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Arntzen de Besche

Work +47 23 89 40 00
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Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim

Tron Dalheim

Work +47 23 89 40 00
Arntzen de Besche

Work Department

Employment law, mergers and acquisition and Pension law.


Partner in Arntzen de Besche's Employment law practice group. He has wide experience in counselling and litigation within the field of employment law, pension law, and mergers and acquisitions. Dalheim is admitted to the Supreme Court, and has participated in a number of large litigation cases and has appeared in front of the Supreme Court, the Labour Court of Norway, district courts, courts of appeal as well as appeared in arbitration matters. Dalheim has considerable experience with employment issues related to restructuring. During the last years he has assisted a number of large Norwegian corporations with their restructuring activities including de-merger of business areas, take-overs and mergers. Dalheim has been project manager for large restructuring processes related to business take-overs in co-operation with law firms in other Scandinavian countries. Dalheim frequently gives presentations and lectures about employment law issues. Publications: Norwegian Seaman's law (2008), The Seaman's act and the act on Norwegian International Ship register, Arbeidsrett Vol 2 (2008), Commentary to the Norwegian Working Environment act (2006), Temporary employment, Arbeidsrett Vol 4 (2006).


2006 - Partner, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 2002-2006, Attorney, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS; 2000-2001, Researcher, Norwegian Supreme Court; 1997-2001, Attorney, Norwegian Shipowners Association; 1996-1997, Legal advisor, Judge Advocate General.


English, Scandinavian languages.


European Employment Lawyer Association, Norwegian Employment Lawyer Association.


1990-1996 University of Bergen - Cand. jur. (Qualifying law degree), 1995: University of Oslo Maritime law.



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Tron Dalheim - 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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