Mr Nicolay Skarning > Kvale Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Kvale Advokatfirma DA
0122 OSLO
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Work Department

Emplyment and pension, litigation and dispute resolution


Nicolay is specialized in employment law and Heads Kvale’s Empolyment law and pension department. In addition he has competense within privacy protection, EU/EEA law and competition law as well as human rights. He was admitted to Norwegian Supreme Court in 2004 and has written several books and professional articles with main focus on employment law and procedure.


2010 – Partner, Kvale; 2006 – 2009 Partner, Bull & Co.; 2006 External Examiner, Faculty of law, Oslo2005 Secondee, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), London; 1999 – 2006 Lawyer, NHO – Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, Labour Department1998Trainee, Law Firm Brodies, Edinburgh; 1995 – 1999 Deputy Judge, Larvik District Court and Oslo City Court; 1994 – 1995 Associate, Norway’s Export Council, EU Department; 1994 Trainee, European Commission, Brussels; 1993 -1994 Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Department; 1991 – 1993 Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence, Legal Department


Norwegian and English


The Norwegian Bar Association


2015 Arbitrator Education at the Danish Law Association (Danske Advokater), Copenhagen and at the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Paris; 2005 Postgraduate Diploma of EU Law, King’s College, University of London; 1998 Proficiency in English, Cambridge University; 1993 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science and criminology, University of Oslo; 1990 Law Degree, University of Oslo; 1989 EU Law and French Law, Université d’Aix-Marseille III1988American Contract Law, University of North Dakota

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

Led by Nicolay Skarning, the team at Kvale Advokatfirma DA continues to handle large restructurings, downsizings and collective and individual employment issues for clients in the media, retail, oil and gas and shipping sectors. Skarning has extensive experience in advising on collective agreements, and Jan-Erik Sverre focuses on transfers of undertakings, pension law issues, dismissal cases and whistleblowing claims. Monica Gjerde Sperre specialises in assisting shipping companies with a broad range of employment law issues. Senior associate Pernille Brusdal is also a name to note.