Managing Partner: Mr Erik Raad Herlofsen Partners: Mr Nils H Storeng, Mr Arve Due Lund, Mrs Kari Bergeius Andersen, Mr Terje Gerhard Andersen. Mr Arvid Dahm, Mr Thomas Braut Svendsen, Ms Anne-Lise H. Rolland, Mr Thor-Arne Wullum, Mrs Elizabeth Ege
Number of lawyers: 17
Languages: English, Norwegian, Scandinavian languages, French
Founded in 1988, this boutique ﬁrm is one of Norway’s most prominent employment and labour law ﬁrms. SBDL advises national and international businesses, recruitment agencies, labour unions, governmental organisations, embassies and municipalities as well as individuals in a wide range of HR, employment and labour law issues. SBDL is a proud member of L&E GLOBAL www.leglobalorg — an international integrated alliance of premier labour and employment law boutiques. By representing both employers and employees, SBDL offer clients valuable insight in strategic analysis, negotiations, mediation and proceedings for the courts. Several of the firm’s partners are admitted to the Supreme Court.
Main Areas of Practice:
In general, Norwegian employees enjoy a high level of work protection. Use of contingent workforce is highly restricted. The ﬁrm’s professionals advise national and international clients on a wide range of employment issues such as: full time and part time employment contracts, self-employment contracts, salary and beneﬁts, individual dismissals and terminations, changes of job/duties and beneﬁts/pension scheme and the like. In addition the SBDL team often assist both companies and individuals in cases regarding trade secrets, restrictive covenants etc.
In an international economy the ability to quickly adjust the entity in accordance with changes in business and employment market is the key. SBDL assists both national and international companies with matters like transfer of undertaking, outsourcing, downsizing, collective dismissals, layoffs and the like.
The ability to attract the best people on an executive level is vital for all kinds of businesses. The SBDL team has considerable experience with drafting tailor-made executive contracts and incentive schemes. A vast part of SBDL is individual clients are employees at executive level.
Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, Diversity:
As part of the European Economic Area, Norway has implemented the not anti-discrimination directive. In addition the working environment act constitutes protection against sexual harassment, age discrimination, bullying in the work place, whistle blowing protection and the like.
SBDL represents both a wide range of governmental agencies and unionised public employees.
Training & Lecturing:
The ﬁrm’s partners frequently lectures at various colleges and supervises students at the University Of Oslo Law School. In addition the ﬁrm offers lecturing and training in HR and employment issues for HR-departments, top management and unions.
The SBDL team also holds a high professional standard in the following ﬁelds:
■Privacy & Data Security
■Occupational Safety & Health
■Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation & ADR
■Compensation & Beneﬁts
Contact: Ms Kari Bergeius Andersen
Tel: +47 95 14 37 11
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Anne-Lise H. Rolland
Tel: +47 408 55 777