Mr Stein Kimsås-Otterbech > Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
Ruseløkkveien 38, 0251 Oslo
PO Box 1484 Vika
NO-0116 Oslo
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Work Department

Employment; Compliance & Investigations


Mr Stein Kimsås-Otterbech has extensive experience with matters concerning employment law and as a litigator. He assists Norwegian and international clients on all aspects of employment law with a particular focus on dispute resolution, restructuring and downsizing, hiring and dismissal of employees, and issues related to pensions. Mr Kimsås-Otterbech heads the firm’s Employment Law department.


2014 Partner, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2013-2014 Partner, Oslo office, Homble Olsby; 2012-2013 Managing Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2009-2012 Lawyer, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2007 Admitted to the bar; 2006-2008 Associate, Oslo office, Thommessen; 2004-2006 Registrar I, Oslo City Court; 2003-2004 Deputy Judge, Heggen and Frøland City Court; 2002-2003 Deputy Judge, District Court, Sandefjord




Norwegian Bar Association


2006 European Young Lawyer Scheme, British Council, University of Edinburgh; 2002 Candidate in Jurisprudence, University of Oslo

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Stein Kimsås-OtterbechAdvokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS fields a broad employment practice with particular strength in litigation, investigations and large transfers of business transactions, particularly in the oil and energy sectors. The ‘very skilled’ team possesses in-depth knowledge of compensation and benefits issues, pensions, strikes and collective agreements. Practice head Stein Kimsås-Otterbech is an experienced litigator and is renowned for his advice involving changes in senior management and transfers of undertakings. The group also includes Tron Dalheim, who is a skillful litigator in the oil, energy and aviation sectors; Håkon Berge, an expert in dispute resolution and litigation; and Anders Sundsdal, who focuses on litigation, redundancy processes and transactions. Trine Vabø is also recommended for her ‘excellent legal opinions’ in all areas of employment law, especially within the energy and renewables sectors.