Kjersti Borgen is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office, and is deputy head of the firm's employment law practice group. Kjersti holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Bergen from 2008 and a Diploma in International Finance Law from University of London. She specialized in employment law and has worked with employment law since.
Kjersti has broad experience within the employment law field, assisting Norwegian and international clients within various industries in the private and public sector. Kjersti has also acted as a lawyer for employees and trade unions. She regularly provides advice in complex matters regarding, inter alia, reorganizations, redundancies, transfer of undertakings, dismissals and cases re discrimination and harassment. Her work includes extensive experience with dispute resolution through negotiations and litigation before the courts. She has particular expertise in collective employment law.
She regularly lectures and holds seminars for clients as well as employer/employee organizations.
In addition to her experience from Wikborg Rein, Kjersti has worked several years in Gjensidige Group as a lawyer in Group Legal, and in Tekna (the largest Norwegian union of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals). Kjersti is also a deputy judge in the Labour Court of Norway (Norw: Arbeidsretten, a specialist court which decides on disputes relating to collective agreements with final effect.)
Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
2018 - 2022
Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
Deputy Judge, Arbeidsretten
Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Lippestad AS
2015 - 2017
Attorney, Tekna - The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals
2011 - 2014
Attorney Corporate Legal, Gjensidige Forsikring ASA
2008 - 2011
Associate, Wikborg Rein
INSEAD Executive Board Programme
Certificate in international finance Law, Queen Mary, University of London
2003 - 2008
Master of Laws, University of Bergen