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Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS
AKERSGATA 28
0158 OSLO
Norway

Norway > Employment Tier 2

Boutique employment firm Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS stands out for its ‘in-depth competence and extensive experience in the field‘. The firm operates as part of Littler Mendelson, P.C.‘s global group, and acts as the group’s coordinator in the Nordics. Ole Kristian Olsby, who ‘gives pragmatic advice‘, jointly heads up the practice with the ‘very committedRunar Homble, who has extensive expertise in advising on disputes arising from whistleblowing cases, redundancies and reorganisations. Trond Erik Solheimhas a solid, fundamental understanding of pensions rights and presents his knowledge very clearly‘, while Tore Lerheim ‘is very thorough and experienced‘, and regularly advises on pension law. Merete Furesund focuses on collective labour matters.

Practice head(s):

Ole Kristian Olsby; Runar Homble

Testimonials

Homble Olsby has good knowledge of the Norwegian labour law and a cost saving pragmatic approach for the long run.’

Trond Erik Solheim’s expertise in employment law is significant.’

‘Tore Lerheim is very thorough and experienced. He is also good at finding solutions that enable us to close cases in a satisfactory way.’

‘The team is very friendly and efficient, and has the level of speciality that means that they grasp the key issues at hand very fast, and is cost efficient for us.’

‘Runar Homble, Trond Erik Solheim and Merete Furesund have all demonstrated friendliness, efficiency and are highly dependable. Always keeping timelines and very to the point in deliveries.’

‘The team is very attentive to our needs and provides practical, to-the-point legal advice.’

‘Merete Furesund is highly skilled and experienced within the field of employment law. She responds quickly, is good at understanding what we are asking for and provides useful advice. Her extensive experience with employment related issues and the knowledge and understanding of our company makes her a valuable discussion partner in complicated cases. Furesund is very service-minded and pleasant to work with. She also has very good people skills and is highly appreciated in our company.’

‘They are service-oriented and available when needed.’

Key clients

Crystal Acquisition Company Limited

Dalema Group

Elkjøp Nordic AS / Elkjøp Norge AS

Fjellinjen AS

GK Norge

Globalization Partners Ltd

Gnist Group

Iyuno Media Group

Kaffebryggeriet AS

Lily Hospitality Group AS

NEP Norway AS

Norwegian Air Traffic Controllers Association

Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (Redningsselskapet)

Postnord AS

RiskPoint AS

Saipem Drilling Norway AS

The Norwegian Police Union

The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT)

Work highlights

  • Advising Elkjøp Group on a broad range of employment and pension law matters, within Norway and and on an international basis.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to NATCA, Norwegian Air Traffic Controllers Association, on all individual and collective labour law matters concerning both the association and its members, including advising on a major temporary lay-off process.
  • Providing employment advice to all the companies in the Dalema Group, including assisting with a restructuring.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Employment | Global Mobility | International Employment Ole Kristian Olsby
Pension | Employment | International Employment Tore Lerheim
Pension Trond Erik Solheim
Employment | International Employment Merete Furesund
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Merete Furesund  photo Merete Furesund Merete Furesund’s main areas of work are employment law, pension law, litigation…
Runar Homble photo Runar HombleRunar Homble is the Managing Partner and founding partner at Homble Olsby…
Tore Lerheim photo Tore LerheimTore Lerheim’s main areas of work are employment law, pension law and…
Ole Kristian Olsby photo Ole Kristian OlsbyOle Kristian Olsby is the Chairperson and founding partner at Homble Olsby…
Anders Reiremo  photo Anders Reiremo Reiremo advises in most key areas of business law, in particular corporate…
Trond Erik Solheim photo Trond Erik SolheimTrond Erik Solheim’s main areas of work are employment law, pension law…
Number of lawyers : 13
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Littler Global

The firm: Established in 2007, Homble Olsby | Littler is internationally and domestically recognised as Norway’s No. 1 employment boutique, named a top two employment law firm in the country by the Norwegian Lawyer Survey 2021.

The firm offers a full range of services within employment law, pension law and related fields, in combination with in-depth knowledge of company law, contract law and private international law. Our impartiality, together with a dedicated and seamless team offering high-end competence and extensive experience, make us the only independent alternative matching capabilities of the largest law firms in Norway.

Our goal is to create sustainable value for both the client and for the client’s business. We carefully listen to the clients and are dedicated to understanding their challenges, business, and industry. It is our ambition to deliver great value for money, offering cutting-edge expertise, knowledge of the latest trends, and a significant partner attention.

Such approach has helped us attract numerous domestic and international clients representing a wide range of sectors. This includes large and mid-size companies, public bodies, trade unions and employers’ associations, as well as high-level employees in key positions in major companies in Norway.

We are part of Littler, the largest global employment and labour law practice with more than 1,600 attorneys in more than 90 offices. We are Littler’s coordinator in the Nordics, combining seamless pan-regional capabilities with a global reach.

Main areas of practice
Employment: 6 partners and 10 lawyers based in Oslo.
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 expertise in individual employment law, collective bargaining agreements and employment related EU regulations, as well as practical knowledge of other fields such as pensions, immigration, social security, IPR, and discrimination.

Our dedicated teams assist clients in matters involving all aspects of employment law, including employment litigation, restructuring and downsizing, transfer of undertakings, individual dismissals, private international law, work environment issues, privacy protection/GDPR, and collective employment law.
Contact: Mr Ole Kristian Olsby | +47 907 24 877 |  olsby@homble-olsby.no

Pension: 2 partners based in Oslo.
Homble Olsby | Littler provides assistance in pension matters to corporates, pension funds, insurance companies and high-level employees. The team includes advisors with sophisticated expertise in pension law. Trond Erik Solheim is recognized as one of Norway’s leading lawyers within this area, also with a significant track record in litigation and acting as arbitrator in pension law disputes.

Our experts advise companies on processes regarding change of pension schemes and assist both companies and high-level employees in matters relating to individual pension agreements.
Contact: Mr Tore Lerheim | +47 932 59 552 | lerheim@homble-olsby.no
Contact: Mr Trond Erik Solheim | +47 924 91 546 | solheim@homble-olsby.no

Global mobility: 2 partners and 3 lawyers based in Oslo.
With the increasing internationalisation of the labour market, global mobility is becoming even more important. Homble Olsby | Littler provides comprehensive advice on all issues regarding cross-border transfer of labour, offering access to both domestic and global knowhow. The firm assists foreign companies establishing or doing business in Norway as well as Norwegian companies planning to employ foreign labour. This practice area includes work immigration, relocation and posting of workers.
Contact: Mr. Ole Kristian Olsby | +47 907 24 877 | olsby@homble-olsby.no

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Employment | Global Mobility | International Employment Ole Kristian Olsbyolsby@homble-olsby.no+47 907 24 877
Pension | Employment | International Employment Tore Lerheimlerheim@homble-olsby.no+47 932 59 552
Pensjon | Employment Trond Erik Solheimsolheim@homble-olsby.no+47 924 91 546
Employment | International Employment Merete Furesundfuresund@homble-olsby.no+ 47 957 20 050
Lawyers : 16
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Littler Global

Homble Olsby is part of Littler and stand by the Littler global standards: “At Littler, fostering diversity and inclusion is critical to our firm’s success now and in the future. Just as it has been for more than 75 years, diversity and inclusion will remain at the core of who we are and what we stand for”. The Homble Olsby | Littler ambition is to increase the proportion of female partners significantly by 2025.


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.