Wikborg Rein has a strong practice group focused on employment law. The group offers clients a broad range of services, and is characterised by the firm’s international connections as well as numerous assignments within the public sector. We provide assistance to clients on the full range of employment matters from transactional and advisory work to dispute resolution. The firm’s employment law group has seen notable growth in the number of assignments over previous years.

There is a growing awareness among employees and companies of the various rights and obligations found in employment agreements; whether these are individual agreements or collective agreements. This includes not only issues relating to termination and dismissals, but also negotiations on employee benefits and incentives, bonus schemes, holiday entitlement and work hours. Both employers and employees are often required to address the demands and issues surrounding employment relationships and we work with our clients to identify potential issues and provide practical and timely solutions.

We understand the importance of precise and well-drafted employment agreements in all employment relationships and we offer our clients longstanding experience and expertise in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, termination agreements and matters relating to employment terms.. The group is frequently involved in negotiations of redundancy agreements.

The group also has considerable expertise related to integrity issues, such as ethics, corruption and whistle blowing. The employment law group is often involved in research assignments.

Wikborg Rein’s employment law group comprises 10 highly-skilled lawyers based in our offices in Oslo and Bergen, led by partner Jan L. Backer. With our longstanding experience we provide efficient and practical advice to our clients at short notice. The group also draws on the firm’s considerable technical and commercial expertise to give an additional depth of perspective when providing advice to clients.

Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is an international law firm with over 230 lawyers located in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore, Shanghai and Kobe. Our unique and long-standing presence overseas enables us to offer our clients the benefit of our extensive international expertise.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, we offer a full range of legal services to our domestic and international clients. Our extensive international experience and expertise is unique, with many of our partners having spent time working abroad or in-house working with their clients.

Wikborg Rein’s broad range of legal services includes the following: corporate; dispute resolution; real estate and construction; banking and finance; shipping and offshore; trade, industry and public sector (including technology, media and telecommunications); energy and natural resources.

One client describes Wikborg Rein as “a great firm with very high-quality work and high ethical standards in its advice. It has lean, dedicated teams which invest a lot of free time in learning about our branch and business.”
Client Comments, 2017