Thomas Talén has extensive expertise in HR-related legal advice in most aspects of employment law in both private and public sectors.

Thomas has experience from, among other things, corporate restructuring and personnel-related issues, including follow-up of individual working conditions, as well as dispute resolution. He regularly assists clients with questions about hiring of personnel and temporary employment.

Thomas was ranked among the top 10 lawyers in Norway within employment law as well as one of the top lawyers who are “Up & Coming” in Norway within Investigation and Compliance by one of Norway’s leading financial papers annual rating in 2021.

His expertise with regards to employment law is also recognized, and regularly mentioned in The Legal 500 in recent years:

"Fast feedback and good communication. Thomas Talén has a high level of competence and is a good adviser for us in many areas."

“My absolute favourite team member to work with is Thomas Talén. He is a good partner for discussion and an excellent adviser. You can trust that he always takes the work seriously, and his advice is based on good legal work.”

“…Thomas Talén, who 'has a good combination of responsiveness, knowledge and empathy'”


Work experience

2021 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2017 - 2021 Partner, Deloitte Advokatfirma
2013 - 2017 Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma
2010 - 2013 Senior Lawyer, Bull & Co Advokatfirma
2008 - 2010 Senior Associate, Bull & Co Advokatfirma
2007 - 2008 Deputy judge, Hallingdal tingrett
2004 - 2007 Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Holmen& Co
2002 - 2004 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Holmen & Co


2006 Company law, special subject, University of Oslo
1995 - 2001 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
1993 - 1995 Officers' training school, The Coast Artillery


2020 - (today) Deputy judge, Labour Court
2019 - (today) Leader, Boards of Appeal, The School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
2016 - (today) Leader, JUC`s network for employment law