Jan L. Backer


About Jan

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.

Work experience
1991- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_1988-1990 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_1986-1987 Deputy Judge, Drammen byrett_NEWLINE_1984-1986 Executive Officer, Tax Department, The Norwegian Ministry of Finance
1983 Cand. jur., University of Oslo
Relevant experience
Litigation and advice on reorganization, downsizing, redundancy and pension related issues_NEWLINE_Advice on corruption and other integrity issues_NEWLINE_Negotiation and signing of purchase agreements, shareholder and loan agreements relating to companies in developing countries
Pensjoner i et nøtteskall ("Pensions in a nutshell"), book, with Simen Lium, Gyldendal Rettsdata 2016_NEWLINE_Contributor to the book 100 næringseiendomstips (100 commercial real estate tips), Wikborg Rein 2014
Stiftelsen Studenterhjemmet, Chairman_NEWLINE_International Cruise Management Agency AS, Director