Tarjei Thorkildsen > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

0117 OSLO

Work Department

Employment, Benefits and Pensions




Tarjei Thorkildsen is head of BAHR’s Labour Law Group and has many years of experience with national and international labour law issues, including, in particular, the provision of ongoing advice to large (Norwegian and international) enterprises on all types of labour law issues. He is also editor of the labour law journal Arbeidsrett and co-author of the annotated edition of the Working Environment Act.

Thorkildsen also has extensive litigation and arbitration experience, encompassing a broad range of cases.


  • 1997 – Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 1994 – Master of Law, Cambridge University
  • 1989 – Cand.jur, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Tarjei ThorkildsenBAHR

Tarjei Thorkildsen heads up the employment practice at BAHR, which is particularly well known for representing its established employer-side client base in mandates. In a recent highlight, Tor Olav Carlsen led the advice to life sciences company Aleris Røntgen in a dispute arising from the interpretation of a collective agreement concerning a working time arrangement. Peter Hammerich is sought out for his expertise in pensions law, Børre Sofus Arnet is a key contact for private equity issues, and of counsel Geir Mikalsen assists with the employment aspects of transactions. Senior associates Hannah Osberg Andresen and Agnes Inora Marie Strøm Olsen are also key contacts.

Norway > Insurance

BAHR is renowned for its work with major international and domestic insurance groups in the marine and offshore insurance fields and is highly regarded for its knowledge of regulatory matters and disputes. The firm has niche expertise in marine insurance, personal injury claims and issues relating to real estate insurance and property damage claims. Jan Jansen heads up the team and is a leading authority on insurance litigation. Marine insurance litigation specialists Atle Skaldebø-Rød and Tarjei Thorkildsen are well reputed in the industry, and regulatory and transactional expert Markus Heistad also contributes to the practice. Mads Schjølberg is the key name at managing associate level.