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Wikborg Rein

DRONNING MAUDS GATE 11, P.O.BOX 1513 VIKA, NO-0117 OSLO, NORWAY
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Work +47 22 82 75 00
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Fax +47 22 82 75 01
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Bergen, London, Oslo, Shanghai, Singapore
Wikborg Rein, Jan L Backer, Oslo, NORWAY

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Jan L Backer

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Wikborg Rein

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Employment Law, Litigation and Arbitration

Position

Jan L. Backer is a partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office. He is heading our employment practice. Backer has an extensive experience in advising companies and industry clients on a broad range of issues. He has considerable experience in international transactions. Backer has worked on employment law issues for more than 20 years. His general knowledge of and long-term relationship with management in business and industry makes him a valuable advisor with respect to contractual issues, termination and other questions relating to the management. He is frequently been used for discussing and preparing pension arrangements as well as advising on conflicts pertaining to pension issues. Backer has been much involved in reorganizations and downscaling. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Panel for employment law. Backer is recommended by Chambers and Partners as "Leaders in their field" in the category Employment.

Career

1991- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1988-1990 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo. 1986-1987 Deputy judge, Drammen byrett. 1984-1986 Executive officer, Tax Department, The Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

Languages

Backer speaks English, Spanish and the Scandinavian languages.

Member

Norwegian Bar Association.

Education

1983 Cand. jur., University of Oslo.


Norway

Employment

Within: Employment

Wikborg Rein's 'highly professional, efficient, supportive, knowledgeable and trustworthy' practice provides 'solid and competent advice' across employment law. Jan L Backer leads the group and is a key name for executive terminations; other noteworthy names include deputy head Simen Lium, who has 'a solution-oriented approach and is always extremely well prepared', and Bergen-based Fredrik Gisholt, who handles employment disputes. Backer recently represented Sørlandet Sykehus in an age discrimination case and Lium acted for Nettbuss in unfair dismissal proceedings brought by a former bus driver.

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