This content is provided by Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) DA.
Partners: Mr Erik Råd Herlofsen, Mr Nils H Storeng, Mr Arve Due Lund, Mrs Kari Bergeius Andersen, Mr Thomas Braut Svendsen, Mr Thor-Arne Wullum, Mr Håkon Andreassen, 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:
General Expertise in Employment Law & Related judicial Fields:
The firm represents vast knowledge and experience in providing assistance in all aspects of employment law; from furloughing, major downsizings and transfer of undertakings, whistleblowing, GDPR, discrimination, issues related to collective bargaining agreements, industrial actions and more. The firm’s strength is that it provides assistance to a wide variety of clients: Norwegian and foreign businesses, private and public sector clients, government owned corporations, government agencies, municipalities and other public bodies, employer organisations and labour unions, and even employees and senior management and executives. Representing a variety of clients provides the firm’s lawyers a unique insight and perspective of the employment law field.
Negotiation & Litigation:
As a consequence of a high level of work protection in Norway, SBDL experience an increasing number of claims from employees, providing the firm an extensive competence representing and counselling in litigation. Provided the monetary- and non-monetary costs of going to court, it aims to solve disputes with negotiation for clients. The firm’s day- to – day counselling provides its lawyers a deep knowledge in negotiation of complex and contentious matters in vast landscape of employment law issues. Representing both parties in employment matters, the main goal in all the firm’s counselling is to achieve reasonable solutions for clients.
Lecturing & Publishing:
SBDL also has a unique position as the cooperating partner to ‘HR Norge’ - the country’s largest HR and management professional network, consisting of members from both the private and public sectors. Over the last year, SBDL has contributed with employment law training programs and as speakers on several of their major conferences with topics related to employment law in private and public sector. In addition, the firm serves HR Norge’s service line and incoming questions from the members on a daily basis, as well as producing articles for their newsletter. SBDL engage in publishing articles and books about employment law. In June 2020 SBDL published the fifth edition of ‘Arbeidslivets spilleregler’ through Universitetsforlaget (the main publisher of academic work). This is an extensive and well recognised textbook about employment law - framework and rules - especially aimed at the employment law professionals and HR practitioners. The book is held in high regard amongst legal professionals and HR practitioners.
Contact: Ms Kari Bergeius Andersen
Tel: +47 95 14 37 11
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mr. Håkon Andreassen
Tel: + 47 95 74 96 76
Email: [email protected]