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Håvard Sandnes new Managing Partner in Arntzen de Besche

We are excited and proud to announce that Håvard Sandnes is the new Managing Partner in Arntzen de Besche after Sven Iver Steen. Sandnes is an expert in employment law and started in Arntzen de Besche in 2014.

- We are pleased that Sandnes becomes Managing Partner in Arntzen de Besche, says Chairman of the Board in Arntzen de Besche Tron Dalheim. He is commercial, analytical, academically strong and has for a long time been a strategic speaking partner for the senior management and board of directors in Norwegian and foreign companies, which has led to considerable experience in leadership and processes in various industries that Arntzen de Besche will benefit from. At the same time, I would like to thank Sven Iver Steen who has done a great job as managing partner for the past four years and now returns to being a partner in our employment law department.

Sandnes will balance his work between being a lawyer and Managing Partner of Arntzen de Besche.

- I look forward to building on the good work that has been done in Arntzen de Besche and, together with skilled colleagues, we will continue to further develop the company. We are in an exciting time with new demands from clients and employees affected by new digital client experiences, changes in the work processes and closer collaboration. We will continue to have full focus on recruiting and developing the best legal minds, and we look forward to welcoming several new partners in January 2019. Even though I will have to spend some more time on the leadership position in the future, I will still work closely with some of our most important clients.

Håvard started in Arntzen de Besche in 2014 and is an expert in employment law. He primarily provides legal assistance to Norwegian and foreign clients on business transfer and employment law issues. He also advices on pension issues. Håvard acts mainly for employers, often in connection with organisational changes or where a working relationship is ending. Sandnes was previously partner and head of the law firm Thommessen’s employment law group. He has also been a lawyer in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (“NHO” – the main employers’ organization in Norway), temporary judge in the Hålogaland Court of Appeal and started his career as a associate in Arntzen de Besche. For a number of years, he has been ranked as one of the leading lawyers in the field of employment law of the rating agencies Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

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