Miriam Michaelsen leads NJORD's interdisciplinary legal team, providing counsel and assistance to individuals, businesses, and organizations in cases related to cybersecurity, digital harassment, and violence. Additionally, she conducts legal proceedings involving digital infringements, including the unlawful sharing of images and videos with offensive content on the internet. These cases range from criminal matters involving sentencing, compensation, and restitution to specialized areas of law such as copyright law, personal data law, marketing law, and compensation regulations.
Miriam Michaelsen also specializes in individual and collective employment law, offering guidance and support to both Danish and international businesses in negotiations, legal proceedings, contract law, and commercial law. Furthermore, she is one of the country's leading experts on employers' obligations in cases of digital harassment and violence.
As part of NJORD's corporate law team, Miriam Michaelsen also provides legal assistance to clients in corporate law matters, including establishment, purchase, and sale.
With her expertise in all aspects of HR and employment law, Miriam Michaelsen has compiled NJORD’s HR eBogen, a digital HR tool free of paragraphs.
In 2017, she founded the Digital Responsibility Association, which advocated for up-to-date legislation and effective investigation of digital infringements. Additionally, she has been appointed by the Minister of Culture as the chairperson of the Media Council, where she works to improve and secure the digital well-being, welfare, skills, and rights of children and young people.
- Board member at Den Grønne Friskole (since April 2023)
- Member of KVINFO's advisory board for the Digital Everyday Sexism project (since March 2023)
- Member of the government's expert group on tech giants (since June 2022)
- Chairperson of the Media Council for Children and Young People (since May 2022)
- Board member at NJORD Law Firm (May 2021 - August 2022)
- Member of Djøf's legal panel (since March 2021)
- Founder and chairman of Digitalt Ansvar (DIGA) (April 2017 – February 2023)
- Member of the association Ansættelsesadvokater
Danish, Swedish, and English.
NJORD Law Firm's practice, which is headed up by Miriam Michaelsen, specialises in the employment aspects of M&A transactions, the implementation of incentive schemes, restructurings and outsourcing issues, most notably for Nordic and German clients. Another key practitioner is Anders Worsøe, who is frequently instructed on collective bargaining issues.
NJORD Estonia: The team handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including employment terminations and regulatory compliance, including data protection. Also offers day-to-day employment advice. Notable for advising both employers and employees from the public and private sectors.
“NJORD Law Firm advises its employer client list on the implementation of incentive schemes, litigation arising from the misuse of business secrets and the drafting and negotiation of management contracts and associated bonus schemes. The department also has expertise in data protection regulations and assists with negotiations with unions relating to corporate reorganisations. Practice head Miriam Michaelsen is also an expert in discrimination claims.”
“The ‘proactive, friendly and exceptionally professional’ group at NJORD Law Firm focuses on employment litigation, agreements, incentive schemes and data protection matters. Miriam Michaelsen leads the practice and is an expert in handling contracts, disputes and negotiations with unions; and Lars Lokdam specialises in transactional issues.”
"NJORD Law Firm specialises in organisational restructurings that involve multiple Nordic jurisdictions, advising on mergers, the insourcing and outsourcing of work areas, acquisitions and sales of businesses, and union negotiations. Miriam Michaelsen leads the team that includes industrial and relations law specialist Anders Worsøe"