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Littler advokatfirma AS

Oslo Office

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Managing Partner: Ole Kristian Olsby

Partners: Merete Furesund, Nina Thjømøe, Ole Kristian Olsby, Tore Lerheim, Trond Erik Kvalsnes

Number of partners: 5

Number of other fee-earners: 3

Languages: Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish

Firm Overview:

Littler Norway is the No. 1 full-service employment law boutique in Norway and part of Littler. With a singular focus on labor and employment law, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Littler Norway offers full range service to its clients within employment law, pension law and related areas, including in-depth knowledge in company law, contract law and private international law. The main areas of practice are employment, pensions, GDPR, global mobility, collective labour law and international employment.

The firm’s core competence is all aspects of employment law, including assistance to employers in restructuring and redundancy processes, cases involving transfer of undertakings, dismissals, pension, working environment issues (psychosocial and physical), work time issues and data privacy. The firm’s capacity and capabilities in employment law and pension are equal to those offered by the largest full-service law firms in Norway.

Littler Norway is a customer-focused, innovative and a dynamically learning organisation, continuously focusing on transferring competence to its clients. The firm’s reputation for offering high quality advice and partner attention at competitive rates has secured clients within a wide range of sectors, including large and mid-size companies, public bodies, trade unions and employers’ associations, as well as high-level employees in key positions in major companies in Norway.

The firm’s recent work examples include advice on high-value cross-border M&A, legal assistance on a pan-Nordic level, and support to blue chip international clients and leading domestic organizations in Norway. International employment is a growth area, and the firm experience a significant increase in multi-jurisdictional mandates, including cross-border transfer of labour.

Littler is the largest global employment and labour law practice in the world with more than 1,700 attorneys in more than 100 offices globally. Through an integrated worldwide strategy, Littler advises Fortune 500 Global companies on the full array of labour and employment issues. The Littler Norway is the coordinator of Littler in the Nordics and represent a global one-stop-shop in employment and labour law practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Employment Law

Pension Law

Global Mobility Employment:

5 partners and a total of 8 fee earners based in Oslo.

HR related law is today an area that has become increasingly complex. Littler Norway offers full- service advice within this field, based on the firm’s deep knowledge in individual employment law, collective bargaining agreements and employment related EU law, as well as expertise in other fields of law such as pensions, immigration, social security, IPR and discrimination. The firm’s advisors within this field assist their clients in matters concerning all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation, restructuring and downsizing, transfer of undertakings, individual dismissals, private international law, work environment issues, privacy protection/GDPR and collective employment law.

Contact: Mr Ole Kristian Olsby

Tel: +47 907 24 877

Email: [email protected]

Pension Law:

1 partner based in Oslo

Littler Norway assists in pension matters to companies, pension funds, insurance companies and high-level employees.

Contact: Mr. Tore Lerheim

Tel: +47 932 59 552

Email: [email protected]

Global Mobility:

2 partners and a total of 4 fee earners based in Oslo.

With the increasing internationalization of the labour market, global mobility is becoming ever more important. Littler Norway offers advice on issues regarding cross-border transfer of labour. The firm assists foreign companies establishing or doing business in Norway as well as Norwegian companies looking to employ foreign labour. This practice area includes work immigration, relocation and posting of workers.

Contact: Mr. Ole Kristian Olsby

Tel: +47 907 24 877

Email: [email protected]


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