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Arntzen de Besche

Work +47 23 89 40 00
Fax +47 23 89 40 01
Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim
Arntzen de Besche, Lars Holo, Oslo, NORWAY

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Lars Holo

Work +47 98 29 45 71
Arntzen de Besche

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Employment law, Pension law, EU and EEA law, Financial crime, Association law, Insurance law, Law of torts, Administrative law, Litigation.


Partner. Lars Holo is recognised as one of Norway’s most prominent lawyers within employment law. He has for a number of years been elected by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and various Norwegian newspapers as the number one lawyer in Norway within this field. Holo has litigated a considerable amount of matters of fundamental significance before the Supreme Court. He is employed by some of Norway’s largest companies and multinational companies within industries such as oil and gas, insurance and pension, aviation, pharmaceutical and media. Holo has special expertise related to individual and collective employment law, EU and EEA based employment law and employment law within the private and public sector. Holo offers counselling, reports, negotiations and litigation before the ordinary courts and the Labour Court of Norway. In addition, he assists in acquisitions, de-mergers of business areas, take-overs and mergers, due diligence etc. Holo frequently gives presentations and lectures for managers with personnel responsibilities, employee representatives etc.


2001- Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 1993-2000, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Arntzen, Underland & Co; 1988-1993, Attorney, LO (Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions), Legal department; 1980-1987, Attorney, Own legal practice; 1978-1980, Deputy judge in a District Court; 1976-1978, Legal adviser, Ombudsman for the Norwegian Parliament.


English, Scandinavian languages.


The Norwegian Member of the Board of European Employment Lawyers' Association (EELA) since 2008.


1988 Admitted to the Supreme Court 1970-1976 University of Oslo Cand. Jur. (Qualifying law degree).



Within: Leading individuals

Lars Holo - Arntzen de Besche

Within: Employment

With 'impressive, first-class, professional competencies', Arntzen de Besche is 'in a class of its own'  and has 'deep insight into the legal issues at hand and an in-depth knowledge of its clients' industries' alongside an ability to provide 'access to every resource at short notice'. Key sector expertise for the group encompasses the aviation, energy, public, media and construction sectors. Recent highlights include advising Scandinavian Airlines Systems on multiple issues including union negotiations, assisting TV2 with the employment aspects of its restructuring and downsizing, and acting for DCC Energy on its acquisition of Esso Norge's retail petrol station network. Håvard Sandnes leads the team, Tron Dalheim is 'undoubtedly one of the absolute best lawyers in the field', Knut-Marius Sture 'solves problems quickly', Lars Holo handles contentious work and Sven Iver Steen focuses on pensions law. Frode Martin Toftevåg joined from Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS in 2019.

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