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Employment covers both contentious and non-contentious employment matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as mergers and takeovers. Includes employment litigation related to sex, race, age discrimination. Issues relating to employee immigration, transfer of employees, working hours and pensions are also considered in this section, unless a more specific section exists within the jurisdiction.

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Band 1
  1. Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Haavind is a full-service firm that covers all aspects of collective and individual employment law. It is well versed in reorganisation, outsourcing, M&A and downsizing projects as well as litigation and arbitration in connection with dismissals and collective agreements. The firm also advises on wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and sexual harassment cases and is well regarded for its work with employee data protection and pension issues. Haavind also operates on mergers, restructurings and transfers of undertakings.
  2. Advokatfirmaet Hjort AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Hjort AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Hjort boasts an impressive team highly regarded for its experience in employment litigation as well as employee data privacy and individual and collective employment law. It additionally advises on restructurings and employee transfers. The firm's clients include many blue-chip companies from various sectors, as well as unions, charities and public institutions. The team is also experienced in advising on high-profile whistle-blowing investigations.
  3. Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS
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    Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Arntzen de Besche has a market-leading presence in employment law and is praised for its breadth of resources in this field. It maintains a strong reputation for its litigation practice and expertise in discrimination issues, additionally advising on the restructurings, downsizings and union negotiations. The firm also has a strong practice in pensions law.
  4. Wiersholm
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    Wiersholm
    Employment
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Wiersholm is highly commended for its work on a broad range of employment issues. It is active in redundancy downsizing processes, as well as labour issues related to reorganisations and transactions. The firm also handles contentious proceedings regarding dismissals and terminations, and is further experienced in whistle-blower cases pertaining to workplace environment, harassment and bullying issues.
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Band 2
  1. Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
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    Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Schjødt provides high-quality advice on TUPE and transaction-related labour law. The firm is additionally experienced in restructuring and workforce reduction projects, including temporary lay-offs, and is also active in whistle-blowing investigations. Lawyers in the team further act for clients on contentious employment issues including litigation and mediation relating to pensions entitlements.
  2. Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Selmer is a well-reputed team with in-depth knowledge in individual and collective employment law. It is active in transactional and TUPE mandates and additionally acts on restructuring and downsizing processes, including temporary lay-offs. The firm also assists employers with a range of investigations from non-compete and non-solicitation breaches to workplace environment issues, as well as advising on pensions and incentive schemes.
  3. Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
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    Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Simonsen Vogt Wiig assists clients with a broad range of individual and collective labour law mandates and frequently advises on restructuring and downsizing, redundancies, temporary lay-offs, terminations and dismissals. The team also acts on investigations and whistle-blowing cases pertaining to workplace environment and harassment claims. The department enjoys a growing presence in the market and the rankings, with Nicolay Skarning joining the law firm in February 2023.
  4. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Thommessen is a strong choice for transactional employment law as well as reorganisation and downsizing processes. It additionally advises companies on pensions, performance and disciplinary mandates as well as terminations, including litigation and mediation proceedings. The firm also has expertise in discrimination and whistle-blower cases.
  5. BAHR
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    BAHR
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    BAHR boasts a full-service offering that leverages the employment and pensions law expertise of key practitioners to assist with labour and HR issues. It acts as counsel to major employment confederations and blue-chip companies and offers considerable expertise in employment litigation, handling pensions, transfer of undertakings and terminations disputes. The firm also advises on downsizing and restructuring issues, as well as working hours, incentive schemes, collective agreements and industrial action.
  6. Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
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    Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Wikborg Rein is a full-service firm with a broad employment practice advising on transactions, transfers of undertakings, reorganisations and temporary lay-offs. It also handles a range of disputes, investigations and disciplinary actions, including terminations and trade union issues. The firm is experienced in mandates involving the solicitation of employees and restrictions on competition, and advises a stable of major public sector employers as well as blue-chip companies.
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Band 3
  1. CMS Kluge
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    CMS Kluge
    Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    CMS Kluge is a respected team offering expertise on restructuring and downsizing processes. It also assists with collective wage agreements, transaction-related mandates and data protection matters, as well as advising on investigations and disputes. The practice benefits from an international network of offices and is a frequent choice for multinational clients.
  2. Homble Olsby advokatfirma as
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    Homble Olsby advokatfirma as
    Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Homble Olsby is a boutique firm with a broad offering in individual and collective employment matters and pensions law. The team is knowledgeable in M&A, reorganisation and downsizing processes as well as terminations and dismissals. Clients benefit from the firm's litigation and whistle-blowing investigations experience. It represents employers, trade unions and executives.
  3. Kvale Advokatfirma DA
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    Kvale Advokatfirma DA
    Employment
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Kvale advises on a wide variety of employment mandates and HR processes, from collective bargaining agreements to reorganisations and workforce reductions. The firm also assists with terminations and dismissals, as well as whistle-blowing investigations, and counts employers and trade unions among its clients.
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Band 4
  1. Advokatfirma DLA Piper
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    Advokatfirma DLA Piper
    Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper is highly active in reorganisations, downsizing, temporary lay-offs and redundancies. The firm is also experienced in TUPE and transaction-related mandates. Its other areas of expertise include pensions, workforce management and employment disputes. The firm regularly acts for large multinational clients.
  2. Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Føyen AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Føyen often handles reorganisations, including downsizing processes and TUPE matters. It also assists with terminations, including those pertaining to performance issues, and is additionally experienced in disputes relating to dismissals, whistle-blowing and temporary employment. The firm acts for both employers and unions.
  3. Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) AS
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    Advokatfirmaet Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL) AS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Storeng, Beck & Due Lund is a boutique firm with notable expertise in a plethora of employment law topics. It frequently handles reorganisation and downsizing matters, redundancy processes and terminations, as well as acting on disputes.
  4. SANDS
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    SANDS
    Employment
    2023 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    SANDS offers a comprehensive practice covering contentious and non-contentious employment issues. It regularly advises on restructuring and redundancy processes. The firm has notable experience in terminations and dismissals, as well as being knowledgeable in whistle-blowing investigations and employment disputes.