Simen Lium


About Simen

Simen Lium is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's employment law practice group. Lium holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Oslo from 2006, specializing in employment law and pensions. 

Lium focuses on a wide range of matters related to employment law, contracts and pension. His work generally involves providing assistance to Norwegian and international clients within various industries in the private and public sector, research work and dispute resolution through negotiations and litigation before the courts. He also contributes to employment law and pensions publications, and holds seminars for clients and students at the University of Oslo. 

Lium is recognised for his work as an employment law lawyer in amongst others Chambers, Legal 500 and the annual lawyer rating in the Norwegian business newspaper Finansavisen.

Work experience
2017- Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2013-2016 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2010-2012 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2007-2009 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2006 Trainee at various law firms, Oslo_NEWLINE_2004-2005 General Manager, the "Frokostkjelleren" Foundation_NEWLINE_2003-2005 Case handler, Juss-Buss, the Social and Employment Law Group
2009 Practising Certificate_NEWLINE_2006 Master of Laws, University of Oslo – Specialising in employment law (Master's thesis: "Pensions and transfer of undertakings")
Relevant experience
Broad experience in dispute resolution, including from a number of court cases within employment law and related contractual issues._NEWLINE_Ongoing advice to Norwegian and international clients in connection with reorganisations, downsizing, drafting of contracts, redundancy and pensions. _NEWLINE_Broad experience in employment law matters and other legal matters in relation to investigations.
"Pensions in a nutshell", book published by Gyldendal 2016_NEWLINE_Article on the Norwegian Act on Restructuring (in Norwegian "Omstillingslova snaue tre år etter ikrafttredelsen Рet overblikk og en oppfordring til lovgiver", published in Arbeidsrett vol. 3/4, 2010_NEWLINE_Contributed several years within Norwegian law to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's annual publication "Doing Business"._NEWLINE_Contributor to the book 100 næringseiendomstips (100 commercial real estate tips), Wikborg Rein 2014
Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's legal committee on Employment Law_NEWLINE_