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Employment Law

Our employment lawyers help employers create good workplaces that are flexible and have the ability to adapt.

Our employment law team is one of the best in Norway. One of our lawyers led the Norwegian Labour Legislation Committee. The committee’s report resulted in the current Working Environment Act. 

Skilled lawyers

The rating agency, Chambers and Partners, says we have “first-class employment lawyers” and highlights partner Lars Holo as “an extremely famous and brilliant employment lawyer, who has a lot of big cases”. They also name Tron Dalheim and Ingeborg Moen Borgerud as leaders in this field.

Other strong names in our firm include Sven Iver Steen, Knut Marius Sture and Håvard Sandnes.

The rating agency, Legal 500, notes that our labour law team “always delivers on time and has solid industry knowledge” and defines us as a leading law firm.

Our lawyers regularly hold lectures and publish books and articles on current labour law issues.

Sound advice

We place great emphasis on understanding our client’s business, which enables us to provide specific advice and safeguard the client’s interests as best possible.

Our lawyers have experience from both employer and employee standpoints, major private companies, public administration and the courts.

We assist in specific disputes before the Labour Court of Norway, regular courts and arbitration cases. In addition, we offer assistance related to pension law, civil servants law and maritime law.

Necessary restructuring

We have substantial consulting and counselling experience and expertise from negotiations and litigation upon termination and change of employment, particularly at the management level.

Our lawyers ensure that restructuring happens in an orderly manner.

Clients and services

Our clients include businesses, organisations, public institutions and private individuals.

Our advisory services include:

Reports that provide an overview

We draft labour law reports on behalf of various clients and client groups. We make complex problems manageable for our clients.

We have Norway’s foremost employment law team. Our employment law division is among the largest in the country and has considerable knowledge of collective and individual labour law, both nationally and internationally.

We are at the forefront of labour law!

Contact us - when you need legal advice and assistance.

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Tron Dalheim

Tron Dalheim


Phone: +47 23 89 40 00

Mobile: +47 98 29 46 50

E-mail: tda@adeb.no

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway

Lars Holo

Lars Holo


Phone: +47 23 89 40 00

Mobile: +47 98 29 45 71

E-mail: lho@adeb.no

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway

Thomas Smedsvig

Thomas Smedsvig

Managing Partner

Phone: +47 51 89 89 00

Mobile: +47 90 59 69 89

E-mail: tsm@adeb.no

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway

Partners and lawyers: Employment Law