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Homble Olsby advokatfirma AS
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Homble Olsby Advokatfirma AS


Merete Furesund’s main areas of work are employment law, pension law, litigation and dispute resolution. Furesund has considerable experience in prosecuting cases before the ordinary courts, the Labour Court, the Supreme Court in Norway and the EFTA Court in Luxembourg. Furesund advises top management in all employment law issues. She has a particular interest in and extensive experience with issues regarding working hours, workforce reductions, reorganizations, business transfers and EU/EEA employment law. She also has extensive experience in collective labor law such as drafting and interpretation of collective agreements, implementation of collective bargaining and collective issues arising from corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions. Merete Furesund is a co-author at, which is a digital commentary edition to the Working Environment Act. She is also a co-author of the Norwegian chapter in the Workforce Restructuring in Europe, Bloomsbury 2015.


• Partner | lawyer at Homble Olsby law firm May 2017 –
• Senior Lawyer and Senior Associate at Kvale law firm August 2011 – April 2017
• Lawyer and Deputy Director at SAMFO 2004 – 2011
• Associate and Negotiation Consultant at SAMFO 2000 – 2004
• Legal Advisor, DNB Postbanken Real Estate 1999 -2000


• Norwegian
• English


• The Norwegian Bar Association
• The Norwegian Society of Labour Law
• The Pension Forum
• The Board of Advisors; Executive Women’s Forum


• Law degree (cand. jur.), University of Oslo, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > Employment

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.