Ole Kristian Olsby

Partner | lawyer

E-mail: olsby@homble-olsby.no
Phone: +47 23 89 75 70
Mobile: +47 907 24 877


Ole Kristian Olsby established Homble Olsby together with Runar Homble in 2007. Olsby has extensive experience as commercial lawyer in employment law, contract law, insurance law, negotiations and litigation. He has worked as counsel for a broad range of clients in different business sectors, including big international companies.

Olsby is ranked as one of the "leaders in their field" in employment law by Chambers & Partners and is "recommended" by Legal 500. Chambers says:

Ole Kristian Olsby has significant experience in executive terminations and downsizing matters. Sources confirm that he "always goes deep into cases and listens, getting straight to the point. He's effective and easy to contact."

Olsby has written the book ”Employment and termination– a guide for managers” together with Harald Venger and Runar Homble. The book was published by Gyldendal Akademisk in February 2012.

Olsby is member of the Norwegian Bar Association and the Norwegian Society for Labour law.

Education and practice

  • Partner, law firm Homble Olsby, 2007 -
  • Lawyer, law firm Wikborg Rein & Co, 2005 – 2007
  • Lawyer, law firm Komnæs Braaten Skard DA, 2001 – 2005
  • Deputy Judge, Alstahaug District Court, 1999 – 2001
  • Serving Lawyer, Norwegian Defence Headquarter, 1998 – 1999
  • Deputy lawyer, Lawyer Gjermund Kalsnes, 1998
  • Lecturer in legal subjects, Merkantilt Institutt, 1998
  • Law degree, University of Oslo, 1998
  • Immigration law Norway
    Norway’s membership in the EEA means that Norwegian immigration regulations generally comply with the regulations within the EU. Norway has implemented EU Directive 2004/38/EC, regarding the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states. Norway has also implemented the Posted Workers Directive (96/71/EC).
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  • Business establishment in Norway
    Homble Olsby also provides legal and practical advice on business establishment in Norway. This includes:
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  • GTDT - Labour & Employment 2016
    The Labour & Employment chapter regarding Norway of the 2016 edition of Getting the deal through is written by Homble Olsby partners Tore Lerheim and Ole Kristian Olsby.
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