SELMER WAS FOUNDED
IN 1985. WE QUICKLY
BECAME AN IMPORTANT
CHALLENGER TO THE
ESTABLISHMENT

WHILE OTHER LAW FIRMS
HAD EXISTED FOR
OVER A HUNDRED YEARS,
WE COULD OFFER
FRESH THINKING AND A NEW
PERSPECTIVE

WE ARE COMMITTED
TO CONTINUING OUR
TRADITION OF SEEING THINGS
IN A NEW LIGHT

FOR THIS REASON WE WILL
KEEP ON CHALLENGING
OUR CLIENTS, COMPETITORS
AND OURSELVES.
THE LEGAL BUSINESS
IS STILL TRADITIONAL
SELMER OFFERS A NEW
PERSPECTIVE

Oil and Gas teamgetting attention


Thomas Michelet, head of the Oil, Gas and Offshore team, moves up in the Chambers Global ranking of leading oil and gas lawyers in Norway, and is highlighted for his proactive and analytical approach. Liv Monica Stubholt makes the list as a newcomer, and impresses with her international strength and knowledge of the political aspects of the oil and gas industry. The team's Øyvind Olimstad is also highlighted as an Up-and-Coming, and is praised for his thorough understanding of the petroleum industry's regulatory framework.

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Tops of the
transaction
statistics for 2017

Selmer occupies a strong third position in the number of deals in Mergermarket's League table for [...]

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The Norwegian Government won first round...

In a judgment by Oslo District Court 4 January 2018, the Court ruled that the Norwegian Government's [...]

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Reduced rate of return on gas...

In a letter dated 21 December 2017 to Gassco and the industry, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy [...]

Norwegian tonnage tax scheme approved...

On 14 December 2017 EFTA's Surveillance Authority ("ESA") approved the Norwegian Tonnage Tax Scheme [...]

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Innovation

Innovation andentrepreneurship


Are you an facilitator, an early-stage businesses or an investor? Selmer provides guidance and regular seminars from formation to market leadership.

Our people

Ouremployees


Selmer is one of Norway’s leading legal practices with 160 employees. We are committed to continuing our tradition of seeing things in a new light. For this reason we will keep on challenging our clients, competitors and ourselves.

Nils Kristian Einstabland

Position: Partner, Lawyer

Contact information:n.einstabland@selmer.no
+47 402 13 723

» Read more about our partners

» Partners

Bård Skeie Hagen

Position: Senior Lawyer

Contact information:b.hagen@selmer.no
+47 995 89 988

» Read more about our senior lawyers

» Senior Lawyers

Sigbjørn Vaale Arnesen

Position: Senior Associate

Contact information:s.arnesen@selmer.no
+47 415 20 247

» Read more about our senior associates

» Senior Associates

Anne Marthe Bjønness

Position: Senior Manager - on leave

Contact information:a.bjonness@selmer.no
+47 400 48 012

» Read more about our analysts

» Analysts

Ingrid Hvidsten

Position: Associate

Contact information:i.hvidsten@selmer.no
+47 996 96 598

» Read more about our associates

» Associates

Irene Hansen-Gorman

Position: Legal Secretary/Paralegal DNA

Contact information:i.gorman@selmer.no
+47 414 65 094

» Read more about our paralegals

» Paralegals

Myzaqet Skivjani

Position: Legal Secretary

Contact information:m.skivjani@selmer.no
+47 455 05 490

» Read more about our secretaries

» Secretaries

Frøydis Eikenes

Position: Accounting Associate

Contact information:f.eikenes@selmer.no
+47 23 11 65 00

» Read more about our administration

» Administration

About us

Companydetails


Selmer provides business law advice accompanied by financial expertise. Selmer is one of the largest and most recognized corporate law firms in Norway. We have a large network within the private and public sector, and a considerable share of our business is internationally oriented.

Our people

160

Employees

10

Advisors

110

Lawyers

40

Partners

Total number of employees:

160

New employees in 2016:

19

Number of women:

75

Number of men:

85

History

1985
  • Established by Christian Selmer, Anne Blanca Dahl, Eilif Torma and Morten Stang with the name ”Selmer, Stang, Dahl and Torma”
1989
  • The name of the firm was changed to “Selmer & Co”
  • Moved to larger premises in Tordenskioldsgate
  • Customer base increased significantly through targeted marketing
1995
  • Moved to new premises in Kirkegaten
  • 50 employees
1997
  • Moved from Kirkegaten to Aker Brygge
  • The name of the firm was changed to “Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA”
2002
  • Establishment of multidisciplinary team approach, adding auditors and financial analysts
  • Establishment of office inTrondheim
  • 100 employees
2008
  • Following a strong period of growth, we moved to a new building at Tjuvholmen
  • Over 150 employees
2013
  • Establishment of a new multidisiplinary practice area for Investigation and Compliance

Vacancies

We are always interested in getting in touch with talented individuals, be it lawyers, advisors or administrative personnel. Please go to the Norwegian version of our homepage for more information about new job opportunities.

General application

If there are no vacant positions at the moment, please send us a general application with résumé, transcripts and relevant references to jobb@selmer.no  Applications are kept confidential. You can also contact Siv Carlsson, Senior Advisor HR, on number +47 23 11 65 00 or +47 924 07 035.

 

Personal qualities

We emphasize personal qualities such as creativity, problem-solving skills, good communication and social skills and, of course, expertise. Selmer is well-known for its good working environment, which remains in focus when recruiting new employees.

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Legal 500:

Our leading position within the legal market are shown yearly through the International rating bureau Legal 500.

Banking & Finance (incl. shipping finance)

Capital markets

Construction

Corporate and M&A

Dispute resolution

EU and competition

Electricity, nuclear and renewable

Employment

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Intellectual property and TMT

Offshore construction and shipbuilding

Oil and gas

Real estate

Tax

Tier

321
Tier 3: Recommended Tier 2: Highly recommended Tier 1: Leading

Top rated

The Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR 1000 are some of the world's leading guides covering lawyers and law firms. The guides primarily bases its rankings on interviews with the firms' clients and business partners.