Jan L. Backer is a partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's employment practice. Backer has an extensive experience in advising companies and industry clients on a broad range of issues. He has considerable experience in international transactions. Backer 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. Backer has been much involved in reorganizations and downscaling. He is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's Panel for employment law. Backer is recommended by Chambers and Partners as "Leaders in their field" in the category Employment.