Simen Lium


About Simen Lium

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

Simen 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.

Simen 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

  • 2013 - 2016

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2010 - 2012

    Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2007 - 2009

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2006 - 2006

    Trainee, Various law firms

  • 2004 - 2005

    General Manager, the "Frokostkjelleren" Foundation

  • 2003 - 2005

    Case handler, Juss-Buss, the Social and Employment Law Group

  • 2009

    Practising certificate

  • 2006

    Master of Laws, Specialising in employment law (Master's thesis: "Pensions and transfer of undertakings"), University of Oslo

  • 2017

    Member of the Norwegian Bar Association's legal committee on Employment Law

  • 2013 - 2015

Selected projects
  • Broad experience in dispute resolution, including from a number of court cases within employment law and related contractual issues.

  • Ongoing advice to Norwegian and international clients in connection with reorganisations, downsizing, drafting of contracts, redundancy and pensions.

  • Broad experience in employment law matters and other legal matters in relation to investigations.

  • "Pensions in a nutshell", book published by Gyldendal

  • Article on the Norwegian Act on Restructuring (in Norwegian "Omstillingslova snaue tre √•r etter ikrafttredelsen – et overblikk og en oppfordring til lovgiver", published in Arbeidsrett vol. 3/4

  • Contributed several years within Norwegian law to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's annual publication "Doing Business"

  • Contributor to the book 100 n√¶ringseiendomstips (100 commercial real estate tips), Wikborg Rein 2014