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Sigurd-Øyvind Kambestad

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Work +47 99 25 65 24
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Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

Work Department

Employment

Position

Sigurd-Øyvind Kambestad has extensive experience in individual and collective employment law, as well as related areas of law, such as pensions and the law of torts. As a lawyer in the Legal Department of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), he has for many years been assisting LO and the LO member unions with collective bargaining, mediations and a number of litigations before the Labour Court. He has litigated several cases on the transfer of undertakings before the Supreme Court. He has also acted in a number of high-profile cases concerning bullying/whistleblowing and was a member of the ministerial reference group in relation to the drafting of the whistleblowing provisions in the Working Environment Act and subsequently in relation to the assessment of potential revisions to the whistleblowing provisions.

Career

2014-: Partner, Grette, 1996-2014: Attorney, The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), 1994-1996: Legal practice, Oslo, 1993-1994: Legal practice, Lillehammer, 1991-1993: Deputy Judge, Gjøvik, 1990-1991: Associate, Wikborg, Rein & Co

Languages

Scandinavian Languages, English

Member

Norwegian Bar Association

Education

Admitted to the Supreme Court (2004), University of Oslo (1990, Law degree)


Norway

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Key ares of specialism for¬†Advokatfirmaet Grette AS¬†include the construction, property, IP, employment and oil and gas sectors. Its client roster includes Mundipharma, which the team acted for in patent enforcement issues; the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, which it represented in a dispute relating to the construction of a new road; and National Oilwell Varco, which it acted for in lawsuits arising from its restructuring.¬†Amund Brede Svendsen¬†leads the group and¬†Sigurd-√ėyvind Kambestad¬†and¬†Christopher Hansteen¬†handle employment disputes.

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Employment

Within: Employment

Advokatfirmaet Grette AS¬†is a key name in the market for employment disputes, particularly those involving collective employment law; it recently represented the Norwegian Medical Association in a matter relating to the validity of a collective wage agreement. Other work includes advising National Oilwell Varco Norway on its downsizing and restructuring, and assisting Evry Norge with a downsizing and related litigation.¬†Jens Kristian Johansen¬†leads the group, which also includes¬†Christopher Hansteen¬†and¬†Sigurd-√ėyvind Kambestad.

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Legal Developments by:
Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

  • Proposed ban on personal import of medicinal products ordered via Internet

    The Ministry of Health and Care has recently issued a hearing letter proposing stringent restrictions on import of medicinal products for personal use. Among the actions proposed, is a general ban on the import of prescription drugs, and access for Customs to seize and destroy falsified or illegal medicinal products.
    - Advokatfirmaet Grette DA

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