Employment is a comprehensive discipline that often deals with complex issues. Proficient advice and assistance in the early stages of contract/template drafting, negotiations and dispute resolution ensures efficient and results-oriented processes.

Brækhus assists in all matters related to working life – representing employers, employer organisations, employees and trade unions. Our lawyers are highly proficient and experienced in providing pragmatic counsel, conducting negotiations and handling disputes. While we resolve most disputes without ever appearing in court, our clients take great comfort in knowing that our lawyers are well versed in dispute resolution and regularly conducts litigation before the courts.

Our lawyers have in-depth industry knowledge and an increasing number of organisations and individuals are seeing the value of discussing their HR-related issues with us. At Brækhus, we emphasise multi-disciplinary collaboration between our lawyers in order to provide our clients with the best possible advice at all times.

Brækhus is recommended in the field of employment by Legal 500, among others. Our lawyers regularly give lectures on employment-related topics.

We assist with:

  • Business transfers
  • Collective wage issues, including negotiations, strikes and disputes
  • Competition clauses
  • Compilation of personnel manuals
  • Control measures and privacy issues
  • Difficult personnel cases
  • Employment contracts
  • Foreign labour
  • Harassment and #MeToo
  • Hiring/ hiring-out of labour
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • Lay-offs
  • Permits
  • Relations with public authorities (Labour Inspection Authority, Data Protection Authority etc.)
  • Reorganisation, restructuring and downsizing
  • Termination, dismissal, and suspension
  • Whistleblowing, routines for internal reporting and whistleblowing hotline
  • Work and residence permit
  • Work environment, work hours and HSE



Eirin Simonsen
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 934 55 534
Eivind Arntsen
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 930 33 669
Johan Hveding
Lawyer | Partner
Mobile : +47 902 04 995