Jan L. Backer


About Jan L. Backer

Jan is part of the firm's employment practice. He has an extensive experience in advising companies and industry clients on a broad range of issues. He has considerable experience in international transactions. Jan has worked on employment law issues for more than 20 years. His general knowledge of and long-term relationship with management in business and industry makes him a valuable advisor with respect to contractual issues, termination and other questions relating to the management. He is frequently been used for discussing and preparing pension arrangements as well as advising on conflicts pertaining to pension issues. Jan has been much involved in reorganizations and downscaling. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Panel for employment law. He is recommended by Chambers and Partners as "Leaders in their field" in the category Employment.

Work experience
  • 1991 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 1988 - 1990

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 1986 - 1987

    Deputy Judge, Drammen byrett

  • 1984 - 1986

    Executive Officer, Tax Department, The Norwegian Ministry of Finance

  • 1983

    Cand.jur., University of Oslo

  • 2018

  • 2016 - 2020

  • 2008 - 2014

  • 2007

  • 2005 - 2020