge Firm of the Year within Employment law
News December 01, 2017

Vinge Firm of the Year within Employment law

For the third time, Vinge has been named Employment Law Firm of the Year by Blendow Group. Advokat F…

Three new partners to Stockholm's office
Press Release July 03, 2017

Three new partners to Stockholm's office

Three new partners have been elected at Vinge’s Stockholm office commencing on 1 January 2018.

AIFMD – new act that covers managers of alternative investment funds
News May 23, 2013

AIFMD – new act that covers managers of alternative investment funds

The new Swedish Alternative Investment Fund Managers Act will enter into force on 22 July 2013. Ving…