Alex Borch > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
Universitetsgata 7
Oslo, 0164
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Alex Borch is a partner in Hjort’s employment law department.

Alex assists both employers and employees with legal advice and in legal disputes in the practice area of employment law. He has comprehensive litigation experience and has negotiated a large number of termination agreements for both employers and employees. Additionally, Alex has special  experience involving employees who start up a competing business – or transfer to competing businesses. Notably, he has edited the book “Konkurransebegrensninger i arbeidsforhold” and been asked by the Ministry to contribute to the legislative process that  resulted in new legislation being adopted in the area.

Furthermore, Alex has extensive experience involving professional liability and board members’ liability. In 2019 he handled many large compensation cases against law firms in both the Court of Appeals and the Norwegian Supreme Court. Alex has also assisted many former managing and board members in compensation proceedings.

Moreover, Alex has broad litigation experience from various contract disputes. The disputes have involved e.g. purchases, franchise relationships, collaboration agreements and distribution agreements. Limitation has featured as a particular issue in several of the disputes.

In addition, Alex has conducted a number of cases before the courts that defy easy classification, including the extent of the authority granted a legal counsel when entering into a settlement, age discrimination and establishing whether a foundation was set up lawfully.


  • 2011 Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 2007 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1997 – 2006 Attorney, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech, advokatfirma AS
  • 1993 – 1997 Senior Executive Officer/acting Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice


English, Norwegian


  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s ethics committee
  • Member of the disciplinary committee of the Oslo branch of the Norwegian Bar Association
  • Member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s legislative committee for labour law


1993 Law degree, University of Oslo 

In 2018, Alex Borch completed the arbitrator education recommended by the Association of Danish lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Alex Borch – Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort‘s practice demonstrates ‘excellent employment law knowledge‘, and focuses on advising an employer-side client base encompassing the oil and gas, retail, construction, energy, manufacturing and banking sectors, as well as assisting governmental entities and unions. Litigator Lars Styren heads up the department, and Jens Kristian Johansen is very experienced in handling individual and collective employment law matters. Christopher Hansteen ‘provides top of the line legal advice‘ on pensions matters, and Claude Lenth ‘is an excellent lawyer to work with, providing fast and hands-on advice on all aspects of employment law‘. Firm managing partner Anne Marie Due is a key name for whistleblowing cases, and Alex Borch is highly regarded.

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