Firm Profile > Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS > Oslo, Norway

Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS
0158 OSLO

Employment Tier 3

Following its addition to the global platform of international employment boutique Littler Mendelson, P.C., Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS has established itself as the number one employment boutique in Norway’ thanks to a ‘service-minded, pragmatic and responsive team’, which ‘combines strong legal and technical skills with a hands-on approach’. The full-service team handles all elements of employment and pensions law including restructurings, dismissals, working environment issues and data privacy mandates. Key individuals include Runar Homble, Ole Kristian Olsby, Trond Erik Solheim, Merete Furesund and Tore Lerheim.


Homble Olsby has established themselves as the No 1 boutique employment law firm in Norway. Good quality partners.

They are service minded, pragmatic and respond quickly.’

The team is highly experienced in all aspects of employment law and related disputes. They deliver successful results due to significant expertise, experience and thorough dedicated attention.

The strength of this team is its dedication to provide a personalised service. They combine strong legal and technical skills with a hands-on approach and a desire to help you solve your problems. They are able to guide you through complex issues and clearly see the commercial aspects of matters they work on.

Tore Lerheim stands out. Through credibility and super fast feedback day and night, you have, as the customer, peace of mind – from the first minute until the agreement’s closed.’

Tore Lerheim is both very knowledgable on law, case law and practice in Norway and extremely dedicated. He is very responsive and available.

Trond Erik Solheim: Very good employment lawyer, outstanding general legal skills, and particularly within pension and employment law. Also a very good litigator. Impressive analytical skills.

Runar Homble and Ole Kristian Olsby stand out because they have in-depth knowledge of employment law, and they are very pragmatic in their problem solving.

Merethe Furusund is always extremely hands-on and has extraordinary knowledge.

Key clients

Elkjøp Nordic AS

PostNord AS

GK Norge

Politiets Fellesforbund

Norsk Post- og Kommunikasjonsforbund


Nordlandssykehuset (Nordland Hospital Trust)

Statens Jernbanetilsyn (Norwegian Railway Authority)

Dalema Group

Fjellinjen AS

Keystone Academic Sollution AS

Broadcast Text International

IMS Group

Haut Nordic Hospitality Group AS

Den norske turisforening (The Norwegian Trekking Association)

Kaffebryggeriet AS

Vemado AS

Apokus AS

The firm: Homble Olsby | Littler is a Boutique firm with a broad offering in employment/human resources law, pension law and related fields of law. The firm was established in 2007 by Ole Kristian Olsby and Runar Homble. In 2019 the firm joined Littler Global and is the Nordic office of the Littler network. Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 80 offices worldwide. From the start-up, Homble Olsby | Littler has gradually evolved into a highly recognised high-quality Boutique firm. Homble Olsby | Littler is steadily growing. As of Q1 2020, the firm has six partners and a total of 13 attorneys. The firm offers a full range of services to its clients within this area in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including in-depth knowledge in company law and contract law. Experience includes i.e. restructuring and downsizing processes, dismissals and other individual matters, training programs and dispute resolution including litigation. The firm’s reputation for offering high-quality advice and partner attention at competitive rates has secured clients within a wide range of sectors, including large and international companies, public bodies, as well as high-level employees in key positions in major companies in Norway.

Areas of practice: Employment: HR-related law is today an area that has become increasingly complex. Homble Olsby | Littler offers full-service advice within this field, based on the firm’s deep knowledge of individual employment law, collective bargaining agreements and employment-related EU law, as well as expertise in other fields of law such as pensions, immigration, social security, IPR and discrimination. The firm’s dedicated lawyers assist their clients in matters concerning all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation, restructuring and downsizing, individual dismissals, work environment issues, privacy protection and collective employment law.

Pensions: Homble Olsby | Littler provides assistance in pension issues to companies, pension funds, insurance companies and high-level employees. The firm’s advisors within this field have particular competence and experience in pensions law, and Trond Erik Solheim is regarded as one of Norway’s leading lawyers within pensions law, and also has broad experience in litigation and is used as arbitrator in pensions law disputes. The firm’s advisors advise companies in processes regarding change of pension schemes and assist both companies and high-level employees in matters relating to individual pension agreements.

Global mobility: With the increasing internationalisation of the labour market, global mobility is becoming ever more important. Homble Olsby | Littler offers advice on issues regarding cross-border transfer of labour. The firm assists foreign companies establishing or doing business in Norway as well as Norwegian companies looking to employ foreign labour. This practice area includes work immigration, relocation and posting of workers.

International employment: Homble Olsby | Littler assists an increasingly number of international companies with business in Norway and in cross border matters. Our assistance includes employee matters in multinational companies, restructuring measures, transfer of undertakings, private international law, protection towards employee post-termination activities and the employment side of M&A.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment | Global Mobility | International Employment Ole Kristian Olsby
Pension | Employment | International Employment Tore Lerheim
Pension Trond Erik Solheim
Employment | International Employment Merete Furesund
Photo Name Position Profile
 Merete Furesund  photo Merete Furesund
 Runar Homble photo Runar Homble
 Tore Lerheim photo Tore Lerheim
Mr Ole Kristian Olsby photo Mr Ole Kristian Olsby
 Anders Reiremo  photo Anders Reiremo
 Trond Erik Solheim photo Trond Erik Solheim
Number of lawyers : 13
Littler Global