Martin Jetlund

Martin Jetlund

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard
Martin advises in particular in reorganisations, acquisitions and sales of companies, mergers and outsourcings. Martin is specialised within employment and pensions law. He also has in-depth knowledge of EU/EEA law and assists clients with international employment relationships and cross-border operations. He is also head of our India Desk, which coordinates our services to Indian clients and to Norwegian companies doing business with companies from India, particularly in industry and technology. Martin is also a Board Member of Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Martin regularly litigates cases before the ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals.

Before joining Schjødt, Martin worked in the law firm Selmer. He has also worked as a national expert in the European Commission and as an advisor in the Ministry of Labour.

Martin is member of the Norwegian Bar Association's legal committee for employment law, and heads the forum for employment law organised by the legal education center for lawyers (JUS). He is ranked within employment law by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He regularly gives lectures within employment law and is an external examiner and supervisor at the law schools in Oslo and Bergen.

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The firm is very service-minded and always ready to help or give good legal advice to our company. We will especially highlight the excellent work and collaboration we have with Martin Jetlund. Legal 500

About Martin


  • 2021

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Individual - Chambers and Partners Europe


  • 2002

    Cand.jur., University of Bergen

  • 2000

    Master of Law in European Law (LL.M.), University of Nottingham, 2000


  • 2020

    Comment to the Supreme Court ruling HR-2020-2109-A regarding bonus to hired employees ("Semco case"), Juridika 10 December 2020

  • 2018

    Comment to the Supreme Court's judgement on travel time as working time, Juridika

  • 2017

    Norwegian section of "Multi-jurisdictional Business Transfers - Employee Issues", Review by Herbert Smith Freehills

  • 2015

    Norwegian section of "Global Guide to Whistleblowing", Review by Herbert Smith Freehills

  • 2015

    "Transfer of undertaking and contractual pension (AFP)", Arbeidsrett nr. 1, s. 122-146

  • 2014

    "Transferee may reduce salaries to the level of its collective agreement, European Employment Law Cases No. 2014-4

  • 2013

    "Assignment of employees when part of an undertaking is transferred", Arbeidsrett og arbeidsliv, Vol. 4 (part 2), p. 295