Mr Pål Kvernaas > Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
Haakon VIIs gate 10
PB 359 Sentrum

Work Department

Employment and pension


Partner Pål Kvernaas is among the most renowned employment and pension law specialists in Norway who earns praise for his work from clients and colleagues alike. His skill and experience are confirmed by the fact that international law firms and clients frequently select him as local counsel in international matters, and that his client list includes many of Norway’s leading businesses.

He has extensive experience with compensation & benefits matters, restructuring and workforce adjustment, outsourcing and transfers of undertaking, change and termination of individual employments, bonus schemes, collective labour issues, HSE and strategic consulting.

Kvernaas also has experience from establishing and modifying collective and individual pension schemes. He was also a Co-founder and Chairman of Norsk Pensjonsrettslig Forum (the Norwegian Pension Legal Forum).

He has written articles and contributed to books about employment and pension-related issues, including being an annual panel expert on major international employment conferences (i.e. International Bar Association (IBA), European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and American Bar Association (ABA)). He has also frequently been ranked among the Top 10 Employment lawyers in Finansavisen (Norwegian financial daily newspaper), based on votes from peers in Norway.



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Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

Led by employment expert Gaute Krokann, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS‘ ‘very talented‘ team has expertise across the spectrum of employment matters. Krokann handles transfers of undertakings, contentious employment issues, reorganisations and restructurings for a solid client base of state-owned companies and public sector entities, while Lars Kokkvold is ‘a highly skilled lawyer‘ with established expertise in advising on pensions law, whistleblowing cases and cross-border mandates. Pål Kvernaas stands out for his ‘in-depth knowledge and experience‘, and the ‘dedicated and passionateSten Foyn is praised for his litigation expertise. The ‘thorough and extremely competentKari Gimmingsrud advises on downsizings, outsourcings and privacy issues.