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Nils Kristian Lie


CMS Kluge
Bryggegata 6
NO-0250 Oslo
PO Box 1548 Vika
NO-0117 Oslo
Languages Norwegian, English

Nils Kristian Lie has in-depth knowledge of employment law, compliance and legal aspects connected to pension. Lie has throughout many years gained considerable knowledge of all sides of employment law, and especially restructuring- and redundancy processes, transfer of undertakings and HSE related questions. Lie has in-depth knowledge of irregular working time arrangements, including supervision and compliance activities connected to already established working time arrangements.

Lie has good knowledge of the employment related issues related to public tender processes, and especially regulations regarding salary and working conditions in public contracts. Lie regularly advises employers regarding universally applicable collective agreements, and allegations/investigations regarding social dumping. Lie does regularly advise employers in the construction industry, and has overall very good knowledge of this business sector.

Lie will also advise and act as coordinator in issues that involves public authorities such as inspections from the Labour Inspection Authorities and/or in connection with workplace related accidents.

Lie has in-depth knowledge of collective employment law and advises employers in connection with negotiations regarding collective agreements. Lie has additional very good knowledge of all legal aspects related to pension issues, both on a collective and individual level.

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Relevant experience

  • 2021 - Partner, Kluge law firm
  • 2017 - 2020 Partner, Law firm Ræder
  • 2011 - 2016 Senior associate, Law firm Arntzen de Besche
  • 2004 - 2011 Associate, Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees
  • 2003 - 2004 Junior associate, Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees
  • 1999 - 2003 Legal counsel and junior associate, Norwegian Union of Health and Social Services Employees
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Memberships & Roles

Member of the Legal Bar Association

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Co-author of Gyldendal’s commentary to the Working Environment Act

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Lectures list

  • Lie does regularly give lectures and seminars for the law firm’s client. Both tailor made courses for individual clients and also general seminars for alle the law firm’s clients.
  • Lie was one of the initiative takers for the educational and competence platform Arena HR. This is a safe meeting point for selected, important HR personnel, both non-clients and clients.
  • Seminar for Center for Continuing Legal Education «Yearly update seminar for lawyers»
  • Seminar at Norwegian Association of Lawyers yearly convention «Collective Employment Law”
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  • 1998 Cand.jur., Universitetet i Oslo
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