Tarjei Thorkildsen > BAHR > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

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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

At BAHR, the team recently represented longstanding client Spekter before the Supreme Court in a high-profile case concerning the secondary legal effect of collective agreements on individual employment agreements, concerning the issue as to whether employees are entitled to a wage supplement following a previous collective agreement even after the agreement ceases to apply following a change to the employers’ organisation; practice head Tarjei Thorkildsen led on this matter. Other key practitioners include pension law expert Peter Hammerich, of counsel Geir Gustavsson and private equity specialist Børre Sofus Arnet. Senior associate Hannah Osberg Andresen and associate Agnes Inora Marie Strøm Olsen are also noted.

Norway > Insurance

BAHR‘s team of ‘very good insurance lawyers‘ is led by oil and gas expert Jan Jansen, who handles D&O and professional indemnity claims for international insurers and is also well known for his expertise in litigation. Atle Skaldebø-Rød is ‘extremely sharp and quick on his feet, and a great litigator‘, with a solid track record in handling contentious marine insurance work. Tarjei Thorkildsen is also a key contact for marine insurance litigation, and acts as counsel to the Norwegian Hull Club on business interruption claims, reinsurance work, and ship and cargo damage cases. Senior associate Mads Schjølberg is a name to note.