Area of expertise

  • Employment and Pension

Tarjei Thorkildsen is head of BAHR’s Employment practice group and has many years of experience with national and international labour law issues, including, in particular, the provision of ongoing advice to large (Norwegian and international) enterprises on all types of labour law issues. He is also editor of the labour law journal Arbeidsrett and co-author of the annotated edition of the Working Environment Act.

Thorkildsen also has extensive litigation and arbitration experience, encompassing a broad range of cases.

“He is very aware of the client's needs and is capable of delivering strong and pin-pointed legal assessments in a short period of time, if needed.”

Chambers Europe

Work experience

  • 2003 - present - Partner, BAHR
  • 1998 - 2002 - Partner, Law firm Schjødt
  • 1992 - Judge, Drammen city court
  • 1990 - 1998 - Attorney General, Civil Affairs


  • 1997 - Admitted to the Supreme Court
  • 1994 - Master of Law, Cambridge University
  • 1989 - Cand.jur, University of Oslo
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