Anne Marie Due > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
AKERSGATEN 51
PO BOX 471, SENTRUM
0105 OSLO
Norway

Work Department

Employment

Position

Anne Marie Due the managing partner at Hjort and a member of our employment law department.  She has extensive experience in this practice area.

Anne Marie is experienced within employment law, including the law for government employees, pensions, privacy, administrative law and litigation. Anne Marie assists clients in both the private and public sectors and has broad experience in the particular problems that are relevant for public sector entities.

Anne Marie assists clients both with legal advice and as legal counsel in connection with most issues in employment law, pensions, privacy and administrative law. Notably, she has conducted several cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court during the last few years concerning issues such as the limitations to the employer’s management prerogative when relocating or making changes in senior policy measures; the issue of whether the loss of contractual early retirement pension scheme (AFP) implies a right to vote in the transfer of a business, and whether employers are entitled to use information from waste disposal vehicles’ satellite navigation system to detect possible employment irregularities.

Anne Marie has also conducted a case before the Norwegian Supreme Court in a plenary session. The case addressed whether an instruction laid down by the government was in violation of the constitution. Furthermore, Anne Marie has conducted a number of cases before the district courts and courts of appeals on a range of labour law issues, including several cases concerning the future regulation of pension rights and responsibility for costs associated with these.

In addition, Anne Marie has had extensive advisory assignments, including offering ongoing advice in whistleblowing cases and . The investigative assignments have included looking into whether the Working Environment Act’s requirement to a suitable working environment had been violated, various forms of harassment, privacy law breaches, and cases of violation of employees’ individual rights.

Career

  • 2012 – Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2011-2012: Partner, Advokatfirmaet Mageli ANS
  • 2009-2011: Senior Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2002-2009: Associate, Attorney and Senior Attorney, Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS
  • 1995-2002: Senior executive officer, Adviser and Assistant Director General, Ministry of Church Affairs, Education and Research

Languages

English, Norwegian

Memberships

The Norwegian Bar Association

Education

  • 1995: Law degree, University of Oslo
  • 1986: MF Norwegian School of Theology, intermediate subject in Christianity

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Anne Marie DueAdvokatfirmaet Hjort

Advokatfirmaet Hjort’s employment practice is a ‘well-oiled machine’, which acts for notable clients in the energy, banking, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, education, technology and public sectors and also handles issues for senior executives; key examples include Statoil, Siemens and DNB Bank. The team also utilises the firm’s litigation strength to handle high-profile employment disputes; it recently represented the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in a sexual harassment case. Lars Styren heads up the department and joined from the NHO in early 2019, former practice head Einar Engh is a key contact for collective and individual employment law, Alex Borch focuses on litigation, and Claude Lenth handles non-compete restrictions, pension issues and data mandates. Managing partner Anne Marie Due also contributes to the practice and acts for public sector clients. The group also saw growth in early 2020 with the recruitment of Jens Kristian Johansen and Christopher Hansteen and other junior team members from Advokatfirmaet Grette AS. Jarl Borgvin Dørre joined Advokatfirmaet Lund & Co DA in mid-2019.

Norway > Dispute resolution

Alongside its notable civil litigation expertise, Advokatfirmaet Hjort is a key name in the market for criminal cases and regularly handles white-collar crime matters including tax evasion, corruption and insider trading work. The group is also recommended for professional liability issues; it recently acted for Sparebank 1 SR-Bank in a dispute against its former lawyers. Key contacts in the practice include Alex Borch, Frode Innjord and Kristin Veierød; Borch is singled out for his employment law expertise; Innjord handles civil litigation and Veierød is an expert in claims in the electronic communication field. Clients also praise managing partner and employment expert Anne Marie Due, and white-collar expert Nils Christian Langtvedt. Anders Myhre joined Advokatfirmaet Grette AS in 2020.