Claude A. Lenth > Advokatfirmaet Hjort > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Hjort
0105 OSLO
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Work Department

Employment, TMT


Claude A. Lenth is a partner in Hjort’s Employment Law department.

With over twenty years of experience as a lawyer Lenth has extensive experience within the employment law practice area, data privacy law and GDPR.

Lenth’s large client portfolio consists of national and international companies and businesses, and public institutions as well. He is also frequently requested by managing leaders of organizations for assistance with their legal matters. Lenth provides legal counseling within all practice areas of employment law, including pension rights.

Lenth advises in various matters such as restructuring and reorganization, business transfers, employment termination and dismissals, non-compete and restrictive covenants, temporary staffing procedures, termination agreement negotiations, as well as working environment conditions. Working environment conditions include whisteblowing cases and internal investigations. Lenth also has experience from the Norwegian courts and the Court of Arbitration.

Since 1997, Lenth has also worked with data privacy matters within employment law. He has comprehensive experience with all types of privacy matters within various branches and social areas, such as in the employment sector, research and health sector, investigation assignments, e-commerce and network solutions, and marketing. Lenth also advises private and public entities with all types of privacy law issues and assignments. These issues can pertain to compliance and transferring of confidential information outside of the EEA/EU area, with regards to cloud-services, the evaluation and establishment of routines for data security. Lenth’s experience with the data security for documents has been beneficial for his assistance with cases pertaining to inquiries and complaints for the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA) and the Privacy Appeals Board. Lenth also assists clients with data protection within inquiries, data seizures and defense assignments.

Recently, Lenth has assisted a number of private and public businesses with GDPR compliance and has been actively engaged in hearings pertaining to The Personal Data Act through his position on the Data Protection committee in the Norwegian Association of Lawyers.


  • 2008 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2006 – 2007 Senior Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2003 – 2006 Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1999 – 2002 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1997 – 1998 Research assistant, Department of Computer Law, University of Oslo


English, Norwegian


  • The Norwegian Bar Association
  • The Norwegian Association for Computers and Law
  • 2001 – 2004 Deputy member of the Privacy Appeals Board


1999 Law degree, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Claude LenthAdvokatfirmaet Hjort

Headed up by Lars Styren, the employment practice at Advokatfirmaet Hjort advises on all aspects of employment law and acts for a variety of clients, including telecoms businesses, banks and energy companies; it is also a key name for unions and governmental entities. Anne Marie Due and Alex Borch  are experienced in employment litigation, and Claude Lenth specialises in non-compete and pension matters, while Jens Kristian Johansen focuses on individual and collective employment law. Einar Engh regularly acts for the National Federation of Trade Unions and Christopher Hansteen assists with human rights issues.